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IUCN Save Our Species works to help Civil Society Organisations 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.

You can also find all articles published in our newsletter - A Call from the Wild - below.

  • 30.09.2020
    The Goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) is a medium-sized ungulate with fur colours that blend with the vast deserts and dry grasslands in their wide range. The largest population was located in Kazakhstan but in recent years, major declines...
  • 23.09.2020
    Snow leopards, the iconic, well equipped cats that roam the steep mountains of Central Asia, are facing extinction. According to recent estimates per range country, approximately 7,500 individuals may remain in the wild. Making reliable estimates on...
  • 15.09.2020
    Nearly one quarter of the world’s primates are found only in Madagascar. These primates, lemurs, are seed distributers, helping to engineer the many different ecosystems of Madagascar. While incredibly diverse (ranging from the size of a mouse to a...
  • 18.12.2019
    Across both IUCN Save Our Species and the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP), our grantees have achieved some magnificent results. We are incredibly proud to support conservation actions that are making a difference across the...
  • 23.10.2019
    More than 90% of the 113 known lemur species are facing extinction. Almost all lemur species only exist in the wild in Madagascar (only two species also occur in the Comoros). The island is, in fact, a biodiversity hotspot: over 90% of its wildlife...
  • 28.08.2019
    Indigenous peoples manage or have rights to more than a quarter of the world’s surface, and their territories host a significant proportion of Earth’s remaining biological diversity. As such, they play a critical role in the conservation of...
  • 27.08.2019
    Rapid economic development, urbanisation and population growth in the last 50 years has accelerated human-wildlife conflict across many parts of the African continent. But, grassroots solutions thrive.
  • 23.08.2019
    In a country where 60% of people are under 25 years of age, capturing and transferring traditional knowledge across generations that can improve conservation actions is a race against time. A glimpse at three projects illustrates how Malagasy...
  • 09.08.2019
    Löwe. León. Simba. Løve. Lion. Panthera leo. These are just some of the many names for one of the world’s most famous species. Depicted frequently across traditional and modern culture, the Lion is often associated with bravery, courage and royalty...
  • 18.07.2019
    The fundamental importance of conserving freshwater biodiversity cannot be underestimated. According to IUCN, over 140,000 described species - including 55% of all fishes – rely on freshwater habitats for their survival.


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