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.

2015/03/01 - The government’s new policy bans gillnets for two years across the northern Gulf of California and compensates shrimp fishermen for their lost catch.
2015/02/27 - Specimen libraries are vital for biology. So why are museums being forced to cut their funding?
2015/02/27 - A Chinese official said the moratorium would allow the government to evaluate if a ban helps protect African elephants.
2015/02/26 - Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg 26-28 February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs.
2015/02/26 - Efforts to reduce emissions continued, as evidenced by case studies on the Greening the Blue website...
2015/02/26 - President Benigno Aquino III and President Hollande will sign the Manila Call to Action on Climate Change to encourage global support for the climate agreement set to be finalized in Paris later this year...
2015/02/26 - Reducing Cities' Heating and Cooling Energy Consumption Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise to 2°C...
2015/02/25 - Rethinking the way we design, produce, consume and dispose of resources will determine our ability to live within planetary boundaries...
2015/02/25 - The forum also looks to find ways around barriers to change by sharing knowledge and experiences, and showcasing initiatives across many areas...
2015/02/24 - The actions taken today will ensure that the IPCC's mission to assess climate change continues without interruption...
2015/02/24 - The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report released in November 2014 indicated that the world only have an estimated budget of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide that can be emitted into the atmosphere and exceeding this budget would increase the risk of severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts...
2015/02/24 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the world body for assessing the science related to climate change...
2015/02/20 - IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world.
2015/02/20 - Global Partnership Identifies Ways to Reduce Excess Nutrients in Environment...
2015/02/19 - Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts...
2015/02/18 - These awards recognize men and women from the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship and civil society whose initiatives have left a positive and lasting impact on the environment...
2015/02/18 - BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa. 
2015/02/18 - An IUCN project that is helping to safeguard precious water supplies and improve the way rivers are managed across borders is being launched in Africa this week.
2015/02/17 - New discoveries point to a tree climber and a superb digger that lived between 145 million and 200 million years ago.
2015/02/16 - Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the formal negotiating text for the 2015 agreement...
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