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WCC 2020 Res 079 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Toronto Zoo / Canada
Zoologisk Have København ( CZ ) / Denmark
Association Beauval Nature pour la Conservation et la Recherche ( ABNCR ) / France
Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz e.V. ( ZGAP ) / Germany
Zoo Leipzig GmbH / Germany
Verband der Zoologischen Gaerten (VdZ) ( VdZ ) / Germany
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria ( EAZA ) / The Netherlands
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( WAZA ) / Spain
Marwell Wildlife / United Kingdom
Bristol Clifton and West of England Zoological Society / United Kingdom
Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society / United Kingdom
North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) ( NEZS ) / United Kingdom
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland ( RZSS ) / United Kingdom
National Geographic Society ( NGS ) / United States of America
Society for Conservation Biology ( SCB ) / United States of America
Smithsonian Institution / United States of America
Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( AZA ) / United States of America
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance / United States of America
St. Louis Zoological Park / United States of America
Species360 / United States of America
PROVITA / Venezuela
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Global Wildlife Conservation (USA)
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group 2021-2025 - Malaysia - In 2019, we established the Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Conservatory, in collaboration with the Selangor Forestry Department in Fraser’s Hill, as part of joint conservation and research efforts. In recent years, we have also been building partnerships with timber companies to promote orchid conservation. For example, in a project spearheaded by Forest Department Sarawak (FDS) Senior Assistant Director Ms. Runi Sylvester Pungga, we established a project with Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit (FMU) to identify alternative benefits and generate income from a rescue-propagation-conservation initiative, includes setting up an ex-situ conservation and rehabilitation centre in Sarawak (in a collaboration between Universiti Putra Malaysia, Forestry Department of Sarawak and Anap-Muput FMU.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc. -Canada- In 2016, SFI began working with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to assess the effectiveness of the SFI 2015-2019 FM Standard at meeting the requirements of published SAR Recovery Strategies in Canada. The results of the assessment indicated that SFI-certified organizations met or exceeded the requirements for those species examined, but those activities were not captured by the SFI audit process. In 2019, to address this gap and provide assurances that managed forests provided for the requirements of species recovery, SFI drafted the SFI Species at Risk Module (SFI SAR Module). This optional module allows SFI-certified organizations to document the work they do specific to meeting the needs of species at risk and the obligations documented in species recovery strategies, providing the assurances to regulators of sound management and recovery conditions for species at risk within their forests. The SAR Module has been field tested by SFI-certified organizations and reviewed extensively by ECCC to help ensure it generates the greatest benefit for species at risk conservation and recovery while being practical and applicable for forest managers in Canada. This work is ongoing, with detailed collaboration between SFI, ECCC and SFI certified organizations to finalize the Module
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
from previous years activity reports -
Obtain free-living specimens capable of adapting to captive conditions and with reproductive potential. Control the appropriate humidity and temperature conditions for each species
Convincing people about this important group of organisms, the Fungi, is not easy as we are used to of talking and knowing more about animal and plant diversity. "Re:wild and IUCN SSC" become the first global organizations to call for the recognition of fungi as three kingdoms of life (Fauna, Flora and Funga) critical to protecting and restoring Earth soon nations and people will realize.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awareness - highlighting opportunities for positive collaboration between researchers, government agencies and timber companies.
Establishment of facilities to enable the ex-situ conservation of germplasm for propagation and other research activities.
Capacity-building -maintain and increase the technical, economic and operational capacity to persist in the medium and long term
Scientific/technical activities develop reintroduction programs for species that have had reproductive and breeding success.
ducation/Communication/Raising awareness The red listing process as per IUCN criteria will become part of the course curricula of universities.
Policy influencing/advocacy As Govt. of India has taken note of the status of fungi, the policy for their inclusion in the conservation plans is in the offing. State Biodiversity Boards have been sensitized about the extraction and collection of some fungi being used for economical benefits and regulations are being framed and put into practice for their conservation.
Scientific/technical activities It is proposed that in next assessment for the Red List of macro-fungi of India, species reported only once, 40 – 50 years ago or earlier will be checked out with data and ground verification, to rule out elimination of those species from the habitat.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)