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24 hour old SBS chick © Paul Marshall WWT

First ever Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks hatch in the UK

Fourteen Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers were hatched in captivity last week after precious eggs were rushed thousands of miles from Arctic Russia to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre in the UK. This operation is part of an SOS - Save Our Species supported project implemented by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) member, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). 

17 Jul 2012 | News story

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IUCN Director General to Speak at Esri International User Conference

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, will speak at the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California, on July 23, 2012. Esri is the largest developer of geographic information system (GIS) technologies in the world. …  

16 Jul 2012 | Media advisory

Leatherback turtle swimming amongst fish

Sea turtle conservation in French Guiana

Located within the unique Amazon ecosystems of French Guiana is Awala-Yalimapo beach, the most important nesting site for endangered Leatherback turtles and an essential habitat for Green and Olive Ridley turtles. An evaluation of the recovery plan for these turtles has recently been conducted to assess its effectiveness and to account for the progress that has been made since its implementation over the last five years. …  

16 Jul 2012 | News story
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Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)

Innovative insurance scheme saves snow leopards

In the rocky Himalayan Mountains of Baltistan, of northern Pakistan, the elusive and beautiful snow leopard (Panthera uncial) is in a battle for survival. …  

10 Jul 2012 | Article

SOS WCS 2011A-004 Markhor Pakistan; 11A-04-05

Pakistan's national animal makes a come-back

The SOS-Save our Species-supported project implemented by IUCN Member the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, is proud to report a remarkable rebound in the markhor population. These results are largely due to conservation efforts focused on strengthening local institutions. …  

07 Jul 2012 | News story

Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Swimming across the Mediterranean and the Black Seas

New report by experts on the status of seals, sea turtles, porpoises, dolphins and whales now available …   | French | Spanish

04 Jul 2012 | International news release

Andatu; the first Sumatran Rhino born in captivity in Indonesia.

Baby born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

The birth of a Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia, just a few weeks after the start of The International Year of the Rhino, has given extra hope for the conservation of this threatened species. …  

28 Jun 2012 | News story

Anders Rhodin with Lonesome George in 1982 at the Charles Darwin Research Station

Lonesome George, a farewell from a friend

When I saw the news yesterday I was overcome with sadness and spent a great deal of time thinking about Lonesome George and all he had meant to both me personally and to the world of species conservation in general, says Anders G.J. Rhodin, M.D., Chairman Emeritus, IUCN Species Survival Commission's (SSC) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. …  

26 Jun 2012 | Article

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

Protecting endangered sharks

Endangered sharks in the waters of the United Kingdom (UK) and its overseas territories will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, UK Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced last week. …  

25 Jun 2012 | News story

Ivory

Experts report highest elephant poaching and ivory smuggling rates in a decade

Elephant poaching levels are the worst in a decade and recorded ivory seizures are at their highest levels since 1989, according to a report published today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The findings, largely based on information submitted by governments, will be presented and discussed at the 62nd meeting of the CITES Standing Committee to be held in Geneva from 23 to 27 July 2012. …  

22 Jun 2012 | News story


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