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IUCN Save Our Species 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.

  • 25.04.2018
    On 9 April 2018, Save Our Species launched its 8th call for grant proposals (CFP) for Threatened Species Grants which is the third CFP under the IUCN SOS Lemurs initiative.
  • 21.04.2018
    What do our previous grantees say about working with Save Our Species? To answer that question, we interviewed Tim Jackson, Senior Technical Writer of the South African NGO the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).
  • 01.03.2018
    Each year, March 3rd – marking the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – is celebrated as UN World Wildlife Day.
  • 28.02.2018
    Launching at Paris Fashion Week 2018, the Save Our Species capsule collection is the fruit of an inspiring collaboration between global fashion and sportswear brand Lacoste SA and IUCN’s Save Our Species.
  • 26.02.2018
    South Africa’s Cape Region is currently blighted by severe drought, putting the last remaining populations of rare Redfin fish at risk. People at SOS partner Cape Critical Rivers work to keep the region’s rivers flowing to save the fish.
  • 21.02.2018
    Each year SOS compiles a list of the top stories published on the website. This year these news stories from 2017 illustrate the breadth and diversity of the portfolio to date while highlighting the importance of communications itself to...
  • 26.12.2017
    This December, Mexican veterinarian turned full-time wildlife photographer Alejandro Prieto was awarded the IUCN Bourse at the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2017. His work documenting Mexico’s jaguars (Panthera onca) demonstrated technical...
  • 21.12.2017
    On the Island of Negros, one of the main Islands in the Philippines, we find a rare and fascinating bat: The Endangered Golden-crowned Flying Fox. Winner of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards IUCN Bourse 2016 Jűrgen Freund, went to investigate.
  • 20.12.2017
    Conservationist Tony Whitten, who was the Founding Chair of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group on cave invertebrates, was tragically killed in a cycling accident on November 29 2017. In 2015, SOS supported Dr. Whitten's work to help protect the...


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