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.

2018/02/20 - The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.
2018/02/20 - La degradación de la naturaleza está socavando la seguridad y la paz de miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo –no obstante, es poco lo que sabemos acerca de cómo el uso sostenible y justo de los recursos naturales puede ayudar a prevenir conflictos en el Oriente Medio y en todo el mundo. La comunidad conservacionista debe explorar con urgencia esta oportunidad –señala Su Majestad la Reina Noor Al Hussein de Jordania en vísperas del 70.o aniversario de la...
2018/02/20 - La dégradation de la nature ébranle la sécurité et la paix de milliards de personnes dans le monde - et pourtant, nous en savons peu sur la façon dont une utilisation juste et durable des ressources naturelles pourrait aider à prévenir les conflits au Moyen-Orient et dans le monde. La communauté de la conservation doit étudier de toute urgence cette opportunité – écrit Sa Majesté la reine Noor Al Hussein de Jordanie, alors que l’UICN fête son 70ème anniversaire cette...
2018/02/20 - The degradation of nature is undermining the security and peace of billions of people worldwide – yet we know little of how sustainable and fair use of natural resources can help prevent conflicts in the Middle East and around the world. The conservation community should urgently explore this opportunity – writes Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan. Displaced persons in Geneina, West Darfur, in 2007. Photo: Nite owl CC...
2018/02/20 - Dear IUCN Members and partners, Welcome to Crossroads – an IUCN blog which we are launching to mark the 70th anniversary of the Union. We have created this space to allow IUCN Members and partners to exchange ideas and opinions on some of the most topical and controversial issues. As many of today’s biggest global challenges are closely related to the destruction of the natural world, we feel that today such a platform is needed more than ever. This is your unique...
2018/02/20 - Chers Membres et partenaires de l’UICN, Bienvenue à Crossroads – un blog de l’UICN que nous lançons à l’occasion du 70ème anniversaire de notre Union. Nous avons créé cet espace pour permettre aux Membres et partenaires de l’UICN d’échanger leurs idées et opinions sur certains sujets parmi les plus controversés et actuels. Comme un grand nombre des plus importants défis mondiaux de notre époque sont étroitement liés à la destruction du monde naturel, nous estimons qu...
2018/02/20 - Estimados Miembros y asociados de la UICN: Bienvenidos a Crossroads –un blog de la UICN que estamos lanzando para conmemorar el 70.o aniversario de la Unión. Hemos creado este espacio para que los Miembros y asociados de la UICN puedan intercambiar ideas y opiniones sobre algunos de los temas más actuales y controvertidos. Dado que muchos de los mayores desafíos mundiales actuales están estrechamente relacionados con la destrucción del mundo natural, creemos que esa...
2018/02/19 - A study of 57 species shows that human encroachment and development not only harm an animal’s habitat, but may affect their migration patterns and food sources.
2018/02/16 - FR Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following a meeting held in Cameroon to address the issue. On 19 January, the IUCN Oceania Regional Office gathered in Pacific Harbour, Suva, for its annual staff retreat.  After two days of reflection and...
2018/02/16 - FR Effective conservation of the oceans relies largely on long-term monitoring of key species and habitats over wide geographical areas. This is notoriously difficult due to the high cost of such programs. As a consequence, we find ourselves with data ‘cold-spots’, areas for which we have little or no information. Citizen science, aka the involvement of volunteers or non-specialised people in science, is an increasingly popular way of conducting monitoring of species...
2018/02/16 - fr teste test Author:  Queen Noor Al Hussein Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein is an international public servant and advocate for global peace-building and conflict recovery. Queen Noor has made environmental priorities an essential component of her work to promote human security and conflict resolution. She is Founding and Emeritus...
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2018/02/15 - The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.
2018/02/15 - Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.
2018/02/09 - Listen. Do it at dusk. Then be quiet.
2018/02/09 - Today is the fourth World Pangolin Day – a day on which pangolins are celebrated in countries ranging from Zimbabwe to Nepal, India and Viet Nam. World Pangolin Day didn’t exist when I first became involved in pangolin conservation in 2007, and it is a mark of how much the profile of these fascinating mammals has increased in the time since. For me, back then it was all about seeing a pangolin in the flesh and relating to these charming and endearing but increasingly...
2018/02/09 - Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following a meeting held in Cameroon to address the issue. On 19 January, the IUCN Oceania Regional Office gathered in Pacific Harbour, Suva, for its annual staff retreat.  After two days of reflection and renewal,...
2018/02/08 - teste test Author:  Queen Noor Al Hussein Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein is an international public servant and advocate for global peace-building and conflict recovery. Queen Noor has made environmental priorities an essential component of her work to promote human security and conflict resolution. She is Founding and Emeritus...
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2018/02/02 - Learn more:  IUCN's work on forests Work area:  Biodiversity Climate Change Forests SDGs SDGs Location:  Global
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