As part of efforts to mitigate the threat of invasive alien species in the Caribbean, the Government has allocated some $41 million to the project.
From tiger mosquitoes to ragweed, more than 10,000 invasive species are putting increasing pressure on the natural world
PLAYERS FROM Jamaica's conservation sector have come out against the inclusion of Manatee Bay in St Catherine among the likely areas for development, as Government opens applications for integrated resort developments (IRDs), which are intended to grow the hotel sector.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 16 (UPI) -- Invasive "crazy ants" displacing native fire ants across the southeastern United States could have dramatic effects on the region's ecosystem, researchers say
More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.
The UK's only known resident population of killer whales is at risk of becoming extinct, marine life experts fear.
CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Fishing nets left or lost by fishermen, known as "ghost nets," are threatening wildlife -- especially sea turtles -- in the sea off Australia, scientists say.
NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say climate modeling predicts a much greener arctic in the coming decades with more trees and shrubs because of global warming.
Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.
A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.
Kota Kinabalu: The licensed tourist guides have been advised to update themselves on existing and latest tourism products in Sabah so as to enhance their knowledge and quality.
PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- NASA says satellite data shows the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month locked in what some call a neutral, or "La Nada" state.
Researchers sequenced the genome of the coelacanth: a deep-sea fish that closely resembles its ancestors, which lived at least 300 million years ago.
Dec. 16, 2012 — Intense but small-scale polar storms could make a big difference to climate predictions, according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Massachusetts.
Ecologists have urged government action to tackle the 'alarming' crisis of 'biodiversity destruction' in Spain as data reveals that the country is the most vulnerable in Europe.
The government has announced that it will not sell off publicly owned forests in England.
Team of scientists use radiometric dating techniques on Russian cave formations to measure historic melting rates
Alien invasive plants that strangle out South Africa’s natural flora have been the target of teams of weed controllers for exactly one century this year.
National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013. Here is a selection of photographs published by the magazine and the stories behind them
Two Latin American companies have won the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge, a competition that aims to highlight and support for-profit entities that have a positive impact on conserving tropical forests.
Thirty sub-Saharan African countries appear to have accelerated progress towards meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs) over the past three years, according to analysis from anti-poverty group ONE, which aims to up-end perceptions of the region as wholly off track.
The London Zoo recently put out a call to collectors that doubled as the animal version of a personals ad. The zoo was looking for females of the Mangarahara cichlid, a species of fish so rare that none are thought to exist in the wild, and one that is in critical danger of going extinct entirel ...
At least 60 big cats have been killed within national protected areas in Brazil during the past two years according to a recent survey published in mongabay.com's open access journal Tropical Conservation Science (TCS).
In big cities around the world, from China to Afghanistan, authorities are still fighting the battle against smog. This, despite the fact that 60 years ago, Londoners suffered from a dramatic air pollution event.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- One of the world's oldest wild birds, believed to be at least 62 years old, has successfully hatched a chick on Midway Island, scientists said.
NEW YORK – Of all major world regions, Europe has worked the hardest to implement policies aimed at countering human-caused climate change. Yet the cornerstone of Europe’s approach – a continent-wide emissions trading system for the greenhouse gases that cause climate change – is in trouble.
June 12, 2013 — Passiflora is a genus of beautiful plants commonly known as the passion flowers or passion vines.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30 2013 (IPS) - Nearly 22 percent of professionally managed assets around the world can be considered sustainable or responsible, according to a finance industry assessment, the first comprehensive look at the subject.
Animals with backbones (vertebrates) make up only 4% of the species on our planet. Yet when you walk into a natural history museum, they’re all you see.
Feb. 25, 2013 — A researcher at the UPM is collaborating in the characterization of genetic resource of the tree tomato to enhance its cultivation and commercialization in Andean and Mediterranean countries.
DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 8 2013 (IPS) - Avelina Elias Mkenda, a 52-year-old small-scale farmer in the Mbarali district of Tanzania’s southwestern Mbeya region, can sense a change in her environment.
Feb. 18, 2013 — A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis.
The world is sitting on a consumption time bomb -- more consumers, higher consumption, and more material intensity, coupled with diminishing supplies of natural capital, add up to a planet that is dangerously overspent and veering towards ecological bankruptcy in the not-too-distant future. Chin ...
Of all major world regions, Europe has worked the hardest to implement policies aimed at countering human-caused climate change.
“Efforts to end poverty have to go hand-in-hand with sustainable development. Otherwise we will simply not be successful. This is why today’s Communication proposes a single coherent framework to offer a decent life for all by 2030.”
A recent survey of the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department has pointed out that the deadly weed Lantana, called Phool Lakri in local parlance, has affected the mountain bio-diversity in more than 1,800 sq km of forest lands in the State.
The ever-growing human demand for resources is putting tremendous pressure on biodiversity — threatening the continued provision of ecosystem services, health and wellness of human beings.
The World Wetlands Day (WWD) was observed sporadically across India on February 2 and yet many of us are not aware about the richness and necessity of wetlands in our lives. While wetlands are nature’s water storage and water purification zones, they are also a paradise for wildlife, fishing, an ...
BARKING deer, unicorn-like creatures, and shy, forest-dwelling oxen weighing as much as a small car... The bizarre menagerie reads like something out of The Lord of the Rings, yet each of these animals was either recently discovered or may still reside in Vietnam's forests.
A new species of owl discovered in Lombok, Indonesia, has been formally described by scientists.
Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) and the local community in West Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) are striving to survive amid the limitations and poverty plaguing the area.
Reptiles have inhabited our planet for more than 250 million years, and are adapted to almost every part of it. Yet when it comes to conservation action, reptiles all over the world have been overlooked in favour of more charismatic animals.
Humanity has a second chance to stop dangerous climate change. Temperature data from the last decade offers an unexpected opportunity to stay below the agreed international target of 2 °C of global warming.
A grand vision for the future of biodiversity research puts technological innovation at its heart, and calls for greater openness in data sharing, standardisation and citizen science.
Higher and still higher the road to Kodachadri rises through a landscape scorched by an uncharacteristically early onslaught of summer.
Sustainable tourism requires regional collaboration, according to a joint communiqué issued by agencies involved
The African Centre for Biosafety is deeply concerned by the news that the South African GMO authorities have permitted over 25,000 tons of GM maize to be exported to Zimbabwe.
The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing nearly $4.5 million to help conserve one of the world’s most critical but threatened forest areas in the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.
Hyderabad: Green cover is dwindling rapidly in the state, and Hyderabad is the worst hit when compared to other cities, according to data released by the Forest Survey of India and the AP Forest department.
Asia Pulp & Paper has announced that it has not breached its deforestation policy following WWF allegations