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


    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...

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    Some Reflections on George Rabb


    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...

  • Mission possible – the structure and importance of monitoring missions


    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...

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