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Flying foxes, Haloween, SOS

Flying foxes: myths with more bark than bite

It’s Hallowe’en time again, and around much of the world people are decorating with images of ghosts, vampires, witches, black cats, and, of course, bats. For the superstitious, there may be nothing scarier than the flying foxes of the Philippines, whose 2-meter wingspans make them the largest bats in the world! …  

31 Oct 2013 | News story

Common Seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)

Crowdsourcing Seahorses: New smartphone app offers hope for seahorse science and conservation

Marine conservationists from the University of British Columbia, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago have launched a smartphone app that could lead to new discoveries about some of the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened animals — seahorses — and pave the way for similar efforts with other difficult-to-study species. …  

24 Oct 2013 | News story

Juliana’s golden-mole (Neamblysomus julianae)

Conservation in Action: The Road to Recovery

From saving the world’s most threatened species of sea turtle to bringing unusual amphibians back from the brink of extinction, no conservation challenge is a lost cause if knowledge, dedication and strong partnerships are put into play. This is the message being championed by ARKive to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

SOS, WWF, Irrawaddy Dolphins, Cambodia

From policy to action: thanks to SOS support, enforcement equipment and training make protection for the Mekong Dolphins all the more so tangible.

Irrawaddy dolphins can live in both saltwater and freshwater. However while they are widespread in coastal areas, they now survive in three rivers only. With fewer than 100 dolphins and unsustainable mortality rates, the Mekong population is considered Critically Endangered.   …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story

Maleo bird, Sulawesi, ALTO

Sparing a thought for Maleo birds on World Egg Day

Today is World Egg Day, when agribusiness promotes the consumption of eggs as a healthy source of protein. When it comes to one of Indonesia’s national icons however, the Endangered Maleo bird (Macrocephalon maleo), conservationists such as the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), an SOS - Save Our Species grantee, are trying to discourage the practice of eating its giant eggs for special occasions. …  

11 Oct 2013 | News story

Diceros sumatrensis

Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery

At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020. …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

Action to tackle Southeast Asia’s Extinction Crisis

Southeast Asia hosts a high proportion of the world’s uniquely diverse fauna and flora, but key threats in the region such as habitat loss, hunting and trade continue to drive much of its wildlife towards extinction. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ reveals a worrying concentration of Critically Endangered species in this biodiversity hotspot. …  

17 Sep 2013 | International news release

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

11A-03-53, Dave Hamman Photography

Save The Rhino Trust Namibia speaks with SOS

One of Save the Rhino Trust Namibia’s (SRT) largest-ever grants came from SOS - Save Our Species for the calendar year 2012. Through this grant, SRT was able to enhance its Field Patrolling and Monitoring Programme and continue its valuable contribution towards the ongoing protection of the unique free-ranging, desert-adapted population of the South western subspecies of black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Reflecting on the outcomes from the project to date and rhino conservation in general, SRT spoke with SOS.   …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story


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