Earlier this week, the Brazilian government announced the declaration of a new federal reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Two elephants lost their lives when they came in touch with an electric wire, suspected to be put up by villagers in India's northern West Bengal to protect their paddy crop.
SAN JOSE, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - The vast habitat known as the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome in the eastern Pacific Ocean will finally become a protected zone, over 50 years after it was first identified as one of the planet’s most biodiversity-rich marine areas.
A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world.
A joint effort among Fundación Jocotoco, Rainforest Trust, American Bird Conservancy (ABC), World Land Trust (WLT), and March Conservation Fund has added 1,187 acres to the Río Canandé Reserve, bringing protection to more than 6,100 acres of forest in the highly-threatened Chocó region of northw ...
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to six times its current size
While conservation areas have helped European biodiversity to flourish, there needs to be more connection between protected areas, along with greater attention to the needs of individual species.
Protected areas are working. That's the conclusion of a new analysis of over 80 different studies on the efficacy of parks and nature reserves in safeguarding wildlife.
On 10th September in Parliament, Zac Goldsmith MP, Stanley Johnson, the RSPB, the Blue Marine Foundation and the Pew Trusts presented a pamphlet calling on the Government to commit to creating Marine Protected Areas around three of its Overseas Territories: Pitcairn, Ascension, and South Georgia ...
The path to finding a career often involves twists and turns. Serendipity is important — one rarely anticipates what small events, chance occurrences, and seeds of inspiration will spur decisions that lead to pursuing one job or another.
Illegal wildlife trafficking is thriving in Peru. But a Peruvian organization is now using a public campaign, via social media and press releases, to track and rescue illegally kept wildlife in the country.
OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana—"Fifteen elephants right!" ecologist Mike Chase shouts above the roar of the single-engine Cessna. The plane swoops low over the herd of gray bodies as they wade single-file across the floodplain below.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to strengthen the management regimes for the 32 Marine Protected Areas under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) law and Verde Island Passage, finally giving marine biodiversity conservation its much-deserved ...
Protected areas conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to protect these areas, researchers say.
All of them are definitely charismatic and collectively are one of people’s favourite animals – yet the world’s 18 penguin species are now at “considerable risk”, scientists warn. And unless effective conservation measures that should include the urgent establishment of more Marine Protected Are ...
If the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument becomes a marine reserve, it would double the area globally subject to tight fishing restrictions. Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens.
In a reversal sparking outrage from locals, and concern from environmentalists, the Governor of Bali, Indonesia has given the green light to a controversial development project in Benoa Bay. The plan would convert 700 acres of theoretically protected mangrove and ocean front into a tourist haven ...
WASHINGTON, Aug 15 2014 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed to more than double the world’s no-fishing areas to protect what some call America’s underwater Serengeti, a series of California-sized swaths of Pacific Ocean where 1,000-pound marlin cruise by 30-foot-wide manta rays arou ...
For centuries the forest survived as the sole home of the Rama and Kriol communities, supporting a wealth of fauna, from the mighty jaguar to the shy agouti. Today, both the fauna and people face a real and ever-present risk of being evicted from the only land they know.
The only way to save the long-suffering elephants of Africa is to close every ivory market on the planet and destroy all ivory stockpiles, according to a bold new essay in Conservation Biology.
Lewis Pugh undertaking long-distance swims to back calls for 10% of the world’s seas to be declared marine protected areas
Last week, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), the world's largest organization devoted to the study and conservation of tropical systems, held its 51st annual meeting in Cairns, Australia.
This morning, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) received the welcome news that the Scottish Government has announced the designation of 30 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in its waters.
A tiny emerald in a sea of sapphire blue, the island group of D’Arros, situated in the outer islands of the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, has been announced as an officially protected nature reserve under the Nature Parks and Conservancy Act. - See more at:
The Spanish government has announced the establishment of 39 new marine protection areas which closely mirror the Marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas identified by BirdLife International’s Spanish partner SEO/BirdLife after a decade of scientific research tracking seabirds and understan ...
Conservationists are celebrating the announcement that UNESCO has dubbed Argentina's Península Valdés a biosphere reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program (MBA).
Kenya and China on Wednesday launched an initiative aimed at empowering neighboring wildlife protected areas to participate in conservation.
In an effort to curb poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife in the country, the World Wild Fund for Nature, or WWF, in Nepal is planning to harness a unique blend of technology.
MPs’ report questions government’s commitment with less than a quarter of marine conservation zones created after four years
The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
12 June 2014 – The United Nations agency that advocates for the protection of irreplaceable natural and cultural resources today welcomed as “a step in the right direction” the decision of British oil company Soco to halt oil exploration in ecologically rich but endangered Virunga National Park ...
The mystery surrounding a wounded conservationist, and the fight for war-torn Virunga
Guatemala has formally established a 19,000-hectare (47,000-acre) reserve that protects several endangered bird and amphibian species, reports the American Bird Conservancy (ABC).
Canada has been “dragging its heels” on commitments to create marine protected areas and ranks last on the list of countries with the longest coastlines in terms of the amount of ocean where human activity has been restricted to preserve biodiversity.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has roundly criticized Australia's proposal to remove 74,000 hectares of temperate rainforest from the World Heritage Committee.
By all standards the Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA) program is gargantuan: the network includes over 90 parks, covers 51 million hectares, and comprises 15 percent of Brazil's Amazon.
Nature reserves and other areas specially protected for wildlife, as well as being vital for native species, are very important for helping European birds to expand their ranges into Britain naturally.
IF UNDISTURBED natural beauty is your bag, it's time you headed to New Caledonia. The group of islands in the Pacific is a French territory that now boasts the title of the world's largest protected area.
The government of New Caledonia last week officially created the world's largest protected area, establishing a multi-use zone that at 1.3 million square kilometers is three times the size of Germany, reports Conservation International (CI).
Bison bred in UK and Irish zoos to be released in Vanatori Neamt Nature Park in Carpathian Mountains
The list is dominated by the natural beauty and geological splendor of the West's big three: Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone.
Azerbaijan's Parliament ratified amendments to the law "On Specially Protected Natural Territories and Objects" on April
Plans are under way to set up a protected area in the Tabuk region, north of the Kingdom to protect marine and terrestrial life.
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?
It's been all about connecting the green dots. Since 2012, the southern state of Karnataka has declared nearly 2,600 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of forests as protected areas, linking a series of national parks, tiger reserves and sanctuaries.
Kaikoura's world-renowned wild marine environment will be better protected by a new marine reserve, whale and fur seal sanctuary, five customary fishing areas and amateur fishing regulations, all announced by the Government today.
Yesterday, the European Parliament passed a resolution supporting the creation of an Arctic Sanctuary covering the vast high Arctic around the North Pole, giving official status to an idea that has been pushed by activists for years.
ALBUQUERQUE, March 5 (UPI) -- Some 764, 207 acres of critical habitat will be set aside to protect endangered jaguars in the borderlands of New Mexico and Arizona. The move was announced yesterday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
NEW DELHI: Zoo visitors in Delhi seem to have an abysmally poor understanding of biodiversity. Worse still, the National Zoological Park is doing very little to improve the awareness of its visitors on the matter.
YOSEMITE VILLAGE, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- In 1998, Yosemite National Park witnessed a record-breaking 1,584 bear incidents. The following year, rangers decide to up their efforts to keep human food out of the big, burly paws of black bears.