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A huge leatherback turtle on the Beach at Quang Tri

Registration closed for sea turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park would like to inform potential volunteers that as of May 30th 2014, we have received more than 200 requests to participate in the sea turtle conservation volunteer programme. …   | Vietnamese

30 May 2014 | Article
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SOS Save Our Species, Douc Langur Foundation, 12A-041-06, Lois Lippold, Chu Mom Ray

Poachers Lose Motorbikes at Chu Mom Ray National Park, Vietnam

Lois Lippold, from the Douc Langur Foundation, an SOS Grantee reports on another heartening development in her project's work to protect the Endangered Langurs and Gibbons of Vietnam's Chu Mom Ray Park. In August 2013, Lois reported the first successful arrest of a poacher in the park. But in the last three months alone, the Chu Mom Ray National Park have confiscated more than 100 motorbikes and destroyed 5795 snares and traps. …  

29 May 2014 | News story

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

New Funding to Tackle Biodiversity Crisis in Indo-Burma Hotspot - Small grants invest in the capacity of civil society to protect rare species

Bangkok, Thailand: A new portfolio of grants to protect the highly threatened biodiversity of the Indo-Burma region was announced today by IUCN and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to mark International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2014. …  

27 May 2014 | International news release

Azerbaijan

IUCN welcomes the Republic of Azerbaijan as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has officially announced its decision to join IUCN and has designated the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

26 May 2014 | News story

Cattle herder in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Environment’s big league

A milestone was reached in IUCN’s history with the recent news that it has been accepted as a Project Agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This will boost IUCN’s impact on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development around the world. …  

26 May 2014 | News story

World Fish Migration Day 2014

Cry for help for migratory fish from New Zealand to Hawaii

Today is the first ever World Fish Migration Day and community events are taking place across the globe to celebrate the importance of freshwater migratory fish and free flowing rivers. WWF (NL), The Nature Conservancy (USA), the IUCN SSC/Wetlands International Freshwater Fish Specialist Group and Wanningen Water Consult with LINKit consult have all come together to promote the theme of CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. …  

24 May 2014 | News story

Ghulam Qadir Shah, Mangrove for the Future Programme, National Coordinator addressing the audience

World Turtle Day and International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 Cleaner beaches must for greater protection to marine turtles

IUCN Pakistan under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project jointly organized the World Turtle Day and International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 at Sandspit Beach Karachi today. The event was organized by IUCN in collaboration with ICIMOD.  …  

23 May 2014 | International news release

SOS Save Our Species, TSA; Batagur baska, Turtle Survival Alliance, 2012A-031, AGJ Morshed

River Terrapins Making a Comeback in Asia

Rick Hudson, President of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) updated SOS with a quick review of nesting successes from Bangladesh for several river terrapin species in the Batagur genus including Batagur baska. Multi-coloured and charming in their own right, the future is looking brighter for Batagur baska and relatives.   …  

23 May 2014 | News story

Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu.

Hawaii to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council has selected Hawaii, United States of America, as the host of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress – the world’s largest conservation event. …   | French | Spanish

21 May 2014 | International news release