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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.

  • 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...
  • 07.12.2017
    The number of lemur species to appear in the 2016-2018 edition of Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates has doubled to six, a testament to just how precarious the survival prospects are for many of Madagascar’s endemic primates...
  • 05.12.2017
    Species of wild rice, wheat and yam are threatened by overly intensive agricultural production and urban expansion, whilst poor fishing practices have caused steep declines in the Irrawaddy Dolphin and Finless Porpoise, according to the latest...
  • 17.11.2017
    Lemur conservation is continuing to attract much needed attention which can help raise the profile of the cause on the international stage for all of Madagascar’s 113 known lemur species.
  • 31.10.2017
    As the SOS develops, we are adding project profiles for new grants to our interactive map. But how can a user find them? This short explanatory video may help.
  • 30.10.2017
    How do you save a Critically Endangered river mussel species from extinction when a dam upstream and increased human disturbance in the vicinity is threatening its only known home?


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