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.

2017/12/18 - Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.
2017/12/18 - Had the asteroid that doomed dinosaurs crashed nearly anywhere other than the coast of Mexico, they might not have gone extinct, researchers say.
2017/12/18 - The male bears have become more adventurous, which could improve genetic diversity in long-isolated populations.
2017/12/18 - 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.
2017/12/18 - Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.
2017/12/18 - 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.
2017/12/18 - In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.
2017/12/18 - 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.
2017/12/18 - The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.
2017/12/18 - Scientists have discovered an fossilized penguin as big as a human, and with a long, spear-like beak.
2017/12/12 - The scientists who identified the Tapanuli orangutan said there are only about 800 left, making them the most endangered of all great ape species.
2017/12/05 - When a wildfire swept through Arizona, all but 35 rare red squirrels disappeared. After California’s fires and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, so did other near-extinct animals.
2017/12/04 - In this lesson, students learn about how human activity threatens the Earth’s biodiversity, and then they research possible solutions.
2017/12/04 - In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.
2017/11/30 - Work area:  Protected Areas
2017/11/28 - In the hill country outside San Antonio, a safari-style world of rare and endangered species symbolizes the popularity and controversy of exotic game hunting.
2017/11/22 - Integrando la biodiversidad en la planificación territorial de Colombia Work area:  Environmental Law Protected Areas Location:  South America
2017/11/16 - Solutions for a healthy planet Learn more:  Panorama Work area:  Protected Areas
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.
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