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IUNC’s “Shark News” highlights the BHS’s StAR/Re-Shark project

The IUCN (The International Union For Conservation of Nature) most recent IUCN SSG (IUCN Shark Specialist Group) newsletter, “Shark News”, features the BHS’s ReShark/StAR project.

Who is the IUNC and what do they do:

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is a membership Union of government and civil society organisations. Together, they work to advance sustainable development and create a just world that values and conserves nature.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of our more than 1,400 Member organisations and 16,000 experts. This diversity and expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Their Red List of Threatened Species, also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data Book, founded in 1964, is an inventory of the global conservation status and extinction risk of biological species.  The goals of the Red List are to provide scientifically based information on the status of species and subspecies at a global level, to draw attention to the magnitude and importance of threatened biodiversity, to influence national and international policy and decision-making, and to provide information to guide actions to conserve biological diversity.

Shark News” is their Shark Specialist Group (SSG) newsletter. It provides a forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of shark, ray, and chimaera conservation matters for SSG members and the general interested audience.   You may download the entire newsletter on their website.

Click the link to read the IUCN Shark Specialist Group newsletter’s article about the BHS’s ReShark/StAR project. 


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