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Candidate for the IUCN Presidency, 2021–2024

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Razan for Sustainability Times: “Covid-19 has battered conservation work, but we can still succeed”

English Español Français العربيةFor more than a decade, scientists like Luis Ortiz-Catedral have been working to protect the Galápagos pink land iguana (Conolophus marthae). The species faces a range of threats including feral cats and rats, which prey on eggs and young reptiles. Their scientists' work, however, came to an halt in April when the…

Razan for AZA Connect: a COVID-19 recovery strategy for the world's zoos and aquariums

English Español Français العربيةIn 2019, facilities accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) donated more than $231.5 million to conservation programs globally. But in the United States alone, its zoos, aquariums, and museums are losing $33 million daily due to the coronavirus pandemic.  In an op-ed written for Connect, the publication of the AZA,…

Global survey reveals how conservation activities have been disrupted by pandemic

English Español Français العربيةAs reported by Lonely Planet, World Atlas and Gulf News, the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have severely disrupted species conservation activities worldwide according to a survey of more than 300 conservationists in 85 countries. The survey was conducted by The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, (MBZ Conservation Fund) where…

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