01 May 2013

There is a brand new way to search for information on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Launched today, a new section on The IUCN Red List website offers a simpler way to search for species and learn about the threats they face. Featuring more images than before, the sub-site makes The IUCN Red List information easily accessible to all wildlife enthusiasts.

More than a measure of the current extinction crisis, The IUCN Red List is also the starting point for conservation action. Up until now it has been largely tailored to scientists, and now thanks to the generous support from Rolex, we are very excited to announce the launch of the first phase development of the 
new IUCN List sub-site

04 April 2013

Turtle Conservation Fund Awards

The Turtle Conservation Fund (TFC) administers a turtle conservation and research grants program. Awards are granted to organizations or individuals for specific conservation or research projects dealing with highly endangered tortoises or freshwater turtles. Awards at the present time are approximately in the $2000 to $5000 range per project. 
To see the species of tortoises and freshwater turtles that have been prioritized by TCF to be considered for funding support, follow the TFC Link. Other species will be considered only if a strong case can be made that they are highly endangered. 

01 April 2013

Global Taxonomic Diversity of Living Reptiles

A recent paper published in PLOS investigates the patterns of reptile lineage taxonomic diversity both within and among clades, at different levels of the phylogenetic hierarchy, based on a comprehensive dataset of all living reptile species described and considered valid since Linneaus until March 2012.

Reptile Database Reverses Courses, Places All Anoles Back Into Anolis

A recent post highlights recent changes in Anoles taxonomy (all Anoles going back to the genus Anolis, again!) Follow the saga in the link to Anole Annals

A new Website is available on the Orinoco cayman (Crocodylus intermedius). The objective of this site is to offer information on the natural history and other aspects of interest about the Orinoco cayman, an endangered species in critical danger of extinction that is distributed in the Orinoco lowlands of Colombia and Venezuela. The web is in Spanish and can be accessed at this link:

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