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.

2017/07/28 - With indications that populations are declining, Australian scientists have embarked on an initiative to see how the platypus is faring.
2017/07/27 - Launch of the LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 Project Learn more:  LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 Location:  Europe
2017/07/14 - Federal protection is set to expire at the end of the month, even as the bears’ food sources are collapsing. Meanwhile, hunters are lining up.
2017/07/13 - All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing.
2017/07/12 - Strengthening conservation networks in Goa Learn more:  IUCN's work in India Work area:  Marine Species Location:  Asia India
2017/07/12 - Empowering civil society to achieve concrete and effective conservation actions in North Africa Learn more:  North Africa Projects Work area:  Biodiversity Location:  Mediterranean
2017/07/11 - Severe flooding since June in Assam State has left scores of animals in Kaziranga National Park in danger, a government official said.
2017/07/11 - A new paper describes the threatened mass extinction of thousands of animal species around the globe. The authors say that human activities are in large part to blame.
2017/07/10 - A warehouse in Colorado offers evidence of the immense demand for goods made from threatened and endangered animals.
2017/07/07 - Learn more:  IUCN at 41st session of the World Heritage Committee Location:  Global
2017/07/03 - How one organisation is helping conserve Viet Nam's wildlife Learn more:  Species and biodiversity in Asia Work area:  Species Location:  Asia Viet Nam
2017/07/03 - Fossils of bizarre creatures called Macrauchenia have long baffled scientists, who used DNA to confirm when they diverged from horses, rhinos and tapirs.
2017/06/30 - ¿Estamos llevando nuestro planeta más allá de sus límites? ¿Por cuánto tiempo más nuestro patrimonio común podrá seguir sustentándonos si seguimos por este camino Learn more:  Patrimonio común Work area:  Global Policy Location:  Global
2017/06/26 - Community-led and shared governance of marine protected and conserved areas Learn more:  Panorama Work area:  Marine Protected Areas Location:  Global
2017/06/22 - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.
2017/06/20 - On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers coexist – and making sure these magnificent predators survive in the wild.  More information:  IUCN Tiger programme Work area:  Livelihoods Species Mammals Location:  Asia
2017/06/20 - The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas Work area:  Protected Areas Green List Location:  China
2017/06/19 - On World Day to Combat Desertification we look at how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats and prevent desertification. Learn more:  IUCN Global Drylands initiative Work area:  Ecosystems Drylands Location:  Global
2017/05/29 - The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas Learn more:  IUCN Green List Work area:  Protected Areas Green List Location:  China
2017/05/16 - Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment Forum.   Links:  Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa The report - Business for Sustainable Landscapes: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development
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