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#99066
2014-05-14

"Simmering conflict": the delicate balancing act of protecting India's wilderness

The Western Ghats of southern India, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, is a 1600-kilometer (1000-mile) mountain chain that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian subcontinent.

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#98086
2014-03-21

$10m plan to save world's rarest gorilla

Five-year conservation project could revive the population of Cross River gorilla in their only remaining habitat in Africa

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#100724
2014-09-02

'A global tragedy' in the making? Thailand plans highway expansion through World Heritage Site

Spanning 230 kilometers (143 miles) and comprising more than half a million hectares westward from the Cambodian border lies Dong-Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY-FC), the largest tract of surviving forest in central Thailand.

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#100132
2014-07-23

'A high price to pay': new Indonesian peatland regulation may do more harm than good

Inches away from being passed, a new regulation on peatlands management in Indonesia is drawing protests from civil societies that claim it may increase land tenure conflicts among local people.

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#101377
2014-10-10

'A remarkable conservation achievement': Ecuador reserve expands as forest disappear

A strip of rainforest running along the northwestern Ecuadorian coast and up through Colombia is one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

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#99495
2014-06-05

'Alternate vision' sought on climate

Four hundred legislators from 66 countries are taking part in a summit billed as offering a "new vision for an international climate agreement".

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#101105
2014-09-26

'Ambition, transformation' needed in climate talks

The one-day United Nations Climate Summit wrapped up in New York. They were held to lead up to meetings in Lima and Paris.

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#99262
2014-05-23

'Bush tiger' praying mantis discovered in Rwanda

"The new species is amazing because the fairly small female prowls through the underbrush searching for prey while the male flies and appears to live higher in the vegetation," explained researcher Riley Tedrow.

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#100813
2014-09-09

'Canary in the cornfield': monarch butterfly may get threatened species status

Monarch butterflies were once a common sight throughout the North American heartland. In Mexico, where they overwinter, single trees would often be covered in thousands. But declines in milkweed – their caterpillars’ only source of food – have led to a 90 percent decline in monarch numbers. Now, ...

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#97180
2014-01-24

'Climate change key challenge for sustainable development in region'

WASHINGTON, USA – As the Caribbean grapples with the devastating effects of climate change, the World Bank has warned that the phenomenon is a "challenge" for sustainable development in developing countries, including the region.

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#98879
2014-05-01

'Climate refugee' claim rejected

Stopping climate change damage in the Pacific is near impossible, yet countries remain reluctant to pick up the tab, or accept climate change refugees. The case of Iaone Teitiota from Kiribati highlights the issue.

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#98466
2014-04-10

'Do not kill sharks': Australian survey result undermines world's biggest cull

As western state slaughters sharks for perceived threat, Sydney Aquarium visitor survey finds 87% saying the predators should not be killed, and 69% backing human safety through education

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#100723
2014-09-02

'Dredge spoil will speed decline of Great Barrier Reef'

Australia's iconic reef is under threat from pollution and climate change. Jon Day, recently resigned as the reef's Director of Heritage Conservation. He told DW that plans to dump spoil will put the reef at risk.

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#98102
2014-03-24

'Extreme' weather events of 2013 points to human-induced climate change: UN

NEW YORK, USA ---- To mark World Water Day, the United Nations is highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development and the eradication of poverty worldwide, and calling for strong measures to ensure their efficient and equitable use.

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#96492
2013-11-26

'Forgotten' African ape at risk from habitat loss, poaching

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An all but forgotten species of ape is threatened by human activity and habitat loss, an assessment by U.S., African and European wildlife researchers found.

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#99655
2014-06-13

'Fossil fuel industry should pay for climate damage'

Big fossil fuel companies should compensate poor countries for loss and damage caused by climate change, according to the NGO Climate Justice.

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#99537
2014-06-06

'Glass is half full' for sustainable development in Asia: Experts

Environment ministers and experts at the Clean Enviro Summit Singapore agreed that despite the daunting prospect of explosive urban growth in Asia over the next few decades, there are many opportunities to chart a sustainable path ahead.

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#98530
2014-04-14

'High speed mitigation train needs to leave the station,' concludes long-awaited UN climate report

13 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier today in Berlin and urged all countries “to act swiftly and boldly” to reach a “global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015.”

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#99837
2014-06-25

'Hope springs eternal': the anniversary of the death of Lonesome George

Conservation efforts succeed with Galapagos tortoise, half of all turtle species worldwide remain threatened

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#100541
2014-08-20

'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs'

A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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#99867
2014-06-26

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, home to one of the world's rarest and most valuable collections of marine species.

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#99417
2014-06-02

'Incredible population' of crayfish near roundabout

A major roadworks scheme is being further delayed because of the discovery of an "incredible population" of rare native crayfish.

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#100583
2014-08-25

'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists

A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland.

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#101417
2014-10-14

'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.

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#96404
2013-11-20

'Loss and damage' re-opens old wounds at climate talks

UN climate negotiations are bogged down in a dispute over who will take legal responsibility for the loss and damage caused by climate change.

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#96149
2013-10-30

'Lost' bird rediscovered in New Caledonia along with 16 potentially new species.

In early 2011, Conservation International (CI) dubbed the forests of New Caledonia the second-most imperiled in the world after those on mainland Southeast Asia. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1029-hance-rap-new-caledonia.html#PEGyDghZ2hiutj5h.99

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#100087
2014-07-17

'Merkel might come back as a climate leader'

This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went.

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#98537
2014-04-14

'Million Orchid' project to revive native Florida flowers

(Reuters) - Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to tens of thousands of just-germinated orchids tucked in glass bottles.

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#100460
2014-08-14

'Natural Reserves' no more: illegal colonists deforest huge portions of Nicaraguan protected areas

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.

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#99829
2014-06-25

'New mammal species' found in PNG by Australian scientists on crowd-funded expedition

One of Australia's first crowd-funded scientific expeditions may have uncovered several new species of mammal in Papua New Guinea.

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#96660
2013-12-11

'No case' to water down CO2 targets, chancellor told

The government will break the law if it waters down its plans to reduce greenhouse gases, its advisers say.

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#99237
2014-05-22

'No future for a prosperous planet without a healthy environment'

Marco Lambertini is the new director general of WWF International. DW spoke to him about his plans for the world’s largest independent conservation organization, active in over 100 countries.

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#100315
2014-07-31

'Octomom' sets gestation record

A deep-sea octopus has set a record for endurance, brooding her eggs for 53 months — longer than any other known species, researchers reported on 30 July in PLoS ONE1.

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#96071
2013-10-24

'Overfishing is a problem across the EU'

The European Parliament has voted against new subsidies for the fishing industry, opting to deliver funds to conservation research and the protection of fish stocks instead. Nina Wolf from OCEAN2012 is happy at the news.

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#96517
2013-11-28

'People are dying as a result of climate change'

The case of Ioane Teitiota, the first person to ever apply for refugee status due to climate change, has been rejected. His lawyer Dr. Michael Kidd says industrialized nations have to take responsibility.

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#101457
2014-10-16

'Private sector's role crucial for biodiversity'

The private sector should increase its role in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the environment minister of Malta said Thursday during an environmental conference held in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.

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#99493
2014-06-05

'Raise your voice, not the sea level,' urges UN on World Environment Day

5 June 2014 – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea- ...

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#99528
2014-06-06

'Raise your voice, not the sea level,' urges UN on World Environment Day

5 June 2014 – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea- ...

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#99006
2014-05-09

'Rock Snot' Has Been Native to Much of the World for Thousands of Years

A type of freshwater algae, known as "rock snot," that infiltrates river bottoms and clumps on rocks is not an invasive species introduced into waterways by humans, a new study finds.

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#96620
2013-12-09

'Shocking' decline of UK countryside birds revealed

Wide-ranging study of bird populations since 1995 shows grim picture for willow tit, cuckoo, lapwing and many others

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#97963
2014-03-13

'Shocking' scale of pangolin smuggling revealed

Official records show that pangolins are being illegally traded on a "shocking" scale, according to a report.

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#96447
2013-11-25

'Signature' achievement on forests at UN climate talks

Nations meeting in Warsaw at UN talks have agreed a significant step forward towards curbing emissions from deforestation.

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#100064
2014-07-16

'Stop using the bloody things': pesticides linked to bee collapse now blamed for bird declines

In recent years the evidence has piled up that neonicotinoids—a hugely popular group of pesticide—may be at least partly responsible for ongoing bee and pollinator collapse. But new research in the journal Nature find that these pesticides could also be taking a heavy toll on other species, in t ...

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#98919
2014-05-05

'The race is on, it's time to lead', UN chief tells Abu Dhabi climate change event

4 May 2014 – From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging stakeholders gathered in Abu Dhabi to consi ...

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#96892
2014-01-06

'They justify bigness:' rewilding the ancestor of the llama in Chile

Local extinctions have occurred across a variety of habitats on every continent, affecting a gamut of species from large predators such as the wolves of North America, to tiny amphibians like the Kihansi spray toad of Tanzania.

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#99324
2014-05-27

'Time running out' to stop rising CO2 levels as average hits new high, UN reports

26 May 2014 – Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have crossed a new threshold, the United Nation's weather agency today confirmed, warning that time is running out to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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#101083
2014-09-25

'Unprecedented' climate summit leads to bold pledges

After 11 gruelling hours of announcements, pledges and promises, there was a clear sense in the New York headquarters of the United Nations that the wheels on the climate change bus had been set in motion.

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#100860
2014-09-11

'We are running out of time': CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere surprise scientists

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made the biggest jump last year since 1984, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, raising alarm bells about society's inaction on curbing global warming.

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#96400
2013-11-20

'We will not give up!’

MEMBERS of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Iguana Specialist Group (ISG), which met in the island last week, are resolute that they will not abandon hope that Goat Islands will be the final habitat for the Jamaican iguana.

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#101589
2014-10-22

'We will succeed in these negotiations'

Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells DW what he hopes to achieve at the COP20 this December. Representatives from most of the world's countries will gather in Lima to discuss climate change challenges.

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