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.

2018/07/24 - Readers are worried about Republican efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
2018/07/22 - Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department proposes to significantly weaken the landmark law that saved the bald eagle, the gray wolf and other species from extinction.
2018/07/22 - In recent weeks, more than two dozen measures have been proposed to remove protections for species and weaken the law, which critics say impedes people’s livelihoods.
2018/07/20 - Tens of thousands of volunteers are being sought for a survey of butterflies and day-flying moths, which are important indicators of an environment’s health.
2018/07/19 - The revisions have wide-reaching implications, including for how the federal government would protect species from climate change.
2018/07/18 - Photo: Flickr Publications Read the CEEPS publications   Photo: IUCN CEESP Newsletter Learn about CEESP activities with the CEESP Newsletter   Photo: IUCN Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference view the photos of the Conference  
2018/07/18 - The chief zoological officer of Sea World says the orca population has declined because of lack of prey and habitat disturbance.
2018/07/16 - As the destruction caused by natural disasters grows in intensity, we urgently need to invest in innovative ways of protecting ourselves from them. Conserving healthy ecosystems such as mangroves, wetlands and forests is an example of such smart investment, writes Vinod Thomas, Indian economist and former senior vice president for Independent Evaluation at the World Bank. Flooding  in Manila, Philippines, in 2012 Photo: © Vinod Thomas...
2018/07/14 - The Kenyan government said the rhinos, which were transported to a sanctuary southeast of Nairobi, most likely died from drinking water with a high saline level.
2018/07/13 - Mr. Reed, a Republican, helped turn the Endangered Species Act into law while serving as an assistant secretary of the Interior in the 1970s.
2018/07/05 - Learn more:  IUCN's work on World Heritage
2018/06/23 - Why whales got so big, and what that tells us about evolution.
2018/06/22 - Readers stress that maintaining biodiversity should be part of the protected areas agenda.
2018/06/21 - The remains appear to be a new species of gibbon, and it was perhaps a pet.
2018/06/21 - Photo: IUCN Learn more:  IUCN European Regional Office
2018/06/19 - Learn more:  IUCN's work in Bangladesh
2018/06/09 - Designating protected areas is relatively easy, but hardly anyone seems to be bothering with the hard work of actually protecting them.
2018/06/04 - Most of the animals now are found on farms in China. Giant salamanders released recently into the wild are genetically distinct from those that evolved there, a man-made “species.”
2018/05/31 - La nature, où tout est interconnecté, est un brillant exemple de la puissance et de l’intelligence de la collectivité. Afin de remporter des succès et avoir plus d’impact, la communauté de la conservation devrait s'inspirer du monde naturel, dépasser les silos et solliciter de manière proactive même les partenaires les plus improbables, y compris les entreprises et l'industrie - écrit Jon Stryker, fondateur et président de la Fondation Arcus. Les...
2018/05/30 - Nature, where everything is interconnected, is a shining example of the strength and brilliance of the collective. The conservation community should look to the natural world for inspiration when striving for success and impact, moving beyond its silos and proactively engaging even the most unlikely partners, including business and industry – writes founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, and an IUCN Patron of Nature, Jon Stryker....
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