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  • White Ash (Fraxinus americana) White Ash (Fraxinus americana) Photo: The Morton Arboretum

    Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List

    14.09.2017

    North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African...

  • Eulemur flavifrons Blue eyed Black lemur male Photo: Guy Randriatahina

    Saving the Blue-eyed black lemurs of Sahamalaza Iles Radama National Park

    08.09.2017

    When a fire spread into Anabohazo forest in Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park (SIRNP) in north-western Madagascar in late 2016 forest guides ran to alert their village communities.

  • Ethiopian Wolf, canis simensis Photo: Andrew Harrington

    First ten projects approved for funding through the African Wildlife Initiative

    07.09.2017

    In partnership with the European Commission, IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species (SOS) is delighted to confirm the first ten projects for funding through its African Wildlife initiative. This marks the beginning of an exciting period for coordinated species...

  • A Sunda pangolin rolled into a ball on a bed of leaves A Sunda pangolin rolled into a ball Photo: © Nguyen Van Thai / SVW

    How one NGO in Viet Nam is saving the world’s most trafficked mammal

    22.08.2017

    Appearing somewhat like a cross between an anteater and a lizard, and rolling into a ball when threatened, the pangolin looks like nothing else on earth. Most people have never heard of them, let alone seen one – yet these creatures are the single most...

  • Communities for Whale Shark Conservation - A success story from Gujarat, India

    14.08.2017

      CEESP NEWS - By Indu Kumari & Sajan John, Wildlife Trust of India The internationally acclaimed Whale Shark Conservation Project, the most successful conservation action project undertaken by the Wildlife Trust of India, has managed through a...

  • Snake Millions of snakes are traded every year for their skins, as pets, or for food and medicines.  Photo: Dan Natusch

    IUCN plant and animal experts inform key decisions on trade and sustainable use

    10.08.2017

    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, informed key decisions on the sustainable use and trade of plant and animal species, including snakes and orchids, at the recent 29th meeting of the Animals Committee and the 23rd meeting of the Plants...

  • Dr George Rabb Photo: © IUCN

    Some Reflections on George Rabb

    02.08.2017

    Prominent conservationist George Rabb, who chaired the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) from 1989 to 1996, passed away on 28 July. Close friend and colleague, and Chair of the Commission between 2008 and 2016 Simon Stuart reflects on George’s...

  • Dr Sugoto Roy gathering communities' point of view in Myanmar (credit T. Gelsi IUCN) Dr Sugoto Roy gathering communities' point of view in Myanmar (credit T. Gelsi IUCN) Photo: Dr Sugoto Roy gathering communities' point of view in Myanmar (credit T. Gelsi IUCN)

    Mission possible – the structure and importance of monitoring missions

    27.07.2017

    It has been approximately 3 years since I took up my post as Coordinator of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP). We currently have 11 projects underway across five Tiger Range Countries. They range from low point € 0.5 million to € 2...

  • Local communities participate in habitat restoration efforts - WWF Nepal Local communities participate in habitat restoration efforts - WWF Nepal Photo: Local communities participate in habitat restoration efforts - WWF Nepal

    Chitwan-Parsa-Valmiki Complex: Corridors for the future of tigers

    27.07.2017

    The foothills of the Himalayas between India and Nepal are a landscape with forests, flood plains and grasslands, the grass being often much taller than a human. It`s home to rhinos, elephants, gaurs – and an estimated 150 Tigers, possibly more. The Terai Arc...

  • Tiger in the Bhutanese mountains - DoFPS Bhutan Tiger in the Bhutanese mountains - DoFPS Bhutan Photo: Tiger in the Bhutanese mountains - DoFPS Bhutan

    High hopes for the Mountain Tigers of Bhutan

    27.07.2017

    Listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ since 1969 and despite over 4 decades of global conservation efforts, tigers continue to be threatened with extinction to this very day.  Human induced changes have reduced the tiger's...

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