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.

2017/04/27 - Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
2017/04/27 - Scientists say that efforts to save the small porpoise in the Gulf of California have essentially failed, and some believe there may be only two or three left.
2017/04/25 - Some worry that a palm oil company’s gift to endangered Borneo orangutans distracts from a big threat to the species: deforestation by such companies.
2017/04/21 - Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
2017/03/30 - Trabajando en la conservación de los bosques de América del Sur Learn more:  UICN en América del Sur Work area:  Climate Change Forests REDD+ Location:  South America
2017/03/24 - A growing ferment on Twitter about the new restaurant at Montreal’s government-owned casino, and an end to a life-size cardboard cutout.
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.
2017/03/08 - IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management. Learn more:  IUCN work on water Work area:  Gender Water Location:  Global
2017/03/03 - The futures of Madagascar's youth and its lemurs are intertwined. In a country where 60% of the population is under 25, widespread poverty is driving unsustainable use of natural resources such as forests and wetlands. This is placing increased pressure on the country's unique biodiversity, including its 111 lemur species. Learn more:  Save our Species initiative Work area:  Species Location:  Africa
2017/03/03 - The futures of Madagascar's youth and its lemurs are intertwined. In a country where 60% of the population is under 25, widespread poverty is driving unsustainable use of natural resources such as forests and wetlands. This is placing increased pressure on the country's unique biodiversity, including its 111 lemur species. More information:  Save our Species initiative Work area:  Species Location:  Africa
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.
2017/02/20 - From 1-10 September 2016, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brought top scientists and academics together with world leaders and decision makers from governments, civil society, indigenous peoples and business. The knowledge shared and the decisions taken helped define the path to a sustainable future and move 2015’s historic climate and sustainable development agreements into action. Learn more:  IUCN World Conservation Congress Work area: ...
2017/02/19 - Du 1er au 10 septembre 2016, le Congrès de l'UICN a rassemblé les plus grands scientifiques et universitaires, aux côtés de responsables et de décideurs du monde entier représentant les gouvernements, la société civile, les peuples autochtones et les entreprises. Les connaissances partagées et les décisions prises pendant ces dix jours ont aidé à définir la voie vers un avenir durable, et ont traduit dans la pratique les accords historiques sur le climat et le...
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.
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