English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

  • News Headlines (299)

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Subjects

  • Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation (299)

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
299 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50

News Headlines
#103311
2015-03-30

'Black Mambas' on South African rhino patrol

Poachers are depleting the elephant, tiger and rhino population. In a nature reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, unarmed women are fighting the illicit wildlife trade - and male skepticism.

News Headlines
#103298
2015-03-27

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

Long-term study in the reef’s marine park finds an 80% difference in the biomass of coral trout between areas where fishing is allowed and no-go zones

News Headlines
#103287
2015-03-26

Indonesia's biodiversity-protected areas no match for encroachers, finds study

Indonesia's biodiversity-focused protected areas are failing to slow deforestation, while other categories have achieved mixed results, according to a new study by National University of Singapore researchers.

News Headlines
#103268
2015-03-24

Africa’s Conservation Miracle: The Return of the Rhinos

Habitat destruction. That’s almost always the answer to a question of wildlife conservation. Why has this species declined? Why has that species gone extinct? Because the place where it lives is being or has been destroyed.

News Headlines
#103227
2015-03-20

Amazon rainforest and Great Barrier Reef need better care, say scientists

Research published in journal Science shows local protection of three world heritage sites is too weak and leaves them at risk of ‘unfolding diaster’

News Headlines
#103187
2015-03-18

Budget 2015: Pitcairn Islands get huge marine reserve

The UK is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world, around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

News Headlines
#103179
2015-03-17

UK's first hedgehog conservation area planned

Reserve in Solihull, West Midlands aims to reverse population decline in the prickly animal due to habitat loss

News Headlines
#103161
2015-03-16

Biodiversity protected areas in Indonesia ineffective in preventing deforestation

Establishing protected areas in forests is one way to keep deforestation at bay and safeguard biodiversity.

News Headlines
#103136
2015-03-13

Conservationists announce program to protect East Africa's largest elephant population

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Tanzanian government have launched an ambitious new initiative to protect East Africa's largest population of elephants (Loxodonta Africana).

News Headlines
#103141
2015-03-13

Scientists question tropical protected areas' role under climate change

New research led by University of York scientists highlights how poor connectivity of protected area (PA) networks in Southeast Asia may prevent lowland species from responding to climate change.

News Headlines
#103094
2015-03-10

Ecological corridor to preserve Ecuadorian Andes bears

Ecuador's mountain forests are a hotspot of rich biodiversity, but many species are threatened by increased deforestation and fragmentation.

News Headlines
#103098
2015-03-10

Conservation gets low share of tourist income

Global revenue from tourist visits to protected areas is high enough to allow more of this money to be spent on conservation, a study has found.

News Headlines
#103011
2015-03-04

Colombia proposes protected corridor across South America

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced plans to create the world’s largest protected area, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains.

News Headlines
#103002
2015-03-03

Seychelles set to be first in the world to develop countrywide ocean conservation plan

(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Didier Dogley, has announced that Seychelles is all set to become the first country in the world that has implemented a comprehensive spatial plan for its entire ocean territory.

News Headlines
#102959
2015-02-27

Researchers propose improvements for Peru's protected areas

In a study published recently in PLOS ONE, researchers examined Peru's network of protected areas.

News Headlines
#102949
2015-02-26

World's first all-female patrol protecting South Africa's rhinos

Unarmed Black Mambas recruited from local communities are guarding nature reserve inside the Greater Kruger national park

News Headlines
#102931
2015-02-25

World's protected natural areas receive eight billion visits a year

Researchers say that the first study to attempt to gauge global visitation figures for protected areas reveals nature-based tourism has an economic value of hundreds of billions of dollars annually, and call for much greater investment in the conservation of protected areas in line with the valu ...

News Headlines
#102905
2015-02-24

Rare Amur leopard population doubles in Russia, WWF says

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The number of endangered Amur leopards at a Russian animal reserve has nearly doubled in seven years, the World Wildlife Federation announced Monday.

News Headlines
#102912
2015-02-24

Planning the world's largest protected area

The aim of the corridor is to improve the protection of the environment, its biodiversity and the climate. Santos would like the project to be a transnational one, involving Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela.

News Headlines
#102892
2015-02-23

The struggle to save the 'Congolese unicorn'

EPULU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Deep in the jungle, Col. Lucien Gedeon Lokumu is rallying his troops. About 50 men stand in mismatched uniforms while Lokumu attempts to inspire them with a pitch-perfect sermon: We’ve got to stabilize the forest, but not at the expense of the people who cal ...

News Headlines
#102889
2015-02-20

Australian zoo announces eastern bongo birth

SYDNEY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- An Australian zoo announced the birth of a critically endangered eastern bongo, one of the world's rarest species of antelope.

News Headlines
#102803
2015-02-16

How do parks affect the poor? Jury’s still out, some experts say

In Peru’s vast northeastern region, where roads are scarce and forests abundant, crackdowns on the illegal plundering of timber, fish, and wildlife are sporadic and expensive.

News Headlines
#102752
2015-02-12

Hounding down poachers in the DR Congo

How do you catch a poacher? In Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo - which is famous for its elephants and mountain gorillas - a special dog unit is tracking and capturing illegal hunters.

News Headlines
#102758
2015-02-12

Fracking to be allowed beneath national parks despite ban pledge

Ministers accused of watering down commitment to ban controversial shale gas exploration in protected areas

News Headlines
#102697
2015-02-10

Conservationists call for UK to create world's largest marine reserve

Pressure is mounting on the UK government and opposition parties to commit to creating at least one massive marine reserve in the Pacific or Atlantic to protect rare and threatened whales, sharks, fish and corals ahead of the general election.

News Headlines
#102591
2015-02-02

Conservation of Nature Lags Far Behind

NEW YORK, Feb 2 2015 (IPS) - A new study has found that world’s governments are failing to provide adequate coverage for nature.

News Headlines
#102542
2015-01-28

Satellite study identifies water bodies important for biodiversity conservation

Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important "stepping stone" water bodies that could help aquatic species survive in a drying climate, a UNSW-led study shows.

News Headlines
#102503
2015-01-26

Rare European duck doing twice as well in protected areas

Populations of smew drakes, which number less than 200 in the UK, are growing twice as fast in Special Protection Areas

News Headlines
#102510
2015-01-26

Seoul seeks international support for DMZ park plan

Seoul will seek international support to create an ecological park in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during a conference in Switzerland this week.

News Headlines
#102494
2015-01-23

Obama push to expand Alaskan refuge

President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.

News Headlines
#102444
2015-01-20

India's tiger population sees 30% increase

India says it now has almost a third more tigers than it did four years ago.

News Headlines
#102370
2015-01-13

Environment ministry may bar new roads in protected areas

Building new roads and widening existing ones in India’s 619 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries may be barred, with the government accepting most of the recommendations of a panel report.

News Headlines
#102333
2015-01-08

How conservation drives villagers to kill animals

SURROUNDED by a wall of fire and angry Tanzanian villagers, the elephants were forced off a cliff some 50 metres high. When the dust settled, six of the herd lay dead. The now jubilant crowd took selfies among the carcasses (see a later photo of the scene).

News Headlines
#102221
2014-12-12

South African breeders buck the system

The sale of wildlife to Angolan parks has sparked a row over the spread of species to areas in which they do not occur naturally.

News Headlines
#102155
2014-12-05

Madagascar impresses global conservation congress with community-controlled marine protection plans

(Seychelles News Agency) - The president of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has pledged to triple his country’s marine protected areas and set up a legal framework to defend local communities’ rights to manage their own fishing grounds.

News Headlines
#102100
2014-12-03

World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car

Vietnamese are protesting plans to build a cable car through remote Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park that could carry 1,000 visitors an hour to Son Doong cave

News Headlines
#102104
2014-12-03

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Last month, more than 6,000 government, business, and civil society leaders gathered at the once-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, to discuss the future of protected areas.

News Headlines
#101950
2014-11-21

Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park is under threat, conservationists warn

Wildlife including giraffe, rhino and zebra are under pressure from roads, railways, factories and houses

News Headlines
#101951
2014-11-21

World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks

AT LEAST 30 PER CENT of the world's oceans should be protected as marine parks where fishing and mining are banned, according to a new target set at the close of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in Sydney yesterday.

News Headlines
#101939
2014-11-20

World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks

The once-a-decade World Parks Congress concluded in Sydney with a new target to reserve 30 per cent of the world's marine areas in parks where fishing is banned.

News Headlines
#101940
2014-11-20

World Parks Congress: why parks are more than just pretty places

The week-long International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress has culminated with a major international agreement to conserve the world’s natural assets, boost investment in climate change and promote the rights of Indigenous peoples.

News Headlines
#101925
2014-11-19

Nepal in Asia Protected Area Partnership: IUCN

joined the Asia Protected Areas Partnership that aims to promote best practices, share lessons learnt and develop innovative solutions to conserve the protected areas in the region.

News Headlines
#101927
2014-11-19

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

The world's oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from what one leading biologist dubbed "a silent storm" driven by climate change.

News Headlines
#101911
2014-11-18

Making Protected Areas an Integral Part of Development

Working with the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank helped the Brazilian Government implement a series of protected areas that have reversed deforestation in the Amazon and returned benefits to communities.

News Headlines
#101892
2014-11-17

Gabon protects 23% of its coastal waters

Gabon has once again made headlines for a bold conservation initiative.

News Headlines
#101895
2014-11-17

Global summit seeks to protect biodiverse areas

The World Parks Congress is underway in Sydney. The global gathering, from November 12-19, aims to set the agenda for protecting the most valuable areas on Earth over the next 10 years.

News Headlines
#101882
2014-11-14

World on track to meet 2020 goal for protected land, sea, but more work urgently needed – UN

13 November 2014 – While the world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas, more work is needed to ensure areas of importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services are prioritized for protection under equitably managed conditions, according to a new United Nations ...

News Headlines
#101885
2014-11-14

Conservation report reinforces fears over 'paper parks'

There's a sense of déjà vu at the once-in-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney this week, where it was announced that the world is on track to meet a 2020 target on the expansion of protected areas.

News Headlines
#101890
2014-11-14

Green List promotes best conservation areas

Conservation groups often highlight species or ecosystems at risk. An effort launched on 14 November turns that approach on its head, seeking for the first time to systematically recognize the world's best-managed protected areas, which offer the most favourable conditions for flora and fauna.

News Headlines
#101872
2014-11-13

World Parks Congress in Sydney to tackle weaknesses in conservation

INTERNATIONAL visitors to the World Parks Congress, which starts today in Sydney, may have taken their first close-up look at Australian conservation while they were still in the air.

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 1 to 50
Results for: ("News Headlines") AND ("Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme