SWAN International has assisted the international conservation community with the conservation of rhinoceros, tigers and other endangered species, as well as important habitats around the world. Examples of SWAN International's contribution to international conservation projects include:
a. Donating to International Conservation Projects:
- Donated US$5,000 and US$8,000 to the Nature Reserve Authority of Israel for roe deer conservation in 1995 and 1996.
- Donated US$2,000 to the Law Enforcement Fund at the 9th CITES COP to help improve law enforcement of Parties of CITES, in Florida, USA, November 1994.
- Donated US$10,000 to WWF International to help rhinoceros conservation at rhinoceros range states at an UNEP rhinoceros protection meeting held in Kenya, June-July 1993.
b. Sponsoring and Organizing International Conservation Meetings:
- Workshop on Asian Pangolins in Taiwan, December 2001
- Workshop on Conservation and Public Awareness for Otters in Taiwan, December 1999
- Tiger Conservation Conference in Thailand, October 1994.
- Workshop on Repatriation of Confiscated Live Specimens in Taiwan, August 1994.
CITES Asian regional meeting in Israel, March 1994.
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ SWAN International has facilitated many international conservation research projects. Members and consultants of SWAN International have also actively been involved in various international conservation research projects, such as monitoring coral reefs, amphibians, marine turtles, sharks, whales, etc., research on Asian pangolins, Eurasian otters, black-faced spoonbill, etc., and reintroduction programs of Formosan land-locked salmon and butterflies.
PUBLICATION & EDUCATION
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ SWAN International publishes a quarterly newsletter, International Conservation Newsletter, to provide government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the general public with the latest conservation news worldwide. It helps readers in different regions to know the status, problems and solutions concerning nature conservation in other parts of the world. International Conservation Newsletter has received positive responses from all over the world. Its contents have been used by reputable conservation journals like Oryx and recited by FROGLOG, newsletter of the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force.
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ SWAN International also publishes the Nature Quarterly, which uses beautiful photographs, inspiring articles and educational information to promote public awareness of the importance of nature conservation and inspire them to act and help nature conservation. This magazine is also well received and has won several awards.
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ SWAN International has joined other organizations and groups in the publication of other conservation-related books and materials. For example, SWAN International cooperated with ICBP in publishing ˇ§Save the Birdsˇ¨ (Chinese edition) in 1987, and cooperate with WWF in publishing the Chinese version of ˇ§Windows of the Wildˇ¨ in 2002.
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ In addition to the publications mentioned above, SWAN International has organized many special-theme field trips, which either focus on the appreciation of nature at special areas or on the in-depth understanding of a particular environmental issue. SWAN International also sponsors the production of television programs, films and audiotapes on nature conservation, and organizes seminars on environmental topics for various audiences, including government officials, journalists and representatives from various institutions.