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    A unified voice for African rhinos: Continent-wide conservation plan launched


    African rhino conservation has seen a major boost this week with the launch of the continent-wide African Rhino Conservation Plan, led by South Africa and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission’s African Rhino Specialist Group (IUCN SSC AfRSG). 
  • Tiger-tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) on coral

    IUCN behind major advance for seahorse conservation


    Thailand, the world’s largest exporter of seahorses, decided on Friday to end seahorse exports until it can address the threats they pose to wild populations. The decision followed 22 years of work on the issue by IUCN SSC’s Seahorse, Pipefish and Stickleback Specialist Group (SSC SPS SG), and was announced just before the ongoing 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
  • Python and python skins

    Kering, ITC and IUCN release new data on the sustainability and livelihood benefits of python trade


    Three new reports published today by the Python Conservation Partnership (PCP), a partnership between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Species Survival Commission Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), reveal that the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is ecologically sustainable and results in socioeconomic benefits for poor households in South-East Asia. 

Featured blogs

How citizen science can help monitor data cold spots – Citizen science, increasingly used to monitor species and ecosystems, is among the many issues to be highlighted at IUCN World Conservation Congress, starting next week. 22 August

Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. 3 August

Saving  Batagur turtles across Asia – Following ongoing success with captive breeding programmes for river terrapins in the Batagur genus, Rick Hudson of SOS grantee Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) reflects on the challenges of pulling a turtle back from the brink of extinction. 8 July

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