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.
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
2016/11/03 - - World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃ - Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society...
2016/11/03 - Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson Honored at Fourth Annual Al-Moumin Award and Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding...
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and UN Environment Launch Video Contest to Bring Attention to Food Waste
2016/11/02 - Over one-third of food is wasted in North America. Visit http://www.notwasting.com...
2016/11/01 - Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at South-South Co-operation Expo, Dubai...
A victory for Lewis Pugh's 'Speedo diplomacy' as Russia and the world agree monumental marine protection deal
2016/10/27 - - 19 oil wells have been set ablaze following the launch of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - Burning stockpiles of sulphur dioxide at an industrial facility created a large toxic cloud and temporarily hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance - Water plant also reportedly affected by fighting, leading to a chlorine gas leak - Environmental pollution is adding complexity and danger to the humanitarian...
2016/10/26 - The discovery of nine fossilized claw bones suggests that prehistoric humans may have decorated with animal skins.
Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility unlocks private sector finance for climate, biodiversity and jobs
2016/10/24 - On the Penobscot in Maine and other rivers in the U.S., several endangered species are rebounding with the reopening of spawning areas.
Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change
2016/10/20 - - Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists - Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa most dangerous countries to walk and cycle - Motorized transport responsible for 23 per cent of global CO2 emissions
2016/10/19 - - Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis - Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people - East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades
2016/10/15 - - Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer - HFCs consumption to be reduced in 2019 in developed countries and frozen in 2024 and 2028 in developing countries
2016/10/13 - A multinational effort to create a protective reserve in the Ross Sea off Antarctica has long been blocked by Russia. This year may be different.
2016/10/13 - Why charismatic megafauna make the best salesmen for protecting the environment.
UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)
2016/10/12 - New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data...
2016/10/11 - TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions like elephant rides and dolphin swims, a decision that could reshape how booking sites approach animal welfare.
2016/10/10 - A decision on the siting of a seaport could improve the prospects of the restoration of the lizards, which were once believed to be extinct.
2016/10/10 - The Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog, discovered only in 2005, was probably a victim of the global trade in amphibians.