Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter
VOLUME 35, No. 2
APRIL 2016 – JUNE 2016
Crocodile specialist group newsletter included a number of stories. The newsletter starts with subscription information and editorials. The editorial start with the sad news of one of the most well-known members of CSG (Crocodile Specialist Group) and the good news was in may 2016 352 participants attended from 43 countries in Skukuza , south Africa.
CSG one of more than 100 species specialist groups operating under the auspices of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest consortium of conservation organizations and agencies, the CSG works closely with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other international intergovernmental bodies to promote crocodilian conservation and legal trade that does not threaten the survival of these important reptiles. (iucncsg.org, 2016)
The newsletters stories for the science base and it helps to protect the reptiles special for the crocodiles. The CSG team of experts advises governments and wildlife management agencies, evaluates the conservation needs of crocodilian populations, initiates research projects, conducts surveys of wild populations, provides technical information and training, initiates conservation programs, etc. All their work and science information for the donors. The CSG’s targets audience also the above organizations.
The science journalist there are a lot of interesting information such as, They analyzed available literature on the bushmeat trade in 5 countries in west and central Africa. They also examine temporal changes over a 40-year period. There are results confirm that mammals dominated the trade in all studied areas and time periods, in terms of
(i) Number of species,
(ii) Number of traded individuals, and
(iii) Overall biomass etc.
That information is really in details and important for the future of the reptiles.
As a graphic designer, the newsletter is boring and too plain for me. It looks like they made the layout in Microsoft word. Also, it’s seemed done by the usual worker, not the designer work. In my opinion, they could spend some of the money for the design and get better design not only for the looks for the newsletter also for the get better attention from the donors.
Crocodile Specialists Group Newsletter 2016, vol. 35, no. 2, viewed on 2nd October 2016. http://www.iucncsg.org/365_docs/attachments/protarea/2225360a9ab69d58b6f72c37efe77ac6.pdf
Week 9 quiz was the hard one for me, as English is not my first language, I have mess-up the comma, semicolons, and Punctuation. I had only 5 correct on 1st attempt. With care full reading and helps of internet dictionary get second time correct all of them.