International Conservation News

The conservation news section provides the latest news from various sources on conservation, environmental science and wildlife. AFC aims to raise interest in current issues to raise awareness and promote the support of conservation.

2014/10/26 - Lonesome George, a Galápagos tortoise whose subspecies became extinct with his death in 2012, has been preserved for posterity.
2014/10/24 - Fall is peak season for roadkill. But we can cut the cost and the carnage.
2014/10/23 - GEO-6 will provide a more inclusive assessment of the environment and will enable the creation of more locally appropriate policies...
2014/10/21 - Convention on Biological Diversity closed the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today...
2014/10/17 - IUCN Member National Geographic has been announced today as the official media partner for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 – a global forum on protected areas taking place in Sydney, Australia this November. 
2014/10/17 - Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea, 17 October 2014 – Despite increasing recognition of the biodiversity crisis and its impacts on human well-being, the scale of the government response is far from commensurate with the magnitude of the calamity, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), closing today in South Korea.
2014/10/16 - The report characterizes what is known and what is not known about impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts...
2014/10/15 - An international team of thirty experts, led by UK scientists, has concluded that ocean acidification is already underway, and it is now near-inevitable that it will worsen, causing widespread impacts, mostly deleterious, on marine organisms and ecosystems, and on the goods and services they provide...
2014/10/14 - IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today the appointment of Inger Andersen as the new Director General of the Union starting in January 2015.
2014/10/13 - Yesterday, The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM was honoured with this year’s Prince Albert II of Monaco Biodiversity Award.
2014/10/11 - A Siberian tiger released into the wild in Russia in the spring crossed a river this week into China, where wildlife officials are tracking his whereabouts.
2014/10/09 - Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) are natural or modified ecosystems containing significant biodiversity and cultural values, voluntarily conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities through customary laws or other effective means...
2014/10/07 - The Carbon Offsetting Fund calculates the carbon cost created by participants' travel and stay in Pyeongchang, Korea - the host of this year's biodiversity meeting...
2014/10/06 - Report Tracks Progress and Draws Attention To Implications on Broader Sustainable Development this Century...
2014/10/06 - "Pyeongchang Road Map" expected to include further steps to protect biodiversity in support of sustainable development...
2014/10/06 - The International Primatological Society (IPS)Congress is held every two years and draws many of the leading figures in primate research, conservation and education...
2014/10/06 - New Training Course Enables Knowledge Sharing on Green Jobs Creation...
2014/10/04 - The illegal trade in wildlife is the world's fourth largest illicit trade, topped only by the trade in narcotics, counterfeiting and human trafficking...
2014/10/04 - Parties to the Cartagena Protocol also agreed to continue to identify living modified organisms intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing that are subject to transboundary movement...
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