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Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. …  

24 Apr 2008 | International news release

Sarah Simons

International authority on invasive species appoints new executive director

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has appointed Dr Sarah Simons as Executive Director. Dr Simons will lead the programme in its new location of Nairobi, Kenya.    …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Asiatic black bear

Biodiversity loss – it will make you sick

A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says. …  

23 Apr 2008 | International news release

Fish Eagle

The 2008 IUCN Red List for birds is coming

May 19 will see the release of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds on the Birdlife International website. Occurring every four years, this full update is a global assessment of every bird species on earth: a complete inventory of the conservation status of the world’s avifauna. …  

18 Apr 2008 | News story

Invasive species introduced accidentally in shipping containers, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigating Invasives

Invasive species are causing huge problems around the world. They are transported from one side of the globe to another, mainly by ships. Here, IUCN’s Marine Programme Officer Imène Meliane explains the problem and what we can do to solve it. Wild Talk - Investigating Invasives [MP3] 

15 Apr 2008 | Audio

IUCN/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG) Annual Meeting, Chester 17-18 March 2008

Professor Gordon McGregor Reid, Chair of the FFSG Specialist Group, led the meeting which looked at the global picture for freshwater fish, region by region, and developed strategies for helping threatened species. …  

10 Apr 2008 | News story

Armenia

IUCN and WWF Caucasus support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia

IUCN has provided extensive training materials on its Red List categories to support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia. …  

31 Mar 2008 | News story

African elephants

Review of Options for Managing the Impacts of Locally Overabundant African Elephants

Some of the most important decisions in wildlife management in Africa revolve around elephants. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

SSC Chairs' Meeting group, Al Ain, UAE

SSC Chairs’ Meeting, 11-14 February, Al Ain - a resounding success

The first-ever meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs took place 11-14 February 2008 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and was generously sponsored by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi. …  

06 Mar 2008 | News story

A radiated tortoise skirting the precipice brink above the Indian Ocean at Cap Ste. Marie in southern Madagascar.

Madagascar Turtle Vision

More than 80 conservation specialists from Madagascar and 12 other countries met in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from January 14-17, 2008 to carry out an IUCN Red List assessment of the conservation status of Madagascar’s turtles and tortoises  

29 Feb 2008 | International news release


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