The sloth on the cover of Edentata 20 is a Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, not a Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth, as we wrote in the front matter. The scientific name, Bradypus variegatus, was correct. We have corrected this mistake in the full version and the Front Matter pdf. Thanks to Monique Pool for spotting the mistake!

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

The Congress, which will take place on 11–19 June 2020 in Marseille, France, aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development, but this cannot be achieved by conservationists alone. The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1300+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organizations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead.

The IUCN Congress is the place to put aside differences and work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

IUCN World Conservation Congress
One nature, one future
Read more here

New Edentata Edition!

We are pleased to announce another issue of Edentata! We invite you to download it free of charge.

Edentata 20 includes seven articles and a News section packed with interesting announcements. If you use camera traps for your research, make sure to have a look at the first article, which provides guidelines to individually identify giant armadillos. The short communications include new records of two poorly known species, Cabassous centralis in Guatemala and Dasypus pilosus in Peru. Two contributions deal with behavioral observations, agonistic behavior among Bradypus variegatus and non-agonistic encounters of wild Myrmecophaga tridactyla. Unusual coloring patterns are described in two contributions, one about leucism in Bradypus variegatus and the other about an albino Tamandua tetradactyla.

We hope you´ll enjoy reading Edentata 20, and take the opportunity to invite you to submit your manuscripts for the next issue.

Best wishes, and many thanks to all authors and reviewers!
The editorial team of Edentata