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Edentata 11(2) is now available!
Tuesday 01 February 2011

It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the most recent issue of our Newsletter Edentata. It is available free of charge in the Bibliography section of our website.
Edentata 11(2)
is entirely dedicated to the 2009/2010 Xenarthra Assessment for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this issue, you will find fact sheets and updated range maps for all 31 extant xenarthrans, as well as descriptions of their conservati...

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Another xenarthran in IUCN's Species of the Day program!
Thursday 30 December 2010

Look who's today's Species of the Day: The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)! This species has only recently been re-classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For additional information on this amazing species, please download the attached file and stay tuned for Edentata 11(2)!

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The pink fairy armadillo is today's species of the day!
Thursday 04 November 2010

The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) has been featured today in IUCN's Species of the Day program. This smallest of all armadillos is currently classified as Data Deficient due to the lack of basic information on its distribution, population status, and the threats its wild populations are facing.



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Edentata 11(1) is now available!
Monday 25 October 2010

The latest issue of our Newsletter Edentata is now available online! For your convenience, we have uploaded two versions: one in low resolution, as well as a high resolution version for those of you who wish to print our Newsletter. Enjoy!

The giant armadillo is today's Species of the Day!
Monday 27 September 2010

Another xenarthran has made it into IUCN's Species of the Day program: The giant armadillo Priodontes maximus, which is currently classified as Vulnerable. The factsheet, which you can download below, features a great picture taken by Carly Vynne, plus information on the threats this fascinating species is facing.



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First international conference on sloth husbandry, rehabilitation and veterinary care
Sunday 11 July 2010

Who's in a Hurry? Sloth Conservation and Care


There is an urgent need among sloth rehabilitators and institutions working with sloths to meet, exchange experiences, and develop joint strategies to maximize the impact of their efforts.


For this purpose, Tinka Plese, Director of Foundation Unau, and Monique S. Pool, Chairman of the Board of The Green Heritage Fund Suriname, are organizing the First international conference on sloth husbandry, rehabilitation and veterina...

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The maned sloth is today's Species of the Day!
Saturday 22 May 2010

Today, the IUCN is profiling the maned sloth Bradypus torquatus as its Species of the Day. It's an honor that one of our species is featured on this program right on the International Biodiversity day! Many thanks to our members Nadia Moraes and Adriano Chiarello for writing the species description, and to Adriano for providing the great picture. Please download the attached factsheet to learn more about this endangered sloth.

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IUCN Conservation action tools available online
Friday 19 March 2010

IUCN’s list of ‘conservation tools’ – ranging from the Red List database to guidelines for reintroduction of great apes and even how to draft legislation for sustainable soils – is now available online here . A great source of information for anyone interested in conservation issues!

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