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.

2016/12/08 - The population of the world’s tallest land mammal has dropped by 40 percent in three decades, a report said.
2016/12/06 - Remarks by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director At the COP 13 Session with the Mexican President...
2016/12/06 - - Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy...
2016/12/05 - - United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution - Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities
2016/12/05 - Poachers are killing wildlife rangers with impunity. Governments and conservation groups must work aggressively to turn this situation around.
2016/12/05 - Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people...
2016/12/05 - - Ministers of Environment, Agriculture, Tourism , Fisheries and Forestry agree on urgent coordinated action to advance progress on biodiversity targets - Meeting adopts Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being - Countries also announce ambitious commitments in support of Aichi Targets
2016/12/05 - Opening Keynote for Convention for Biodiversity by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director...
2016/12/04 - The apex predator is being fished for its delicious flesh so relentlessly that it is being pushed to the brink of extinction.
2016/12/03 - President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded...
2016/12/03 - - Strict laws in some countries re-route illegal timber to less regulated markets - New report shows increased involvement of organized crime in illegal logging - Almost one-third of tropical timber traded worldwide may come from illegal forest land conversion
2016/12/01 - - Governments need to ramp up efforts to stop biodiversity decline in light of pessimistic reports. - Time running out on global efforts to meet biodiversity targets with 2/3 still off track - Countries to focus on the value of biodiversity to engage other economic sectors as means of halting degradation - Ability to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement is at stake...
2016/11/30 - Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director at The Economist: Adapt or Die Conference...
2016/11/28 - Many park personnel, responsible for fending off poachers, go without basic necessities like boots, tents and health insurance. Some groups are trying to change that.
2016/11/28 - North Carolina is more aggressively protecting the plants, which grow in the wild only in a 75-mile radius near Wilmington, as fears of extinction increase.
2016/11/19 - Business leaders, scientists and policy-makers reflect on ways to enhance environmental sustainability
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