Species

12A-048-026, Rubaiyat Mansur, WCS, Pantropical spotted dolphin, SOS - Save Our Species

Bangladesh creates new Marine Protected Area for Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Turtles

On 3 November 2014, the Government of Bangladesh declared the country’s first Marine Protected Area, Swatch of No Ground, to safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species under the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.   …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Red November

British zoos and aquariums celebrate Red November

This year, IUCN is celebrating 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, and to mark the anniversary, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is asking its members to take part in Red November - a month dedicated to celebrating the conservation work of good zoos and the contribution of the IUCN Red List. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Macaya Breast-spot Frog, Eleutherodactylus thorectes. Critically Endangered

Trade and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Amphibians

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate group on earth. The following joint statement by the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) draws attention to the devastating impact of introduced disease and the urgent need for preventative measures. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-45-018, Javan Rhino footprint casts, YABI, IRF, SOS - Save Our Species

A Brighter Future for Javan Rhinos?

Good news in the world of rhino conservation is hard to come by these days according to SOS Grantee, Bill Konstant, Program Officer with the International Rhino Foundation. But the results of recent field research in the tropical forests of Indonesia seem very encouraging he reports.   …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

SOS - Save Our Species, EWT, Jay Roode, Dugong, Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

A good year for Bazaruto's Dugongs

Reaching October without a single Dugong mortality is something we need to shout about according to SOS Grantee Karen Allen from IUCN Member, Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).   …  

31 Oct 2014 | News story

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini

New commitments for the conservation of migratory species

Internationally coordinated conservation measures for the world’s migratory species will be discussed next week at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The IUCN Delegation, including participants from the Regional Office for South America and experts from the Species Survival Commission (SSC), will provide technical advice to Parties on the submitted proposals. …   | Spanish

28 Oct 2014 | News story

Collage of all White-lipped Peccary artworks

Artists unite for threatened species

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Peccary Specialist Group recently enlisted the voluntary help of artists to raise awareness of the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), which is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The creativity and generosity of the artists resulted in over 38 artworks showcasing a wide range of artistic styles, and capturing the peccary’s social behaviour, environment and charm. …  

20 Oct 2014 | News story

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

United Nations issues guidelines to minimize risk of invasive species

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted new guidelines to prevent and control biological invasions by pets, aquarium and terrarium species, live bait and live food. The new guidance is largely based on input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | 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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