Especies

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Reality bites with game theory in West African Sawfish conservation

“Outreach and sensitization has to be tuned to local sensibilities”, explains Cécile Brigaudeau, project coordinator with AfricaSaw, from Cacine, a town five hours’ drive from the capital of Guinea-Bissau – three of them on dirt track. …  

11 Apr 2016 | News story

PRETOMA, SOS Save Our Species, Yo No Como Tiburon, IUCN, Dogandul, Hammerhead Sharks

A catchy song to help save sharks from costa rican menus

Almost everyone loves a catchy song. Especially Costa Ricans. That's good news for Hammerhead sharks. 
 

01 Apr 2016 | News story

13A-050-018 Ant-poaching banner being shown at football cup,  (c) WCS@PFCI, SOS Save Our Species, Okapi, Elephant, Ituri forest

The future of Ituri Forest's Elephants

"It is up to you the youth of Mambasa. The future of the elephants is in your hands!” Throwing down his challenge to the next generation, the Administrator of the Mambasa Territory in the Ituri Forest of Democratic Republic of Congo was marking the area’s first ever World Elephant Day (2015).   …  

31 Mar 2016 | News story

15A-077-002A Indri indri 2_credit Nannye Randriamanantsaina, SOS Save Our Species, SOS lemurs

Getting Started with Mangabe’s Youth for Lemurs Initiative

Tapping into young people’s energy is key to shifting from conflict to coexistence, according to Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka.   …  

25 Mar 2016 | News story

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

Blog Día Mundial del Agua: Por qué es buen negocio invertir en infraestructura hídrica natural

Blog de Renat Heuberger, Director General del Grupo South Pole, y Mark Smith, Director del Programa Mundial de Agua de la UICN. ¿Por qué un grupo de banqueros y gestores de fondos pasó toda una tarde en un café de Zúrich hablado de la naturaleza? Por las oportunidades y la innovación.   …   | English | French

22 Mar 2016 | News story

Women fishing

Manas National Park, the natural capital from which millions of people benefit

One often looks at protected areas as pristine lands, yet completely isolated from our human activity, with maybe the exception of tourism destinations. However, given the extent of services these sites provide us, we should in fact consider their broader roles in our economies. Protected areas allow people to connect with nature for inspiration, education and recreation. The 200,000 protected areas globally, which currently cover 15.4% of land and 3.4 % of the oceans, support human livelihoods and are the foundation for a green economy. Protected areas provide drinking water to many of the world’s largest cities, alleviate climate change by storing vast amounts of carbon, sustain the booming nature tourism industry and protect communities against disasters.
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17 Mar 2016 | News story

Tiger in Ranthambore

IUCN Director General announces first round of tiger projects

In the last hundred years, the number of tigers in the wild has plummeted by a staggering 97%. The answer to this alarming fall was 2010’s St Petersburg Declaration, strongly backed by the World Bank, which aimed to double the global tiger population by 2022.  
 

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Redefining protected areas boundaries after consultation with the local people in Myanmar

ITHCP empowers local communities for effective conservation

Projects funded by the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) have gone through a step-by-step preparation process, and most of the proponents have been given Project Preparation Grants (PPGs) to ensure local people participation at project design stage and to consolidate partnerships. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Community Tiger Based Protection Unit

The show must go on, despite forest fires in Indonesia

ITHCP-funded consortium led by WWF Germany in cooperation with WWF Indonesia in the Rimbang Baling landscape in Central Sumatra has suffered from the forest fires and related haze at the end of 2015, however the project team on the ground was able to maintain the conservation efforts throughout this dire period by adapting plans according to the situation. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Tiger on camera trap in Myanmar

Htamanthi, North Myanmar: Where Tigers Still Survive

Geographically bounded between Uyu and Chindwin rivers, the Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary has been the largest nature protected area in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar since its foundation in 1974. Covering 531,456 acres, this wildlife sanctuary hosts a variety of critical Asian large mammal species, such as tigers (Panthera tigris), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Asian largest Bovidae species the Gaur (Bos gaurus) and until not long ago the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

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