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  • 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...

  • Vehicular traffic has both direct and indirect effects on tigers - ©Bhojaraju G.M. Vehicular traffic has both direct and indirect effects on tigers - ©Bhojaraju G.M. Photo: Vehicular traffic has both direct and indirect effects on tigers - ©Bhojaraju G.M.

    Driving tigers to the brink

    27.07.2017

    The survival of tigers in the wild depends largely upon the willingness of the tiger range countries to ensure adequate protection of sufficiently large areas from inappropriate development and activities such as roads and poaching.

  • WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including  Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divya Vasudev - WCS India WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including  Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divya Vasudev - WCS India Photo: WCS India surveys of tea plantations reveal presence of a number of species including Asian elephants © Varun Goswami & Divy

    Habitat Connectivi-tea!

    27.07.2017

    The conservation role of tea plantations in Northeast India: With over 3000 sq km of land under tea cultivation, Assam is India’s biggest tea-producer, generating a rich brew sought world-over. But Assam’s tea gardens also play another vital role. When...

  • © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat Photo: © Fauna & Flora International, Ministry of Environment and Forestry_Kerinci Seblat

    For the 2017 International Tiger Day, IUCN Global Director for Biodiversity Conservation Dr Jane Smart speaks about the importance of habitats and landscape scale conservation

    27.07.2017

    Saturday 29th July 2017 is International Tiger Day! I have the pleasure of introducing this third edition of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme’s (ITHCP) newsletter. This edition is of particular interest to me as it focusses on habitat...

  • Shoal of fusiliers swimming over corals around the Fakarava atoll in French Polynesia Coral reefs are hugely important for both marine biodiversity and for artisanal fisheries. Photo: © Catherine Gras

    UN tracks progress on conserving nature as key component of sustainable development

    24.07.2017

    Nature plays a key role in the quest for sustainable development, as made apparent by the UN’s latest assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. While dramatic declines of some species groups continue, targeted conservation action such...

  • The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) The Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) lives in Southeast Asia, and is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

    Experts convene to save one of world’s most trafficked mammals

    07.07.2017

    Saving the Sunda pangolin – one of the world’s most trafficked mammals – from extinction will require engaging local communities in their conservation and addressing the demand for pangolin products, according to international wildlife experts gathered in...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico © IUCN Elena Osipova Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    IUCN to assess new measures protecting endangered vaquitas in Gulf of California World Heritage site

    06.07.2017

    IUCN is expected to carry out a field mission with UNESCO to Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, to assess the effectiveness of new measures to protect the Critically Endangered vaquita. This follows a decision by the World...

  • Simien National Park, Ethiopia Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Kraków, Poland. The site is home to rare species, such as the Gelada baboon. Photo: © IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    Ethiopian park comes off World Heritage ‘danger list’ but challenges remain

    04.07.2017

    Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking place this week in Kraków, Poland. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Committee’s...

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