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Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Global forum on protected areas puts nature at the heart of a sustainable future

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 opens today in Sydney …   | French | Spanish | Chinese | Dutch

12 Nov 2014 | International news release

PAKSTRAN organizes walk and cycling rally in Islamabad, in collaboration with NUST on ‘Better Transport, Let’s Breathe Fresh!’

Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), organized a walk and cycling rally, in Islamabad today with a view to creating awareness of sustainable transport benefits amongst youth and students. …  

11 Nov 2014 | News story

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

IUCN welcomes 17 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 17 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2014 | News story

Brazilian restoration experts visited China's Loess Plateau to learn about large-scale restoration.

China – Brazil exchange knowledge on restoration

Experts and leaders from two of the world’s biggest countries and emerging economies met in China last month to share knowledge on how restoration of degraded lands can be accomplished at large scale. …  

10 Nov 2014 | International news release

SOS, International Rhino Foundation, Indonesia

SOS at World Parks Congress Sydney 2014

SOS - Save Our Species is participating at two events during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, on 15 and 17 November respectively.  …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

A royal gift for the ‘Asian unicorn’

In honour of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark’s 80th birthday this year, Copenhagen Zoo recently made a generous donation to the IUCN Saola Working Group (SWG). The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) is a Critically Endangered ungulate endemic to the Annamite Mountains of Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It is so rare and enigmatic that it is often referred to as the ‘Asian unicorn’. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-048-026, Rubaiyat Mansur, WCS, Pantropical spotted dolphin, SOS - Save Our Species

Bangladesh creates new Marine Protected Area for Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Turtles

On 3 November 2014, the Government of Bangladesh declared the country’s first Marine Protected Area, Swatch of No Ground, to safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species under the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.   …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-45-018, Javan Rhino footprint casts, YABI, IRF, SOS - Save Our Species

A Brighter Future for Javan Rhinos?

Good news in the world of rhino conservation is hard to come by these days according to SOS Grantee, Bill Konstant, Program Officer with the International Rhino Foundation. But the results of recent field research in the tropical forests of Indonesia seem very encouraging he reports.   …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A fraction of global military spending could save the planet’s biodiversity, say experts

Only one in four protected areas is well managed. …  

05 Nov 2014 | International news release

UMF Community nest monitoring workshop, Sesan River Cambodia

A hopeful future for River Terns on Cambodia's riverbanks

The riverine areas of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot are home to some of the world's most threatened species of wildlife and are a haven for bird species that nest along its banks and sandbars. Large-scale agricultural practices and infrastructural development in this region have led to rapid loss and transformation of these riverine ecosystems, which serve as habitats for many endangered bird species. These adverse changes have contributed to the rapid decline of riverine sandbar-nesting birds in the Indo-Burma region.  …  

04 Nov 2014 | Article