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.
2014/08/21 - A new reading of the Endangered Species Act is a dangerous retreat.
2014/08/20 - Forests in a Changing Climate: A Sourcebook for Integrating REDD+ into Academic Programmes...
2014/08/19 - Patricia C. Wright, who has long been a leader in the effort to prevent what she calls a “lemur holocaust”, tells of her fascination with the animals and how they can be saved.
2014/08/19 - A garden curator at Duke University happened upon a box huckleberry shrub thought to be 800 years old, and relatively young at that.
2014/08/16 - Salmon, once nearly extinct on part of the Columbia River, are slowly recovering, to the delight of birds. As a result, those charged with nursing the salmon back to robust health have a new plan to protect them: shoot the birds.
2014/08/15 - “Dinosaur 13” looks at the famous find of a T. rex skeleton in South Dakota and the legal case that followed.
2014/08/12 - Reptiles are among Madagascar's most bewildering creatures but nearly 40% of them are facing an elevated risk of extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. A study published today in the journal PLOS ONE says that successful management of Madagascar’s protected areas is crucial to the survival of many of these species.
International Youth Day Celebrated in Kenya and Around the World with a Focus on Youth and Mental Health
2014/08/12 - Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases , including mental illness, remains a prominent issue as the world looks ahead to the development of a set of Sustainable Development Goals by 2015...
2014/08/12 - UNEP is raising awareness at the political and societal level of the grave impact of poaching on elephant populations and the environment...
Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report
2014/08/12 - Notwithstanding their name, African wild dogs are “true altruists,” researchers say, essentially willing to sacrifice their lives for the pack, and are slowly coming back from near extinction.
UNEP and Brazilian National Water Agency Team up to Foster Monitoring of Water Quality in Brazil and Other Developing Countries
2014/08/05 - ANA to house regional center for the UNEP GEMS-Water programme...