Especies

Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

Economic incentives benefit conservation of bonefish, ladyfishes and Tarpon

For the first time, all species of Tarpon, ladyfishes and bonefishes - marine species found globally in warm-water seas - have been assessed for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 17 known species, two, Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) and Roundjaw Bonefish (Albula glossodonta) are classified as Vulnerable. One species, Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is listed as Near Threatened, three species are listed as Least Concern and 11 are classified as Data Deficient. …  

25 Feb 2013 | News story

IAS event

Invasive alien species: The biodiversity time bomb is ticking!

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) poses a significant threat to native biodiversity in Europe, as well as to our economy and health. They cause some 12.5 billion Euro worth of damage each year in the European Union alone. On 21 February, BirdLife and IUCN co-hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels to shed some light on this ticking time bomb ahead of the EU legislative proposal that is expected in March. The event was hosted by MEP Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and supported by the European Habitats Forum. …  

22 Feb 2013 | News story

Turtle release

New funds for Europe overseas’ BEST!

The Director General of IUCN and the Director of the French Aid Agency (AFD) signed a financial agreement of 800,000 Euros last December. The grant aims at supporting the BEST initiative for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, as well as IUCN’s work on the establishment of a dedicate tool for Europe overseas’ biodiversity.  …  

22 Feb 2013 | News story
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11A-09-12

"Phantom" Condor Chick Documented By Conservationists in Baja California

Conservationists working to release and maintain populations of the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in the wild in Baja California, Mexico have confirmed the existence of a young condor chick that hatched and fledged in the wild. The young chick, is the first of its kind to be reared in the wild in Mexico for almost 80 years, and marks a significant step in the recovery of this species. The chick is believed to have been hatched at a very remote nest site in the spring of 2012 but had not been seen before by researchers. …  

13 Feb 2013 | News story

10A-01-07

Two New Salamanders Discovered

  A team of young researchers from Colombia have recently published an article in the journal Zootaxa describing two new species of salamander discovered during a project supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme and Save Our Species. This exciting discovery is just one of a number of such discoveries made during an SOS funded project that will be reported soon in a special news article. What follows is the original release published by our partners, the Conservation Leadership Programme. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

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Lead Free Flights for California's Condors

Soaring high in the skies over Baja California’s Sierra San Pedro Martir Park is a growing number of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus), Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For those who have worked for years on the project to reintroduce them to their Pacific coast territories, the sight represents a significant success. These birds, identifiable by GPS enabled number tags on their 3m wingspan, have been hand-reared and taught how to be condors by team members at San Diego Zoo Global, an SOS grantee. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

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El Consejo de la UICN nombra Vicepresidentes para el período 2013-16

Los señores Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistán), Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), John Robinson (EE. UU.) y Marina von Weissenberg (Finlandia), han sido nombrados Vicepresidentes de la UICN para el período 2013-16. …   | English | French

01 Feb 2013 | News story

12B-02-08

Mali's Warzone Elephants

The year–long and now escalating conflict in Mali poses a real threat to the Gourma Elephants, so WILD Foundation, an SOS grantee, has adjusted its planning and on-the-ground work to anticipate issues that may arise. Originally awarded a Rapid Action Grant by SOS to train and deploy mobile anti-poaching teams, this activity has been put on hold until the conflict in the region calms down. Meanwhile the following article is an adaptation of an original blog post written by Dr. Susan Canney, Project Leader with the Mali Elephant Project in association with Nomba Ganame, Project Coordinator on the ground in Mali outlining other activities initiated by WILD Foundation. This article addresses the impact of the conflict on the elephant range; the status of the anti-poaching efforts and how the project is adapting through mobilising the young men of the area.   …  

30 Jan 2013 | News story

SOS, Golden Mantella Frog

In Golden Ponds

It is a symbolic irony the Golden Mantella frog’s habitat and the species’ very survival is under threat due to the proliferation of artisanal gold mining among the rivers and ponds that form its jungle habitat in Madagascar’s Mangabe region.   …  

29 Jan 2013 | News story

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).  …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story


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