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Amphibian Conservation Action Plan

  title={Amphibian Conservation Action Plan},
  author={Claude Gascon and James P. Collins and Robin D. Moore and Don R. Church and Jeanne E McKay and Joseph R. Mendelson},
Founded in 1948, The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: over 1,000 members in all, spread across some 140 countries. As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The World Conservation Union… 
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Meeting the Aichi targets: Pushing for zero extinction conservation
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