Only 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater; about two-thirds of it is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps and we have long over-stretched this precious resource.



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How citizen science can help monitor data cold spots Effective conservation of the oceans relies largely on long-term monitoring of key species and habitats over wide geographical areas. This is notoriously difficult due to the high cost of such programs. As a consequence, we find ourselves with data ‘cold-spots’, areas for which we have little or no information. Citizen science, aka the involvement of volunteers... 22 Aug 2016
Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following a meeting held in Cameroon to address the issue. Globally, poaching and associated illegal wildlife trade is devastating populations of iconic wildlife species... 03 Aug 2016
Saving Batagur turtles across Asia Following ongoing success with captive breeding programmes for river terrapins in the Batagur genus across India, Myanmar and Bangladesh, Rick Hudson of SOS – Save Our Species grantee the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) reflects on the challenges of pulling a turtle back from the brink of extinction. Historically, Batagur have been among the most exploited... 08 Jul 2016
Last updated - Wed, 31 Aug 2016
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