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Colorful rally with spontaneous participation of all ages

Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Our world's wildlife remains in crisis and facing many threats such as habitat loss, shortage of foods, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development. But one of the greatest threats to many species today is poaching and the illegal trafficking of wildlife parts and products. Only all out efforts and awareness are required to ensure their continued existence. …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

CITES World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day message from IUCN Director General

IUCN is delighted to join in the global celebrations of the inaugural World Wildlife Day on 3 March, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, says the Union's Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | Spanish

02 Mar 2014 | Article

Black Tiger Prawn, the two main species of Thai shrimp farms.

Thai shrimp farming: going green?

In January, as part of a BMU-funded project to support mangrove conservation though improved shrimp farming practices in Viet Nam and Thailand, I attended a conference in Chanthaburi Province, the largest area of shrimp culture in Thailand. …  

27 Feb 2014 | Article

Rosewood seized in Pang Sida National Park

(Un)protected Areas: Rosewood Poaching in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai World Heritage Site

The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex encompasses some of the most pristine forests and wildlife habitats in Thailand and is globally important for its biodiversity; that is why it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. However, in recent years, the four national parks and wildlife sanctuary that form this World Heritage Site have come under increasing pressure from illegal logging of Rosewood. …  

24 Feb 2014 | Article

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

Kaçkar Mountains Artvin Yusufeli Beekeeping Activities

Terms of Reference for IPBES expert selection

The IPBES Secretariat has provided additional information to guide the ongoing nomination of experts for the IPBES work programme. Please consult these Terms of Reference (ToRs) in relation to the work expected from experts, and the selection, responsibilities, time commitment, duration of appointment and availability of support. The nominations are due 28 February 2014. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

A pupil from Ban Kengkok Dong Primary School talks about her World Wetlands Day illustration in Champhone district

Celebrating World Wetlands Day in Lao PDR

11 February 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Government representatives, teachers, students and members of local communities came together in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces. 

12 Feb 2014 | News story

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A new IUCN biodiversity survey in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR, recommends urgent conservation measures for birds species in the area.

The Xe Champhone wetland in Savannakhet province, Lao PDR, was designated as a Ramsar site in 2010 due to its importance for the conservation of the Siamese crocodile, the occurrence of specific wetlands habitats and the support it brings to local livelihoods.  

11 Feb 2014 | Article

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story