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.

2017/10/06 - A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.
2017/10/05 - Blog text Work area:  Biodiversity Topic:  Biodiversity Chapeau:  Blog chapeau Image (single): 
2017/10/04 - Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity Learn more:  Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity Work area:  Protected Areas Location:  Africa
2017/10/04 - The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved it, a study says.
2017/09/29 - A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific.
2017/09/25 - Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.
2017/09/20 - Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
2017/09/20 - A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.
2017/09/16 - A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.
2017/09/15 - Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.
2017/09/15 - The animals have been reclassified as vulnerable by a leading conservationist group, but poaching and habitat loss still threaten their populations.
2017/09/13 - As many as one in three parasite species may go extinct in the next century, a new study finds, which is not cause for celebration.
2017/09/11 - Hybridization has nearly wiped out bird species in the past, so researchers studied whether mallard ducks could put pressure on less-common Mottled ducks.
2017/09/07 - This thoughtful documentary raises tough questions about big-game hunting and wildlife conservation.
2017/08/30 - Scientists found in the remote rain forests in British Columbia that letting people hunt more moose led to fewer wolves and more endangered mountain caribou.
2017/08/21 - As the world’s forests are carved up by roads and farms, the animals in them are vanishing. A simple fix may help.
2017/08/18 - The Interior Secretary recently announced that efforts to protect the handsome bird, known for an amazing mating dance, are being reviewed.
2017/08/11 - Young people raise their voices for nature Learn more:  Regional projects in Asia Work area:  Forests Development Location:  Asia Sri Lanka Thailand Viet Nam
2017/08/07 - Une expédition scientifique sur le mont sous-marin Banc Walters Learn more:  Gouvernance des océans Work area:  Marine Location:  Africa East and Southern Africa
2017/08/07 - A scientific expedition on the Walters Shoal seamount Learn more:  Ocean governance Work area:  Marine Location:  Africa East and Southern Africa
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