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.

2017/03/20 - Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
2017/03/18 - In some countries, endangered species are what’s for dinner. Here’s an alternative.
2017/03/17 - A British man was convicted of capturing, killing and possessing the rare Large Blue butterfly, specimens of which can command as much as $400.
2017/03/17 - In general, the large size of some prehistoric animals in comparison to their modern counterparts had to do with evolutionary opportunity.
2017/03/13 - Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
2017/03/03 - How is the strong resistance to eliminating gillnets contributing to the vaquitas’ extinction?
2017/03/02 - A new study shows how an endangered or declining species may result in an irreversible genetic meltdown.
2017/02/27 - No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
2017/02/16 - A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades ago may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.
2017/02/13 - Hsien Lin Hsu pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to trying to sneak dozens of federally protected turtles into the United States under bags of candy and noodles.
2017/02/08 - To reduce conflict with herders in the Himalayas, biologists gathered a fecal data set to decode the diets of the endangered cats.
2017/02/08 - An ancient species that once roamed grasslands with woolly mammoths is dying in great numbers in Mongolia, with harmful factors piling up.
2017/02/06 - - Money will go to greening marine economy and boosting resource efficiency among others - Since 2014, Italy contributed over 10.5 euro million to the Environment Fund
2017/02/04 - Researchers, who had been hunting the frogs for eight years, found two males and two females and plan to breed them and reintroduce them to the wild.
2017/01/30 - A book by the cell biologist and journalist Helen Pilcher cheerfully explores advances in cloning that could be used to revive departed species.
2017/01/30 - A book by the cell biologist and journalist Helen Pilcher cheerfully explores advances in cloning that could be used to revive departed species.
2017/01/30 - - 19 banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets set new criteria for sustainable financial instruments - An estimated $5 to 7 trillion a year is needed to achieve the global sustainable development goals - Banks manage $140 trillion of assets and institutional investors over $100 trillion
2017/01/25 - Fossils of the extinct relative of modern-day otters suggest that it was six feet long, and it had jaws that could possibly crack through shellfish.
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