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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

马克平研究员当选为自然保护联盟(IUCN)亚洲区域委员会副主席

2014年11月3日,世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)亚洲区域委员会选举结果揭晓,来自中国科学院植物研究所的马克平研究员当选为IUCN亚洲区域委员会副主席。 …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article

Dive boat near North Twin Island

Conserving the Myeik Archipelago: where to start?

In October 2014, in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Myanmar Department of Fisheries, IUCN organized a workshop in Myeik in Tanintharyi Region with funding from the FAO/GEF Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the concept of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how they could be applied in the Myeik Archipelago, which stretches the length of Tanintharyi and contains around 800 (mostly uninhabited) islands. …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article
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Fishermen in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

Call for Proposals - MFF India SGF projects (Deadline Extended)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investments in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable Development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem-dependement communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. …  

01 Nov 2014 | Article