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Conservation of Pangolins given hope at inaugural ‘Scaling up Pangolin Conservation’ conference

Today (24th June) marks the start of the first ever global Pangolin conference organised by the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Entitled ‘Scaling up Pangolin conservation’ the conference will last four days and aims to develop a conservation strategy as well as provide input to the IUCN red list to reassess the […]

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IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group is Formed as Illegal Trade Increases

There is no doubt that the eastern traditional medicinal market is booming: demand for animal products across Asia is on the rise. Tiger bones, ivory from rhinos and elephants and shark fins to name but a few are all used either as food delicacies or in medicine, and false beliefs about the ability of these […]

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Tripa: Sumatran Orang-utans versus Palm Oil

  On the 26th of March 2012, a huge fire raged across the Tripa peat swamp forests in Aceh, Indonesia, started by the company PT Kallista Alam to make way for a palm oil plantation. Palm oil is a key ingredient in soap and common foods but its cultivation is considered one of the biggest […]

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News: A New EDGE Mammal?

News: A New EDGE Mammal?

The latest update of the IUCN Red list of threatened species is hot off the press. One of this year’s additions to the list is the Siau Island Tarsier (Tarsius tumpara) which is classified as Critically Endangered (this is the highest threat category that can be assigned to a species before extinction). This unique primate […]

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