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.

2017/11/20 - Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.
2017/11/16 - Solutions for a healthy planet Learn more:  Panorama Work area:  Protected Areas
2017/11/16 - Solutions for a healthy planet Learn more:  Panorama Work area:  Protected Areas
2017/11/16 - A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.
2017/11/14 - By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change the storm itself. Work area:  Forests Marine Location:  Asia
2017/11/06 - The first mammals active during both day and night emerged 65.8 million years ago, a study found, just 200,000 years after the event that made dinosaurs go extinct.
2017/10/06 - A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.
2017/10/05 - Blog chapeau Photo: Autan/Flickr Blog text Topic:  Biodiversity
2017/10/04 - Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity Learn more:  Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity Work area:  Protected Areas Location:  Africa
2017/10/04 - The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved it, a study says.
2017/09/29 - A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific.
2017/09/25 - Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.
2017/09/20 - Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
2017/09/20 - A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.
2017/09/16 - A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.
2017/09/15 - Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.
2017/09/15 - The animals have been reclassified as vulnerable by a leading conservationist group, but poaching and habitat loss still threaten their populations.
2017/09/13 - As many as one in three parasite species may go extinct in the next century, a new study finds, which is not cause for celebration.
2017/09/11 - Hybridization has nearly wiped out bird species in the past, so researchers studied whether mallard ducks could put pressure on less-common Mottled ducks.
2017/09/07 - This thoughtful documentary raises tough questions about big-game hunting and wildlife conservation.
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