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IUCN SOS works to help grantees worldwide improve the long-term survival of threatened species and the communities who depend on them while coordinating their achievements for heightened collective impact. Sharing grantees’ stories, news and lessons learned is vital to our success catalysing a culture that protects and invests in species: the building block of our life-support system.
  • 01.07.2016
    Recently in Chukotka, far-eastern Russia, SOS grantee Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) began another season of collecting eggs from Spoon-billed Sandpiper nests – in a bid to help save the species. Reporting from the field, Roland Digby explains...
  • 24.06.2016
    The Itombwe Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved yesterday by the Provincial Governor – a critical step in establishing and ensuring the effective protection...
  • 17.06.2016
    It had to be a radio series. Working to promote lemur conservation education around Ranomafana National Park, SOS Grantee Katherine Kling of Stony Brook University, needed a way to reach a wide audience while involving many other community members...
  • 14.06.2016
    One of the world’s rarest birds has a new hope: it has just started laying eggs in captivity for the first time according to a press release from previous SOS grantee and IUCN Member, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).  
  • 10.06.2016
    As the saying goes “plans are nothing, planning is everything”. For Cristina Lopez Gallego, a series of fortunate events forced her to modify her plans for saving three species of Critically Endangered Colombian cycads presenting her with some new...
  • 05.06.2016
    It’s big business, it’s a growing threat to our environment, and it’s illegal. It is wildlife trafficking.  
  • 03.06.2016
    Ensuring ecoguards are legally empowered to enforce the law is as important as having the hardware to patrol against wildlife crime. Following the SMART conservation software approach, ZSL’s work in the Dja Biosphere Reserve in Cameroon has...
  • 30.05.2016
    Planting 12,000 trees in one single day is no mean feat, even for two highly motivated teams of villagers celebrating Madagascar’s first ever Arbor Day, 29 April 2016. Using this tree-planting holiday which originated in the USA in 1872, SOS Grantee...
  • 26.05.2016
    The continued success of the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme (PHCP) implemented by SOS grantee EcoSystems India spells hope for this, the world’s rarest and smallest wild pig. "The release of six additional animals this week in Bornadi Wildlife...
  • 20.05.2016
    In April 2016, Aroon Sukjitdee, a Community Outreach Project Manager for IUCN Member and SOS project implementer the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), received a phone call from a local villager in Southern Thailand.  

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