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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!

The silky anteater is today's Species of the Day
Friday 05 March 2010

Today, the silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) has been featured as IUCN's Species of the Day. The factsheet, which you can download below, includes a wonderful picture of this charismatic species, taken by our Deputy Chair Flávia Miranda. You will also find a brief description of the threats silky anteaters are facing, as well as information on conservation measures.


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Sloths in the news
Tuesday 09 February 2010

BBC Earth News reported on Bryson Voirin's fieldwork on three-toed sloths on Barro Colorado Island. The article was inspired by the publication "Evidence for three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) predation by spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)", which was published by Voirin and colleagues in Edentata 8-10. We're proud that BBC Earth News reads our Newsletter Edentata!


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Armadillo bibliography update
Thursday 21 January 2010

We've added two citations to the armadillo bibliography:The first one is a thesis on the natural history of Chaetophractus nationi, one of the many Xenarthra species of which we don't know much. The second one describes the wildlife trade and use on a local market in Cochabamba, Bolivia; C.nationi was one of the most commonly traded mammals.

PéREZ-ZUBIETA, J. C. 2008. Algunos aspectos de la historia natural del quirquincho andino en hábitats aledaños a tres locali...

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