Current estimates of the number of cheetahs in the wild are 'guesswork', say the authors of a new study that finds that the population in the cheetah stronghold of Maasai Mara, Kenya, is lower than previously thought.
Three species of shark, tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef, all use deeper coral reefs in the Virgin Islands, but only lemon shark presence was associated with seasonal grouper spawning aggregations, according to a new study.
The name’s bondia, Jamesbodia. Scientists have named a new subgenus of Caribbean plants Jamesbondia.
The twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-20) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 30 April 2016 with the adoption of a number of key recommendations that provide the scientific basis for enhanced implemen ...
2 May 2016 – As African leaders soundly rejected “those who think our natural heritage can be sold for money,” senior United Nations officials expressed support for Kenyan-led efforts to end illegal wildlife trade during a weekend ceremony in Nairobi where tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horn ...
British industry is to lead the construction of a satellite that will weigh all the world's trees.
How species genetically adapt to their environment is a central question related to the evolution of biodiversity. In a new study scientists at Uppsala University and their colleagues report that whole genome sequencing of Atlantic and Baltic herring revealed hundreds of loci underlying adaptati ...
The northern white rhinoceros is a species waiting for extinction. Its three remaining individuals, kept in a well-guarded Kenyan conservation park, cannot breed naturally. A 15-year-old female named Fatu could be the last of a creature that once roamed central African savannahs by the thousands.
Tropidurus is a ubiquitous genus of lizard endemic to South America, and now there are three new species amongst its ranks.
A landmark decision by Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen could see almost a million hectares of forest reclassified as protected areas in a country with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world.
Britain’s threatened birds including kingfishers, bitterns and Cetti warblers find a refuge in Woodberry Wetlands, once a barren wasteland
A veteran Mexican diplomat has been chosen to head the United Nations’ newly upgraded climate office, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced in a letter to France’s environment minister.
2 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of devising creative and coherent approaches in linking the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development as world leaders continue to work towards successfully implementing the U ...
It’s the saddest truism in wildlife conservation: When politicians announce that they are setting aside precious habitat “in perpetuity,” what they really mean is until somebody else wants the land.
Kampala — A cross section of farmers and national legislators want the outgoing Parliament to quickly pass the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012 before their term ends this month.
If you give women a voice in the management of forests and fisheries, you get better outcomes for both people and nature.
Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/DA/UN/mw/85642 (2016-055)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, Biosafety Clearing-House National Focal Points and Relevant Organizations
The first meeting of the new Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will open today, focusing on increasing efforts related to strengthening the review process and enhance on-the-ground implementation at global, national, sub-national and local ...
To help African countries protect their wildlife, UNDP jointly with partners is beginning to programme USD 60 million to support frontline conservation efforts.
Billbugs are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article sheds light on how to manage this damaging insect.
A veterinary drug blamed for driving vultures to the brink of extinction on the Indian subcontinent could cause thousands of bird deaths now that it is being used in Spain.