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.

2016/12/30 - A drop in their numbers has prompted an international team to call for changing the animal’s status from vulnerable to endangered.
2016/12/28 - A proposed sluice gate faces a chorus of opposition from scientists and environmental groups who say it could have disastrous effects on the lake’s fragile ecosystem.
2016/12/22 - The duck-size creature lived in what is now the Canadian Arctic during a time period when a strong greenhouse effect was occurring.
2016/12/20 - Green growth and biodiversity also on the agenda...
2016/12/20 - - New agreement paves the way for enhanced cooperation between UN Environment and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states on environment and climate change - UN Environment working closely with the ACP Secretariat to support a more coherent and integrated approach towards the implementation of the sustainable development goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific states
2016/12/19 - Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development - Pledges and commitments in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity made by Business; Cities and Subnational Authorities, IPLCs and Youth; - Capacity-building strategy agreed for the Convention and its Protocols; - Protected areas on the land and in the oceans and seas, expanding considerably, with...
2016/12/18 - The bears that come here are climate refugees, on land because the sea ice they rely on for hunting seals is receding.
2016/12/13 - - Marine protected areas now cover 18.5 million km2 - over 5% of the global ocean and nearly 13% of territorial waters - Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh launches campaign to place an Antarctic area the size of Australia under protection - Mexico announces largest biological reserve in the country's history...
2016/12/13 - In Africa, accommodations include hotels, camps and villas—and the prospect of seeing giraffes, mountain gorillas and hippos.
2016/12/12 - - The 2015 Nepal earthquake produced 11 years-worth of debris in a single day - 140,000 kilograms of trash remain in Mt. Everest region following decades of tourism - Over a quarter of people in mountainous regions now live in cities
2016/12/08 - The population of the world’s tallest land mammal has dropped by 40 percent in three decades, a report said.
2016/12/06 - Remarks by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director At the COP 13 Session with the Mexican President...
2016/12/06 - - Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy...
2016/12/05 - - United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution - Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities
2016/12/05 - Poachers are killing wildlife rangers with impunity. Governments and conservation groups must work aggressively to turn this situation around.
2016/12/05 - Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people...
2016/12/05 - - Ministers of Environment, Agriculture, Tourism , Fisheries and Forestry agree on urgent coordinated action to advance progress on biodiversity targets - Meeting adopts Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being - Countries also announce ambitious commitments in support of Aichi Targets
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