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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.

  • 17.07.2012
    Fourteen Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers were hatched in captivity last week after precious eggs were rushed thousands of miles from Arctic Russia to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre in the UK. This...
  • 07.07.2012
    The SOS-Save our Species-supported project implemented by IUCN Member the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, is proud to report a remarkable rebound in the markhor population. These results are largely due to...
  • 26.06.2012
    When I saw the news yesterday I was overcome with sadness and spent a great deal of time thinking about Lonesome George and all he had meant to both me personally and to the world of species conservation in general, says Anders G.J. Rhodin, M.D.,...
  • 25.06.2012
    SOS – Save Our Species would like to thank Janet Monteith-Wong for generously donating the domain name
  • 20.06.2012
    In 2007, poachers killed 13 rhino in South Africa. In 2011, this number has risen to 448 and the number of rhinos killed so far this year is 245. South Africa is just one of many countries faced with a tremendous and brutal surge in rhino-poaching....
  • 19.06.2012
    The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal, plant and fungi species. The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species...
  • 18.06.2012
    The IUCN Thailand Programme has released a report on ‘The Relevance of Tenure and Forest Governance for Incentive-Based Mechanisms: Implementing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Doi Mae Salong’. Authored by Eliana Fischman, the report explores...
  • 14.06.2012
    During the last breeding season of the Galapagos Islands' mangrove finch, the SOS project team identified at least 13 fledged nests out of which have emerged around 19 juveniles. This is a real boost for the population which is thought to...
  • 31.05.2012
    Tramping through the forest with a large backpack, slashing through the bush with a machete, providing food for bloodthirsty mosquitoes and leeches, and conducting trail maintenance work… what kind of holiday is that? Well, that’s what ‘volunteering...
  • 23.05.2012
    Law enforcement is key to saving one of the world’s most threatened marine mammals - the Dugong (Dugong dugon) - and a project funded by SOS - Save Our Species is on the case in Mozambique.


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