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.

2018/09/21 - High in the Andes Mountains in Colombia, a reforestation project led by SavingSpecies works to protect one of the world’s most renowned bio hot spots.
2018/09/19 - Learn more:  Marine Plastics Work area:  Business Marine Water Location:  Global
2018/09/17 - Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.
2018/09/03 - Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key conservation issue. Removing barriers to family planning must be an integral part of conservation policy, writes David Johnson, Chief Executive, Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network Rural communities in developing...
2018/09/03 - The Eastern monarch is in trouble, and this is the time to help (no science degree needed).
2018/08/27 - Modern brown bears are carrying a bit of genetic material passed down from the cave bear, in a study that suggests extinction does not always vanquish a species’ genes.
2018/08/23 - An investigation showed imports made into pillows, boots and other items have become increasingly popular, at a time when the animal’s global population is dwindling.
2018/08/16 - New research challenges assumptions that some penguins mate for life, and suggests DNA testing is needed to avoid inbred captive populations.
2018/08/15 - Photo: IUCN Learn more:  Sustain project
2018/08/10 - Kristjan Loftsson’s company is the last one in the world still hunting fin whales. His credo: “If it’s sustainable, you hunt.”
2018/08/08 - Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life’s mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo
2018/08/07 - Whistleblowers have been effective at combatting financial and corporate crime, but are sorely lacking in the sphere of wildlife crime. If empowered to combat it, whistleblowers could be fundamental to dismantling the wildlife crime economy, writes Scott Hajost, Managing Director, Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program, National Whistleblower Center. The wildlife trade involves hundreds of millions of individual plants and animals from tens of...
2018/07/31 - Researchers hadn’t visited the remote island in 30 years when there were 500,000 breeding pairs. Satellite images now indicate perhaps as few as 60,000 pairs.
2018/07/30 - Photo: Flickr Publications   Photo: IUCN Newsletters   Photo: Sean Southey Photos from Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference     
2018/07/30 - Photo: Flickr Publications Photo: IUCN Newsletters Photo: IUCN Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference photos    
2018/07/30 - The achoques have nearly disappeared from Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico. A colony in the care of Dominican nuns offers hope the species can be saved.
2018/07/30 - Learn more:  Global Protected Areas Programme Work area:  Protected Areas Location:  Global
2018/07/27 - The calf, part of a declining population of orca whales in the Pacific Northwest, was the first born in the area since 2015.
2018/07/26 - “What we’re doing is nothing unnatural,” said the author of a study to produce quolls that don’t like the taste of deadly toads. “It’s just matchmaking.”
2018/07/26 - Proposals by the Trump administration and various lawmakers threaten the effectiveness of the 45-year-old law that has brought back a host of plants and animals from the edge of extinction.
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