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.

2016/08/22 - A skull that had spent decades at the National Museum of Natural History belonged to a previously unknown species with a flexible neck.
2016/08/19 - A “red gene” that originated from dinosaurs gives some birds and turtles special color vision, allowing them to see differences in shades that aren’t detectable to humans.
2016/08/17 - - Festival's Enviro Day to showcase UN Environment initiatives boosting air quality and protecting human health - 44,000 years of life, one-fifth of GDP are lost in Bosnia and Herzegovina annually due to poor air quality...
2016/08/12 - UN Environment and the Norwegian Government signed a framework agreement for development cooperation yesterday that lays new ground for future collaboration in development and environmental sustainability...
2016/08/12 - UN Environment and the Norwegian Government signed a framework agreement for development cooperation yesterday that lays new ground for future collaboration in development and environmental sustainability...
2016/08/11 - Conservationists and eco-lodges in Costa Rica are using camera “traps” to record jaguars and assess the environment.
2016/08/11 - Why do we still single out these creatures for destruction?
2016/08/08 - By Balakrishna Pisupati and Mathis Wackernagel
2016/08/07 - The 1.3 million kilograms of rubbish collected from here remind the rest of the world that even the most ambitious, global agreements are only as good as the individual action and determination that bring them to life...
2016/08/04 - A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations...
2016/08/01 - To try to restore their population, conservationists will release hundreds of the salamanders, which have been raised to maturity, into streams in Ohio.
2016/08/01 - Mammoths on Alaska’s St. Paul Island could have faced freshwater problems that could be experienced by island dwellers all over in a warming world.
2016/07/27 - The finding highlights the shortcomings of laws intended to protect endangered species that don’t take into account research of the evolution of species.
2016/07/26 - "While they have achieved another milestone in flight, their circumnavigation is even more momentous for what it demonstrates about clean technology...
2016/07/25 - The pallid sturgeon is threatened because it can no longer travel far enough on the Missouri River to find a healthy place for its eggs to develop.
2016/07/25 - Governments set the stage for a possible agreement to reduce potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol. An amendment on reducing HFCs would be a significant step towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
2016/07/22 - An HFC phase-down can avoid up to 0.5⁰ Celsius of global warming by 2100. HFCs are the fastest-growing greenhouse gases. Many are 100s to 1000s of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at warming the atmosphere. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition believes urgent actions, like an HFC phase-down, are necessary to limit climate change.
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