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

    Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation Like Never Before

    17.02.2018

    In celebration of World Pangolin Day, Dan Challender, IUCN Programme Officer for Sustainable Use and Trade of Wildlife and Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group discusses pangolin conservation and the achievements in...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect...

  • Photo: Tom Milliken

    A Tribute to Esmond Bradley Martin

    08.02.2018

    Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC Elephant and Rhino Programme Officer, pays tribute to one of conservation's great unsung heroes.

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