Tumucumaque National Park, a sprawling reserve that covers a Belgium-sized area of rainforest (38,874 square kilometers) in northeastern Brazil, may see its protected status revoked due to insufficient consultation with local municipalities prior to its creation, reports O'Eco.
New Delhi: The environment ministry is likely to extend yet again the deadline for states to submit site-specific proposals for the declaration of eco-sensitive zones (ESZs) for around 102 national parks and 515 wildlife sanctuaries in the country, a ministry official said on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi: The Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve has been recognised internationally and declared as a Ramsar site, the first in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Apr. 29, 2013 — Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.
HELGOLAND, Germany, April 27 (UPI) -- German scientists say they hope to replenish the lobster population off the German island of Helgoland with the help of offshore wind farms.
The park, located in the eastern mountainous region of Jamaica, is one of the country's first and most important protected areas and was nominated for inscription to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation World Heritage List in 2011.
Academics warn government it could be condemning marine environment to 'years of overexploitation and degradation'
South Africa has announced that its Prince Edward Islands sub-Antarctic territory will be declared a Marine Protected Area.
Apr. 16, 2013 — In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.
Luanda — In an important move to promote sustainable development across its national territory, the Government of Angola will step up its efforts to protect a vast natural area along the Atlantic coast.
YORK, England, April 10 (UPI) -- Protected wildlife areas in Britain are proving to be "welcome mats" for new bird species colonizing the country in recent decades, experts say.
The government is stalling on the creation of a network of zones to protect the UK's seas and wildlife, MPs have warned
The UK's nature reserves act as 'ecological welcome mats' to new species, according to scientists.
The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Mrs BEE Molewa, MP, has declared the Prince Edward Islands, a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
On April 3, 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and a team of colleagues from around the world published a scientific paper called “A General Business Model for Marine Reserves” in the journal PLoS ONE.
Last year the Australian Government unveiled plans for marine protected areas girding the continent. The plans became official in November. Parliament approval is expected shortly.
A new conservation tool could ensure the location of marine protected areas is fair to everyone who fishes, say researchers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Much of Florida's space coast is being declared "critical habitat" to protect the threatened loggerhead sea turtle, federal wildlife officials said.
A new study on the dispersal of fish larvae has reignited a debate on the science behind marine parks.
NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. environmentalists are applauding Argentina's decision to create two coastal protection areas for sea lions, penguins, dolphins and other sea life.
When Australia unveiled a groundbreaking network of marine reserves to gird the continent last year, praise rained down from conservationists.
Numerous species of rosewood and ebony from Madagascar, Latin America, and Southeast Asia were granted protection today at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand. The ruling comes one day after CITES granted the first protections ever to sharks a ...
Deforestation is less likely to occur in areas of the Amazon rainforest that have been placed under strict protection than those that allow for controlled resource extraction, according to a new study published Monday in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc ...
Nearly half of Africa's wild lions are facing extinction in 20 to 40 years unless urgent conservation measures are put in place, a report suggests.
Many parks and protected areas around the world are being assailed by poachers and encroachers, but a new study suggests scientific research in the parks helps to reduce such threats.
While vast areas of wildlife habitat have been set aside in protected areas in recent decades, many reserves continue to suffer from illegal encroachment, logging, mining, and poaching.
Cambodia, the first Asian nation to join the IUCN in 1958 is also a significant signatory to the United Nations global Convention on Biological Diversity mandating that member nations draw up sustainable Biodiversity Action Plans.
Protection of beetle habitats in Cameroon and regulation over their collection and trade could help lift rural communities out of poverty while conserving relic forest patches in the region, a new study says
The Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in its meeting from October 23 to November 1, 2012, failed to deliver any agreement on marine protected areas (MPAs) for Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. CCAMLR, made up of 24 countries and the European Union, had been con ...
Environmental protection of B.C.'s landscapes is fragmented, inconsistent and falls woefully short of what scientists say is needed to conserve species biodiversity, according to a comprehensive land-use review released Thursday by environmentalists
Canada’s territory includes the world’s longest coastline, bordering three oceans and the Great Lakes, and covers more than 5.8 million square kilometres of marine area inhabited by an astonishing diversity of fish species, mammals and plant life
JAKARTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Some Indonesian island communities have found an important balance between social well-being and reduced impacts on marine biodiversity, scientists say.
Wild African elephants prefer to live in safer, protected areas and become stressed when they leave them.
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park to protect a population of 125,000 western lowland gorillas, a U.S. conservation group says.
The locals said it could not be done. It was 1999, and the hardheaded ecologist J. Michael Fay was determined to tromp across 2,000 miles of the Congo Basin.
A bid to protect hundreds of kilometers of Sussex countryside has been launched. Conservationists, politicians and campaigners joined up to kick-start the Brighton and Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership. The group wants to get the area between the River Adur and the River Ouse designated ...
NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Latin America's largest land mammal, the tapir, is thriving in a network of remote national parks spanning the Peru-Bolivia border, conservationists report.
Living beside a tiger reserve: scientists study compensation for human-wildlife conflict in India
Officials in Nepal have said they will now have to put a cap on the growth of wildlife including endangered species like tigers and rhinos.
A new report from an environmental group says the federal government is moving too slowly in setting aside marine areas for environmental protection.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Yaks on the high Tibetan plateau, over-hunted almost to extinction, are making a comeback with a recent count finding nearly 1,000 of them, researchers say
Jan. 16, 2013 — As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards.
The struggle to safeguard wild lands and species doesn't end when a park or protected area is created.
Colombia may more than double the size of the remote and poorly-known Chiribiquete National Park to make it the biggest protected area in the Colombian Amazon, reports El Espectador.
The administration of President Barack Obama plans to more than double the size of two marine sanctuaries off the northern California coast to guard the near pristine waters from oil drilling in a move that sidesteps potential hurdles in Congress, federal officials said on Thursday.
A major bear rescue sanctuary in Vietnam is facing eviction from one of the country's national parks.
Argentina is creating protected marine areas at a rate of knots. In the last 10 years, the preservation of saltwater areas has expanded, and for the first time an Atlantic ocean zone is being added to the list.
The Cook Islands has approved a shark sanctuary in its waters, making for the largest such sanctuary in the world.
Campaigners dismayed that ministers rejected advice to create 127 zones, which are intended to protect ocean floors
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 13 2012 (IPS) - Argentina is creating protected marine areas at a rate of knots. In the last 10 years, the preservation of saltwater areas has expanded, and for the first time an Atlantic ocean zone is being added to the list.