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  • 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...

  • 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...

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