SOS 2011A-009 SDZG San Diego Zoo 11A-09-02

Lead Free Flights for California's Condors

Soaring high in the skies over Baja California’s Sierra San Pedro Martir Park is a growing number of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus), Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For those who have worked for years on the project to reintroduce them to their Pacific coast territories, the sight represents a significant success. These birds, identifiable by GPS enabled number tags on their 3m wingspan, have been hand-reared and taught how to be condors by team members at San Diego Zoo Global, an SOS grantee. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

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El Consejo de la UICN nombra Vicepresidentes para el período 2013-16

Los señores Malik Amin Aslam Khan (Pakistán), Miguel Pellerano (Argentina), John Robinson (EE. UU.) y Marina von Weissenberg (Finlandia), han sido nombrados Vicepresidentes de la UICN para el período 2013-16. …   | English | French

01 Feb 2013 | News story


Mali's Warzone Elephants

The year–long and now escalating conflict in Mali poses a real threat to the Gourma Elephants, so WILD Foundation, an SOS grantee, has adjusted its planning and on-the-ground work to anticipate issues that may arise. Originally awarded a Rapid Action Grant by SOS to train and deploy mobile anti-poaching teams, this activity has been put on hold until the conflict in the region calms down. Meanwhile the following article is an adaptation of an original blog post written by Dr. Susan Canney, Project Leader with the Mali Elephant Project in association with Nomba Ganame, Project Coordinator on the ground in Mali outlining other activities initiated by WILD Foundation. This article addresses the impact of the conflict on the elephant range; the status of the anti-poaching efforts and how the project is adapting through mobilising the young men of the area.   …  

30 Jan 2013 | News story

SOS, Golden Mantella Frog

In Golden Ponds

It is a symbolic irony the Golden Mantella frog’s habitat and the species’ very survival is under threat due to the proliferation of artisanal gold mining among the rivers and ponds that form its jungle habitat in Madagascar’s Mangabe region.   …  

29 Jan 2013 | News story

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb

Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

On 21 February 2013, IUCN and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of a EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats (S&D).  …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

SOS 11A-14-13

Community Cats

Why would someone rush out of the city on Friday after work to drive deep into the night and get up extra early the following morning just to go for a walk? Because it’s not just any walk; it’s a CAT (Citizen Action for Tigers) walk where participants volunteer to help protect Malaysia’s wildlife. And indeed community participation – a hallmark of many SOS funded projects, is what makes the difference.   …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

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A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Female Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

Saving Saola from snares

An initiative created by the Saola Working Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greater Mekong Programme has removed and destroyed 26,651 snares from the forests of Viet Nam and Laos that are home to the rare and elusive Saola. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Marine biodiversity in Lebanese's waters

Líbano avanza en la protección de los hábitats marinos

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente del Líbano y UICN-Med con el apoyo del Centro de Actividad Regional para las Áreas Especialmente Protegidas (RAC / SPA) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA-Plan de Acción del Mediterranéo) han elaborado una estrategia marina de áreas protegidas que tiene por objetivo conservar y preservar un entorno marino sano, productivo y rico biológicamente en aguas libanesas. …   | English | French

08 Jan 2013 | News story

Experts participatingn at the KBA workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Taller sobre Áreas Clave para la Biodiversidad de Agua Dulce en Bosnia

La Unidad de biodiversidad de agua dulce del Programa de Especies de la UICN organizó un taller que reunió a expertos de diversas instituciones con el fin de validar Áreas Claves para la Biodiversidad de Agua Dulce (KBA por sus siglas en inglés) en la parte sur de Europa (Balcanes), uno de los puntos calientes de la biodiversidad mediterránea. …   | English | French

20 Dec 2012 | News story

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