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...
2015/09/04 - The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational...
2015/08/05 - World Migratory Bird Day 2015 highlights the importance of a clean energy future, which ensures the survival of migratory birds...
2015/07/07 - For years, scientists struggled to explain the mysteries of a worm named Hallucigenia, but two new studies explain some of its quirks, and found it some cousins.
2015/07/03 - Speech by Ligia Noronha, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics at the UNEP Inquiry and AXA Symposium...
2015/07/03 - The Blue and John Crow Mountains has become Jamaica’s first World Heritage site today, following advice from IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, responsible for evaluating the site’s natural values. Extensions of South Africa’s Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Viet Nam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park were also approved by the World Heritage Committee, as recommended by IUCN.
2015/07/02 - The ocean moderates human-induced global warming but at the cost of profound alterations to its physics, chemistry, ecology and ecosystems services. These are the findings of a report published today in Science by the Oceans 2015 Initiative and co-authored by IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Marine Vice Chair, Dan Laffoley.
2015/07/01 - Bonn, Germany, 1 July 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN’s advice to continue close monitoring of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was adopted in full today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany.
2015/06/30 - Bonn, Germany, 30 June 2015 (IUCN) – Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee.
2015/06/30 - Icherisheher keeps the lights on and paves way for major emissions cut...
2015/06/29 - The decline of polo and of the Manipuri pony, which was once used in warfare and is now endangered, began when state patronage for polo players ended, around the time of India’s annexation of Manipur.
2015/06/28 - It is heartening to learn that the Fish and Wildlife Service is at last strengthening regulations to safeguard captive chimpanzees.
2015/06/26 - The fight pits the north against the south, farmers against environmental groups, farmers against one another and residents against the governor.
2015/06/25 - Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany.
2015/06/25 - Mark Tercek discusses elephant poaching in Africa and illegal ivory trafficking in China, and what organizations are doing to halt them.
2015/06/25 - The West Indian Ocean has the power to drive the economies of the region, but we must be vigilant. Regional countries can ensure the WIO is a viable resource for decades to come with a Blue Economy approach. - Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director...
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