Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

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Polar bears: proceedings of the 18th working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Anchorage, Alaska, 7-11 June 2016

The material within these proceedings represents a summary for 2009–2016 on the state of knowledge and conservation concerns for polar bears throughout their range.

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2018
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Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in the north-western Mediterranean sub-region

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot is known to be one of the most biologically rich and complex regions on Earth.

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2017
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African elephant status report 2016 : an update from the African Elephant Database

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2016
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Sustainable management of the trade in reticulated python skins in Indonesia and Malaysia

Each year, approximately 300,000 reticulated pythons (Python reticulatus) are harvested from the wild in Indonesia and Malaysia to supply skins for the international trade in exotic leathers.

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2016
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Application des lois sur les espèces sauvages dans les aires protégées d’Afrique sub-saharienne

Ce rapport sur les bonnes pratiques d’application des lois en Afrique souhaite contribuer aux efforts internationaux de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux espèces sauvages dans les aires protégées d’Afrique subsaharienne en proposant une étude systématique et fondée sur les faits des pratiques

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2017
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IUCN SSC guidelines for assessing species' vulnerability to climate change

Predicting climate change impacts on biodiversity is a major scientific challenge. A range of methods have been developed for climate change vulnerability assessment (CCVA) of species and a large and burgeoning scientific literature is emerging on this subject.

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2016
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Panduan Amalan Terbaik Survei dan Pemantauan Populasi Kera Besar

Kombinasi ancaman yang saat ini dihadapi kera besar yang tersisa membutuhkan tindakan konservasi yang segera di semua bidang - dari inisiatif di tingkat lapangan, melalui strategi nasional dan regional, hingga ke konvensi dan rencana aksi internasional.

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2010
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Panduan Re-introduksi Kera Besar

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

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2009
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Panduan Pengawasan Kesehatan dan Pengendalian Penyakit pada Populasi Kera Besar

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2016
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de suivi de la santé et de contrôle des maladies des populations de grands singes

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2016
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Wildlife law enforcement in Sub-Saharan African protected areas

This report aims to contribute to the international effort to combat wildlife crime in Sub-Saharan African protected areas by providing a systematic and evidence-based review of law enforcement practices that have proved to be effective in different situations, and by identifying emerging best pr

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2016
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Seal range state policy and management review

This study reviews range state policy and management responses to expanding or abundant species of seals -- the Cape fur, northern fur, hooded, harp, ringed, grey, harbour and crabeater seals.

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2015
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Best practice guidelines for health monitoring and disease control in great ape populations

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2015
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Analyse de situation de l'UICN concernant la faune terrestre et d'eau douce en Afrique centrale et de l'Ouest

La présente analyse de situation a été réalisée pour éclairer les réponses à plusieurs résolutions formulées lors du 5 Congrès mondial de la nature en 2012, concernant l'état critique des grands vertébrés d'Afrique centrale et de l'Ouest.

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2015
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An IUCN situation analysis of terrestrial and freshwater fauna in West and Central Africa

This situation analysis was undertaken to inform responses to several resolutions made at the 5th World Conservation Congress in 2012 about the plight of large vertebrates in West and Central Africa.

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2015
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Best practice guidelines for the rehabilitation and translocation of gibbons

Rehabilitation and translocation programmes are increasingly becoming an important component of conservation action plans for threatened species.

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2015
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Amphibian Alliance for Zero Extinction sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca

The potential for numerous amphibian species to go extinct in Oaxaca and Chiapas is high and worthy of being considered a major environmental problem.

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2015
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Les zones clés pour la biodiversité d'eau douce dans le hotspot du bassin méditerranéen

Le hotspot  (point chaud) de la biodiversité du bassin méditerranéen est bien connu pour l'importance que sa biodiversité revêt à l'échelle mondiale, mais l'importance de la biodiversité d'eau douce n'était pas reconnue précédemment.

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2015
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Freshwater key biodiversity areas in the Mediterranean basin hotspot

While the Mediterranean basin biodiversity hotspot is well known for its globally important biodiversity, its freshwater biodiversity has not been as widely recognized for its importance.

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2014
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Assessment of python breeding farms supplying the international high-end leather industry

This report is the first one delivered under the Python Conservation Partnership. Established in November 2013, the Partnership aims to contribute to the improved sustainability of the python skin trade and to help facilitate industry-wide change.

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2014
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Vital but vulnerable : climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa’s Albertine Rift

This report brings together a broad range of new and existing information on 2,358 plant and animal species of the Albertine Rift (AR) region of East and Central Africa.

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2013
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Les grands singes et le FSC : mise en oeuvre de pratiques d’exploitation favorables aux grands singes dans les concessions forestières en Afrique centrale

Ce document a pour objectif de définir un cadre permettant aux compagnies forestières adhérant à la certification du Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) de catalyser la préservation des grands singes africains.

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2013
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Great apes and FSC : implementing ‘ape friendly’ practices in Central Africa’s logging concessions

The objective of this document is to outline a framework within which logging companies adhering to Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification can be the catalyst needed to ensure the long-term preservation of African great apes.

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2013
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IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea) (Chinese version)

The IUCN Species Survival Commission and IUCN Asia Regional Office commissioned this independent report to assess the state and condition of intertidal habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), in response to growing concerns expressed by IUCN members over observed declines in bio

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2012
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IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea) (Korean version)

The IUCN Species Survival Commission and IUCN Asia Regional Office commissioned this independent report to assess the state and condition of intertidal habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), in response to growing concerns expressed by IUCN members over observed declines in bio

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2012
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IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea)

The IUCN Species Survival Commission and IUCN Asia Regional Office commissioned this independent report to assess the state and condition of intertidal habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), in response to growing concerns expressed by IUCN members over observed declines in bio

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2012
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Panduan Survei dan Pemantauan Populasi Kera Besar

Kombinasi ancaman yang saat ini dihadapi kera besar yang tersisa membutuhkan tindakan konservasi yang segera di semua bidang - dari inisiatif di tingkat lapangan, melalui strategi nasional dan regional, hingga ke konvensi dan rencana aksi internasional.

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2011
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CITES and CBNRM : proceedings of an international symposium on "The relevance of CBNRM to the conservation and sustainable use of CITES-listed species in exporting countries"

A symposium on community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for the conservation of CITES-listed species was organized by the Austrian Ministry of the Environment and the European Commission in Vienna, Austria, in May 2010.

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2011
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Island invasives : eradication and management : proceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives

The papers and abstracts in this volume are the outcome of the conference on Island Invasives: Eradication and Management, held at Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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2011
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Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : Republic of Congo case study

The IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group AfESG) has been charged by MIKE with implementing a project to investigate the linkages between the elephant meat trade and larger social and economic dynamics at play, including, but not limited to, ivory trade, logging (legal and illegal), mining,

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2011
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Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : Democratic Republic of Congo case study

The objective of the study is to enhance knowledge of contemporary elephant bushmeat market dynamics, patterns and trends in north-eastern DRC and determine the impact of elephant meat trade on the Okapi Faunal Reserve (OFR) population.

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2011
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Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : Central African Republic case study

This pilot study was instigated by the Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and is being implemented by the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG).

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2011
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Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : Cameroon case study

The pilot study presented in this report is part of an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) project initiated by the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Speci

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2011
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Le commerce de la viande d’éléphant en Afrique Centrale : rapport de synthèse

L’objectif global de l’étude est d’améliorer les connaissances de la dynamique actuelle et les tendances du marché de la viande d’éléphant dans les pays d’Afrique centrale en procédant à une étude de l’impact du commerce de la viande d’éléphant.

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2011
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Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : summary report

The overall objective of the study is to enhance knowledge of contemporary elephant meat market dynamics, patterns and trends in Central African countries by undertaking an elephant meat trade impact study.

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2011
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Sustainability assessment of beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) live-capture removals in the Sakhalin-Amur region, Okhotsk Sea, Russia : report of an independent scientific review panel

An independent scientific review panel was formed under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) to review the results of research on belugas (Delphinapterus leucas), or white whales, in the Sakhalin–Amur region of eastern Russia

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2011
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Polar bears: proceedings of the 15th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June–3 July 2009

These 15th Proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic. Together with the previous 14 proceedings, they provide an historic record of the international effort in protecting, studying, and managing polar bears.

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2010
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Panduan Wisata Kera Besar

Great ape tourism, if well implemented, can serve to conserve the species but it can also have considerable negative impacts if it is not based on sound conservation principles.

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2010
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de tourisme de vision des grands singes

Le tourisme de vision des grands singes, s’il est bien mis en application, peut servir à sauvegarder l’espèce, mais il peut également avoir de nombreux effets négatifs s’il est basé sur des principes de conservation mal définis.

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2010
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Best practice guidelines for great ape tourism

Great ape tourism, if well implemented, can serve to conserve the species but it can also have considerable negative impacts if it is not based on sound conservation principles.

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2010
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Panduan Pencegahan dan Mitigasi Konflik antara Manusia dan Kera Besar

One of the challenges facing great ape conservation is the rising level of interaction between humans and great apes, and the resulting conflicts that emerge.

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2010
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de réintroduction des grands singes

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

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2007
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière d'inventaire et de suivi des populations de grands singes

Les menaces conjuguées auxquelles font actuellement face les derniers grands singes appellent des mesures de conservation immédiates à tous les niveaux -- des initiatives portant sur des sites particuliers aux conventions et plans d'action internationaux, en passant par les stratégies nationales

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2009
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Guidelines for the re-introduction of Galliformes for conservation purposes

Re-introductions are increasingly being used as a wildlife management tool to restore extinct or depleted wild populations into suitable habitats.

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2009
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Best practice guidelines for the prevention and mitigation of conflict between humans and great apes

One of the challenges facing great ape conservation is the rising level of interaction between humans and great apes, and the resulting conflicts that emerge.

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2009
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Guidelines for the in situ re-introduction and translocation of African and Asian rhinoceros

Translocation has become routine in a number of African range states and has played a key role in increasing both white and black rhino numbers. Although less frequent in Asia, expertise and input was sought from many Asian rhino range states and has been incorporated into these guidelines.

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2009
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Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin assessment workshop report : Solomon Islands case study of Tursiops aduncus

Live-capture, holding in captivity and export of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands began in 2003. These activities stimulated global interest and generated concern about the potential conservation implications.

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2009
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Best practice guidelines for surveys and monitoring of great ape populations

The combination of threats currently facing the remaining great apes requires immediate conservation action at all scales – from site-level initiatives, through national and regional strategies, to international conventions and action plans.

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2008
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de réduction de l’impact de l’exploitation forestière commerciale sur les grands singes en Afrique centrale

Les chances de conserver ces grands singes en danger seront considérablement améliorées si les compagnies forestières sont prêtes à apporter quelques aménagements à leur politique de gestion des concessions forestières.

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2007
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Best practice guidelines for the re-introduction of great apes

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

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