SOS SRT SRI 2011A-003 11A-03-06

So you think rhino tracking is easy?

  So you think rhino tracking is easy? Let me provide an insight into the daily life of a rhino tracker in the harsh desert of Namibia where SOS – Save Our Species is supporting our work. My name is Dibasem and I have been working as a tracker for Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) for 10 years.    …  

07 Sep 2012 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

SOS RSPB 2011A-018 18A-18-08

Raising the Voice for Vulture Conservation

In celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday 1 September, Ananya Mukherjee, Vulture Safe Zone coordinator at the RSPB explains how advocacy and awareness raising is helping to save vultures through an SOS supported project. …  

01 Sep 2012 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Knowledge drives action

The ground-breaking work of IUCN’s six commissions is highlighted in the latest issue of the journal S.A.P.I.EN.S. …  

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN and Jack Dangermond, ESRI

Esri International User Conference

IUCN Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave a keynote presentation at the Esri User Conference held in July 2012 in San Diego, California. Attended by 15,000 people from 130 countries, this conference showcased innovative applications and the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). …  

14 Aug 2012 | News story

24 hour old SBS chick © Paul Marshall WWT

First ever Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks hatch in the UK

Fourteen Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers were hatched in captivity last week after precious eggs were rushed thousands of miles from Arctic Russia to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre in the UK. This operation is part of an SOS - Save Our Species supported project implemented by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) member, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). 

17 Jul 2012 | News story

Leatherback turtle swimming amongst fish

Sea turtle conservation in French Guiana

Located within the unique Amazon ecosystems of French Guiana is Awala-Yalimapo beach, the most important nesting site for endangered Leatherback turtles and an essential habitat for Green and Olive Ridley turtles. An evaluation of the recovery plan for these turtles has recently been conducted to assess its effectiveness and to account for the progress that has been made since its implementation over the last five years. …  

16 Jul 2012 | News story
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SOS WCS 2011A-004 Markhor Pakistan; 11A-04-05

Pakistan's national animal makes a come-back

The SOS-Save our Species-supported project implemented by IUCN Member the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, is proud to report a remarkable rebound in the markhor population. These results are largely due to conservation efforts focused on strengthening local institutions. …  

07 Jul 2012 | News story

Andatu; the first Sumatran Rhino born in captivity in Indonesia.

Baby born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

The birth of a Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia, just a few weeks after the start of The International Year of the Rhino, has given extra hope for the conservation of this threatened species. …  

28 Jun 2012 | News story

BirdLife International celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2012

IUCN Member BirdLife International celebrates 90 years

IUCN extends warm congratulations to BirdLife International on its 90th anniversary. A founding Member of IUCN in 1948, and long-standing IUCN Red List of Threatened Species partner, BirdLife International provides essential information to guide policy and conservation action for birds. …  

26 Jun 2012 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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