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Brisk trade threatens slow lorises

Cambridge, UK - A little-known venomous primate may be heading towards extinction due to the high demand for its use in traditional medicine. Surveys conducted in early 2014 by Oxford Brookes University and TRAFFIC in the border area between China and Myanmar have revealed the scale of the trade in Bengal Slow Lorises.
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08 Jan 2015 | News story

Vulture Safe Zone map

First vulture safe zone declared in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh has declared two safe zones for Vultures where ‘zero tolerance' will be shown towards using ‘Diclofenac’ and other harmful veterinary drugs under article 20 (1) of  Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act 2012. The designated areas are Sylhet, parts of Dhaka and Chittagong covering an area of 19,663.18 sq km (1,966,318 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-1 and  Khulna, Barisal and parts of Dhaka covering an area of 27,717.26 sq km (2,771,726 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-2 (VSZ).   …  

06 Jan 2015 | News story

Participants from Beung Kiat Ngong and Xe Champhone Ramsar sites discuss ways to improve tourism and rice cultivation.

Communities from Southern Lao PDR share experiences on Ramsar site management

Community members from Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar site in Champasak province recently participated in a study tour in Xe Champhone Ramsar site in Savannakhet province. Held from 10-12 December 2014, the objective of the study tour, which is one of the closing activities of the four-year long Mekong Water Dialogues projects, was for communities to share experiences on Ramsar governance and promote the Ramsar Convention principle on the wise use of wetlands.  

28 Dec 2014 | News story

Tree Kangaroo

SOS at World Parks Congress

It’s late Monday evening at the World Parks Congress and there is a party booming outside on the lawn. Despite the late hour, upstairs in Hall 2, Pod North is crammed with people. Organised by SOS – Save Our Species, this event featured a selection of grantees presenting on their work.   …  

23 Dec 2014 | News story

Youth programme

Empowering youth with Ecosystem knowledge: Investing in Future

 Youth and the next generations are the owners and beneficiaries of the present day environment conservation. Environmental and ecological problems are emerging as a major challenge in Sri Lanka and expected to get further complicated by the climate change.
 

23 Dec 2014 | News story

2011A-18, SOS, vultures

Adapt or die: lessons from Vulture Conservation in South Asia

For SOS Grantee Ananya Mukherjee, switching from dipstick technology to GPS-enabled bird-tagging was a classic case of adaptive management. Indeed it was one that allowed the larger vulture conservation project to continue working towards its objective: creating three effective Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) on the Indian subcontinent.   …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

Reef fish guide 2 - Launch

Launch of Field Guide to Reef Fishes Volume 02

IUCN Sri Lanka launched the second volume of “Field Guide to Reef Fishes of Sri Lanka” at the Auditorium of the National Science Foundation, on December 04, 2014. Written by Mr Arjan Rajasuriya, Coordinator of IUCN Sri Lanka Marine Programmes and produced by Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Sri Lanka. This Volume 2 of Reef Fishes, adds to the comprehensive expanse of knowledge on Reef Fishes provided by Mr. Rajasuriya in his first volume (Rajasuriya, 2013).    …  

15 Dec 2014 | News story

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Rosewood poaching

Terre Sauvage Exclusive: Saving Thailand's Blood Wood

Highly prized for making reproduction Chinese furniture, Siamese Rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) is being poached to extinction in the eastern forests of Thailand. Heavily armed gangs of poachers are invading the forests, where poorly armed, under-resourced rangers are fighting a battle to protect the few trees that remain.  

04 Dec 2014 | News story

Widodo Ramono receives Packard Award

Widodo Ramono receives IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award

SOS congratulates Mr. Widodo Ramono for receiving the IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award for his long dedication and inspirational leadership in preventing Sumatran and Javan rhinos from extinction 

02 Dec 2014 | News story

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