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.
Cristiana Pasca Palmer of Romania appointed as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
2016/12/01 - - Governments need to ramp up efforts to stop biodiversity decline in light of pessimistic reports. - Time running out on global efforts to meet biodiversity targets with 2/3 still off track - Countries to focus on the value of biodiversity to engage other economic sectors as means of halting degradation - Ability to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement is at stake...
2016/11/30 - Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director at The Economist: Adapt or Die Conference...
2016/11/28 - Many park personnel, responsible for fending off poachers, go without basic necessities like boots, tents and health insurance. Some groups are trying to change that.
2016/11/28 - North Carolina is more aggressively protecting the plants, which grow in the wild only in a 75-mile radius near Wilmington, as fears of extinction increase.
2016/11/19 - Business leaders, scientists and policy-makers reflect on ways to enhance environmental sustainability
New Analysis Shows Scale of International Commitment to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade: Over $1.3 Billion Since 2010
2016/11/17 - - Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - Peat carbon stocks hold the equivalent of at least 60 per cent of all atmospheric carbon - 2015 Indonesian peat fires contributed to 100,000 premature deaths and cost US$ 16.1 billion
2016/11/16 - The specimens were collected deep in the Mexican forest and are of species that are nearly extinct.
2016/11/15 - - International community has pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 - Up to $300 billion needed in adaptation finance from 2030; up to $500 billion by 2050
Health and environment ministers pledge climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths
2016/11/14 - Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Environment Deputy Executive Director at South-South Co-operation: CEL Announcement...
2016/11/08 - UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development...
2016/11/08 - The most complete mastodon skeleton in Michigan in 70 years was discovered by a teacher and students at a camp for children with developmental disabilities.
2016/11/07 - Researchers studied fossilized leaves from the Patagonia region to conclude it took about 4 million years for insects to recover following the Chicxulub asteroid.