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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

Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presenting Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit

Sir Peter Scott Award Presented to Dr Russ Mittermeier

Holly Dublin, Chair of the SSC, presented Dr Russell Mittermeier with the Sir Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit at the recent meeting of the SSC Specialist Group Chairs in Al Ain, UAE.
 

18 Feb 2008 | News story

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Body part by body part, Sumatran Tigers are being sold into extinction

Laws protecting the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger have failed to prevent tiger body parts being offered on open sale in Indonesia, according to a TRAFFIC report launched today. …  

13 Feb 2008 | International news release

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien (April 1, 1946-February 7, 2008)

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien 1946 - 2008

 

04 Feb 2008 | News story

Winners of the Golden Ark Award 2008 announced

Patricia Medici, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) and Charudutt Mishra, a member of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group are two of the three winners to be awarded the Golden Ark Award in 2008. …  

04 Feb 2008 | News story

To Bee, or Not to Bee…

The plight of pollinators is causing worldwide concern. Not only are population numbers of many formerly abundant species dwindling, some species are disappearing altogether. …  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Dr. Galen Rathbun, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group, and a team of collaborators confirmed the existence of a new species, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi, in the mountains of Tanzania.  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Jean-Christophe Vié

Le jour où l’abeille disparaîtra… » by Jean Christophe Vié

The title of this book by Jean-Christophe Vié reminds us that the survival of humanity is dependant upon all living organisms. …  

18 Jan 2008 | International news release

Global Experts Meet to Assess Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change

A four-day Species Vulnerability Traits workshop was hosted jointly by Imperial College London, IUCN Species Programme and IUCN Species Survival Commission (hereafter referred to jointly as IUCN) and the Zoological Society of London. …  

05 Dec 2007 | News story

Shortfin Mako

Mediterranean Sea: most dangerous place on Earth for sharks and rays

More than 40% of shark and ray species in the Mediterranean are threatened with extinction, according to a new report from the World Conservation Union (IUCN) …   | French | Spanish

16 Nov 2007 | International news release


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