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.

2015/12/03 - Enough Resources for the World? Why the G7 Should Engage in the Conservation of Natural Resources...
2015/06/03 - President El Sisi stressed the need for concerted efforts by all countries to reach a new binding agreement on climate change at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held in Paris later this year...
2015/04/03 - The only insurance against climate change impacts is ambitious global mitigation action in the long-run combined with large-scale, rapidly increasing and predictable funding for adaptation...
2015/03/27 - At the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade...
2015/03/27 - Ahead of the Paris Conference on Climate Change...
2015/03/27 - Heads of state, ministers and high-level representatives of over 30 countries and Regional Economic Integration Organisations have adopted the Kasane Statement to reaffirm their commitment to ending the illegal wildlife trade. The statement was adopted at the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on 25 March in Botswana and organised by the Government of Botswana with the support of the UK government.
2015/03/24 - CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends. Positive progress in East Africa, but situation deteriorating in Central and West Africa. First compliance measures adopted.
2015/03/24 - William deBuys’ lyrical work “The Last Unicorn,” about the saola in Southeast Asia, reminds readers that what drives conservationists most is beauty.
2015/03/22 - Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource.
2015/03/21 - Bonn, Germany, 21 March, 2015 – New restoration initiatives were announced today by Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at the second international Bonn Challenge conference on forest landscape restoration taking place in Germany. With these announcements, a total of 59.2 million hectares have now been contributed to the Bonn Challenge – a global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020.
2015/03/20 - UNEP ready to support the disaster-stricken country...
2015/03/20 - The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources...
2015/03/20 - The ozone layer is healing itself and is expected to recover by the middle of this century...
2015/03/20 - On problems, challenges, our responsibilities and above all the opportunities that forests provide for our common future...
2015/03/20 - Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April...
2015/03/19 - UNEP and partners stand ready to support the disaster-stricken country...
2015/03/19 - IUCN joins other leading conservation groups in congratulating the British Government for its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory (OT) in the South Pacific.
2015/03/19 - The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk.
2015/03/18 - First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction...
2015/03/17 - Women and children are disproportionately affected by indoor emissions from inefficient cookstoves which cause nearly 2 million premature deaths every year...
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