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Announcing the second round of the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action Grants

Madagascan flying foxes, Ganges river dolphins, Hawaiian plants and Arabian leopards are among the species that are all set to benefit from the second round of grants issued under the Sir Peter Scott Fund for Conservation Action, created by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) to support its Specialist Group’s conservation projects. …  

26 Jun 2007 | News story

Showy Lady's Slipper Cypripedium reginae

Native Orchid Conservation Inc. wins award for wetland conservation

On June 4, 2007, Native Orchid Conservation Inc. (NOCI), a non-profit organization that works to conserve native plant species in Manitoba and throughout Canada, was honoured with a Canadian Environmental Silver Award in the Community Conservation category for their work protecting unique mini-ecosystems and plant communities in Manitoba.  

04 Jun 2007 | News story

Spinydogfish

CITES conference to impact on music, food, and jewelry industry

Wood species used for violin bows, shark species featured in British fish and chip meals and coral species exploited for jewelry rank high on the CITES conference agenda for international trade controls in endangered species, opening on Sunday …  

01 Jun 2007 | International news release

Mustela lutreola

One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new IUCN assessment

The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. …  

22 May 2007 | International news release

Crinoid

Marine Summit calls for dramatic increase in ocean protection

IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit issues strategy to counter escalating threats to the world’s oceans …  

13 Apr 2007 | International news release

IUCN and TRAFFIC review of CITES proposals available online now

Gland, Switzerland, 30 March 2007 (IUCN - The World Conservation Union) - Today is a landmark for IUCN's Species Trade and Use Unit and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as they complete technical reviews of all the proposals submitted to change the listing of plant and animal species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendices. …  

30 Mar 2007 | News story

Threats to Migratory Sharks Highlighted

35 species of migratory sharks and rays considered Threatened by the IUCN (World Conservation Union), also meet the criteria for listing under the Convention on Migratory Species, states a report submitted to the Scientific Council by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and the Shark Alliance. …  

26 Mar 2007 | News story

Flamingo

SSC – An extraordinary resource for the Convention on Migratory Species

IUCN, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Groups, provides valuable scientific input and support to the Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or the Bonn Convention - an intergovernmental treaty that aims to conserve all migratory species throughout their range).   …  

22 Mar 2007 | News story

UICNMed, Medoffice, freshwater fish, endemic, mediterranean, fish, economidichthys pygmaeus

Freshwater Fish thrown a lifeline by Global Conservation Experts

The plight facing freshwater fishes was tackled by some of the world’s leading conservationists in a week long gathering earlier this month. …  

19 Mar 2007 | News story

Sumatran orangutan

New ape population, environments and surveys database

The new Ape Populations, Environments and Surveys (A.P.E.S.) database, has just been launched, and can be accessed on the A.P.E.S. website at http://gis.eva.mpg.de. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. …  

13 Mar 2007 | News story


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