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.

2016/05/04 - The big cats have lost up to 75 percent of their range over the last three centuries, a study found, indicating they are more threatened than biologists thought.
2016/05/03 - Achim Steiner, UNEP's outgoing Executive Director welcomed the Secretary General's announcement...
2016/05/03 - UNEP Chief joins top environmental experts to discuss ways of accelerating progress on SDGs through sustainable consumption and production...
2016/05/03 - UNEP Chief joins top environmental experts to discuss ways of accelerating progress on SDGs through sustainable consumption and production...
2016/05/02 - Being “delisted” as threatened under the Endangered Species Act could subject a larger bear population to new challenges.
2016/05/02 - Una vez publicadas las mociones a discutir y votar durante el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza 2016 de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), a realizarse en septiembre, se espera poder alcanzar decisiones claves sobre la conservación de la naturaleza y el desarrollo sostenible.
2016/05/01 - The Tiger Temple, a wildlife attraction backed by monks but accused of abuse and exploitation, filed a lawsuit to stop the government from shutting it down.
2016/04/30 - 105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn is burned in Nairobi today in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis...
2016/04/30 - The event brought together religious leaders and scholars from 24 countries and nine religious denominations for this interfaith dialogue...
2016/04/30 - The report profiles the actions that have been taken to advance environmental and social factors as a core part of India's banking, capital markets, investment and insurance sectors...
2016/04/30 - A growing number of court cases, international instruments and over a hundred national constitutions now refer to the right to a healthy environment...
2016/04/30 - We simply cannot afford to allow poaching to go on for one more day. It does not make moral, economic or political sense...
2016/04/29 - Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following a collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.
2016/04/27 - Kenneth Chang, who recently reported on a paleontologist’s finding that tyrannosaurs evolved “sophisticated brains” before they became “colossal apex predators,” considers the question.
2016/04/26 - Animal rights groups and primate sanctuaries are fighting a plan to send eight chimpanzees living at a research laboratory in Atlanta to a wildlife park in Kent, England.
2016/04/26 - After studying a rare and finely preserved skull unearthed in Argentina, scientists have named a new dinosaur, Sarmientosaurus musacchioi.
2016/04/26 - The theme of this years competition - "We have the power!" - inspired thousands of young artists around the world to share their visions of how renewable energy can be harnessed for the wellbeing of people on the planet...
2016/04/25 - Over the last two decades, the population of the world’s largest primate has fallen 77 percent, a decline hidden by conflict in the region.
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