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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.

  • 06.02.2012
    A team of young Bangladeshi conservationists which have been supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) through Save Our Species (SOS) funding recently found themselves in the right place at the right time to stop a fire raging...
  • 06.02.2012
    During a recent field trip a team composed of scientists from ZSL including local people collected crucial data and information about wild camel feeding behavior and conducted a vegetation survey. Understanding its habitat...
  • 06.02.2012
    Conservation International`s (CI) amphibian project in the Chocó of Colombia is supported by SOS and protects a newly discovered and as-yet unnamed toad with red eyes, using ecotourism as an effective conservation method.
  • 06.02.2012
    On April 15, 2011 a new protected area - The Costa Do Sol State Park - was created in Rio (Brazil), the only place worldwide for the Critically Endangered Restinga Antwren. The Restinga Antwren is one of the 20 bird species in...
  • 06.02.2012
    More than 12,000 indigenous tree seedlings have been planted in Kenya, both on farms and on communal land. The zonal tree planting day in Sagalla, in the south of the country, was officially launched on 6 May 2011 at the Sagalla Primary School. The...
  • 06.02.2012
    On 26 November 2010 the Nepalese Government declared Dang District as the country`s first "Diclofenac Free District". Diclofenac is a veterinary drug widely used across South Asia to treat livestock. It has been identified as the principal cause of...
  • 06.02.2012
    A new harlequin toad species was found during one of SOS field projects in Chocó / Colombia. “To find a new species is incredible - and very important”, says Robin Moore of Conservation International, project leader.  
  • 01.02.2012
    Fred Burton heads a mission in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands to rescue the iconic Grand Cayman Blue Iguana from extinction. His story is a rare thing in conservation: success on a shoestring.
  • 19.01.2012


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