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.
MAHABUBNAGAR, India, Mar 4 2015 (IPS) - Jawadi Vimalamma, 36, looks admiringly at her cell phone. It’s a simple device that can only be used to send or receive a call or a text message.
Australia needs to consider allowing healthy koalas to be euthanised in order to control numbers in overpopulated areas, where the animals risk dying painfully from starvation, a koala expert says.
The ongoing loss of biodiversity in Africa is driven by a combination of human-induced factors, including a rising demand for and consumption of natural resources and pollution created by urbanization and industrialization.
The Atlas contains detailed mapping of how strategic interventions and innovations are improving the food security and livelihoods of mountain communities in different parts of Africa.
European Union member states have changed a European Commission proposal for climate action to 2030, highlighting uncertainty over the role of forests.
3 March 2015, Rome - The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) today launched the Bushmeat Sourcebook, an online resource, on the occasion of the second World Wildlife Day.
The implications of the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol for trade, development and intellectual property was discussed with Ecuadorian parliamentarians, government officials and other users and providers of biological resources and related traditional knowledge.
The Mediterranean Sea is among the world’s great environmental jewels. The sea is highly saline, almost entirely enclosed by land and contains immense biodiversity.
Scientists from the universities of Granada and Warwick have published an article in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), in which they suggest one possible answer for the enigma of stability in complex ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest or coral reefs.
Coffee is the biggest cash crop propping up the hard-pressed economy of Central America and provides the only livelihood for millions of growers on tiny land holdings. But rising temperatures and extreme weather events have been taking their toll.
STANFORD, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- According to a new study, California's historic drought was caused primarily by climate change.
3 March 2015 – Illegal wildlife trade undermines rule of law, degrades ecosystems and severely hampers the efforts of rural communities striving to sustainably manage their natural resources, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the United Nations marked World Wildlife Day.
Munching insects may halve the anticipated increase in forest land's ability to act as a carbon sink.
Around half of Europe’s rivers and lakes are still polluted, a major environmental review has found, despite a 15-year-old target to restore all the continent’s waters to good ecological health by 2015.
Drought linked to rising greenhouse-gas emissions helped to drive unrest in 2011, study finds.
BONN, Mar 1 2015 (IPS) - It is no exaggeration to say that we are facing a “wildlife crisis”, and it is a crisis exacerbated by human activities, not least criminal ones.
World Wildlife Day aims to draw international attention to the problem of wildlife crime. Despite increased efforts to protect wildlife, poaching and illegal hunting are on the rise. Conservation expert Bradnee Chambers tells DW why wildlife crime needs to be taken more seriously.
The EU has declared war on plastic bags. But it will take more than symbolic gestures to save the environment.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
(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.
Reports of elephants and rhino being massacred for their tusks or horns due to demand in Asia often make the headlines.
A new report published today shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years.
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The warming ocean has researchers worried large swaths of corals could suffer bleaching events, jeopardizing their health and the rich biodiversity that depends on them. But not all corals in warm water reefs are affected equally.