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.

2018/03/19 - In the long term, it pays for business to use natural resources in a way that benefits all of society. Efforts to rehabilitate the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil following the 2015 mining disaster are a case in point, writes Yolanda Kakabadse, Chair of the Rio Doce Panel, which will provide advice on the restoration efforts, as the 8th World Water Forum opens in Brasilia this week. In November 2015, disaster struck near the town of Mariana...
2018/03/16 - For this issue, when creatures begin to disappear from the animal kingdom
2018/03/16 - The cascade of ecological benefits that followed the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Idaho suggests opportunities for similar efforts around the planet.
2018/03/13 - As the list of endangered animals worldwide grows longer, society may soon be faced with an impossible decision: which ones to take off life support.
2018/03/12 - Wild populations of cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers have fallen at alarming rates. We need to act fast.
2018/03/12 - Work area:  Water
2018/03/07 - Ship collisions and entanglements with fishing gear now endanger these whales, once the prey of hunters.
2018/03/07 - The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will consider allowing some hunters to bring home tusks and hides from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era prohibition.
2018/03/06 - Le monde entre dans la plus grande extinction de masse depuis la disparition des dinosaures il y a 65 millions d’années. Il est temps pour l’UICN et la communauté mondiale de la conservation qu’elle représente de prioriser les actions nécessaires en faveur de la conservation. Les parcs nationaux et autres aires protégées doivent être au centre de nos efforts, mais les pays les plus pauvres étant financièrement incapables de les entretenir, il est essentiel que nous...
2018/03/06 - With the world entering the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago, it is time for IUCN and the global conservation community it represents to prioritise the right conservation actions. National parks and other protected areas should be central to our efforts, but with poorer countries unable to pay to protect them it is essential we find effective solutions involving both private and public lands – writes distinguished Kenyan...
2018/03/06 - Con el mundo entrando en la mayor extinción desde que desaparecieron los dinosaurios hace 65 millones de años, es hora de que la UICN y la comunidad mundial de la conservación que representa prioricen las acciones de conservación más adecuadas. Los Parques Nacionales y otras áreas protegidas deberían ser centrales en lo que a nuestros esfuerzos se refiere, pero siendo que los países más pobres no pueden pagar para protegerlos, es esencial que encontremos soluciones...
2018/03/06 - Con el mundo entrando en la mayor extinción desde que desaparecieron los dinosaurios hace 65 millones de años, es hora de que la UICN y la comunidad mundial de la conservación que representa prioricen las acciones de conservación más adecuadas. Los Parques Nacionales y otras áreas protegidas deberían ser centrales en lo que a nuestros esfuerzos se refiere, pero siendo que los países más pobres no pueden pagar para protegerlos, es esencial que encontremos soluciones...
2018/03/06 - Le monde entre dans la plus grande extinction de masse depuis la disparition des dinosaures il y a 65 millions d’années. Il est temps pour l’UICN et la communauté mondiale de la conservation qu’elle représente de prioriser les actions nécessaires en faveur de la conservation. Les parcs nationaux et autres aires protégées doivent être au centre de nos efforts, mais les pays les plus pauvres étant financièrement incapables de les entretenir, il est essentiel que nous...
2018/03/03 - To reverse extinction and save the planet, we must learn more about all its creatures.
2018/02/28 - Researchers tracking the endangered species grounds for birthing calves haven’t seen one baby this season, further raising the specter of extinction for the whales.
2018/02/26 - Learn more:  SOS - Save Our Species initiative Work area:  Species Location:  Africa
2018/02/24 - When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.
2018/02/23 - Researchers scanned young thylacines preserved in jars in museums, gaining an understanding of when in their development the marsupials turned canine-like.
2018/02/21 - A new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.
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...
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