Countries across the world created some of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) last year, some spanning hundreds of thousands of square miles.
New research by University of Arkansas biologists suggests that supplementing the numbers of a threatened species with individuals from other locations might not be as effective for some species as previously thought.
Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of B.C.
The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life.
U.S. ecologist Gretchen Daily is working with the Chinese government to rethink its network of national parks and protected areas.
BEIJING—China’s nature reserves are woefully inadequate at protecting biodiversity, a 12-year study of turtle poaching in dozens of conservation areas has found.
The Amazon is less pristine wilderness than domesticated diversity, a new study finds. That makes the region a cultural artifact, the study's authors suggest – and may provide a roadmap for conservation.
African Parks, a South Africa-based organization that manages six million hectares across ten protected areas in seven African nations, will receive $65 million from the Wyss Foundation to bolster conservation efforts in Rwanda, Malawi, and beyond.
CHINA plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than America’s Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards.
Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to a new report led by Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization.
Federal and provincial governments are being urged to increase protection for the boreal forest and its imperilled woodland caribou herds from resource-company activity, as environment ministers prepare to meet in Ottawa this week to devise plans for greater conservation efforts.
Hundreds of families from 44 tribal villages have been asked to leave their homes to ensure the security of a local tiger habitat
The federal government was expected to announce a 2,000-square-kilometre marine conservation area off the coast of British Columbia on Thursday – a measure that has already received mixed reaction from industry and environmentalists.
The world is changing too fast for nature to keep up. Conservation scholars, including those at Stanford, agree that strategies need to evolve to consider not only how ecosystems operated in past decades and centuries, but also thousands and millions of years ago.
A cactus flower blooming next to a lush fig tree, a desert tortoise resting beneath an elegant trogon perched in a mesquite: I first encountered these strange bedfellows when I visited the forest near Alamos in Sonora, Mexico, during the summer monsoon.
A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence.
China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog.
Scientists tracked hundreds of reef sharks to find that massive marine refuges can work—with one caveat
On the trail of a conservation group conducting a wildlife monitoring survey, we stop the 4×4 on the road and walk along the red earth to check on camera traps.
President Obama used his executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his tenure. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in National Marine Monuments in his last year in office.
The idea of specific areas of ocean set aside as “protected” zone, officially Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was to protect marine biodiversity in a safe area.
They’re back. Scimitar-horned oryx have been reintroduced to the wild after a two-decade absence and are flourishing in their old stomping grounds.
Russia is celebrating the centennial of its system of nature protection—including reserves so strict that few people have ever visited them.
Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.
A global map of areas without roads shows large tracts of wilderness remain unprotected.
Coordinated efforts by stakeholders to protect Indonesia’s Leuser ecosystem are becoming more crucial to help save the heritage site and its endangered species, a United States-based environmental organization has suggested.
The new Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve will cover more than 5.7 million hectares
The federal government is proposing to designate the waters around the Scott Islands, a vital haven for seabirds off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, as a marine national wildlife area. The designation, which would put commercial fishing practices under scrutiny, would help Canada meet its ...
A rich breeding ground for marine mammals, Arctic char and other aquatic species that are vital to Inuvialuit people living along the Beaufort Sea has been named Canada’s newest marine protected area.
Sabah’s government is planning to turn almost a third of the state’s forests into totally protected areas. The total of gazetted areas where no logging or encroachment will be allowed will account for 30% of the state’s land mass. It’s definitely a welcome development, yes, but it could take a d ...
Protected areas (PA) are important for large animals, including top predators like tiger, and should not be degazetted, a new study has said. The study, based on transect surveys across four independent sites in the Kameng Protected Area Complex in Arunachal Pradesh, also advocates the significa ...
Pelicans, flamingos, monkeys and even hyenas are under threat in Senegal along with the livelihoods of the local people as thick clusters of mangroves are disappearing.
140 sq km area in Bejjur forest likely to be declared as a Protected Area for Indian vulture
The boundaries of Odzala-Kokoua National Park contain some of the best-preserved old-growth rainforest in the Republic of Congo. Its terrain varies from hills rising to 350 meters (1,148 feet) to dense low-lying jungles to more than a hundred bais or clearings in the forest – popular hangouts fo ...
The new marine protected area, expected to come into force in December 2017, will set out to protect some 1.55 million square kilometers (~600,000 square miles) of the Ross Sea around Antarctica — an area more than the size of France, Germany and Spain combined.
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area (MPA).
On Friday (28.10.), 24 countries including Russia, China, the United States and members of the European Union agreed to create the world's largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea.
Grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains are probably a bit lonely. .
Today, 24 countries and the European Union have agreed on the world’s largest ocean protection plan, for the Ross Sea off Antarctica.
Conservation groups dismayed as Japan and other pro-whaling nations vote against plans for a protected area for whales, dolphins and porpoises
Brazil houses nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest and one-third of all the tropical forest left on the planet — forest that represents 30 percent of the solution to climate change.
Developing the confidence of local communities and a BirdLife Partner to work together to protect their environment has brought encouraging changes for nature and people.
MIRI: The RM8 million Petronas-Sarawak Forestry Eco-Marine Conservation project at Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park in northern Sarawak will be a shot in the arm for tourism and the fishing community in Miri.
MBARARA, UGANDA - President Yoweri Museveni has asked local governments bordering national parks to support conservation agencies such as Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA).
Antarctica's surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales.
The first and only fully-protected marine reserve in Scotland is proving highly beneficial for marine conservation and fisheries, with lobsters more than doubling in numbers and increasing in size.
The probability of survival of the big cats in protected areas even as big as 540 square km is barely 40%, and almost 85% of their protected areas in tropical dry forests are smaller
Shifting mindsets have allowed people living around Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta – and visitors – to get the most of its lush, life-giving environment
Marine protected areas in national waters have proven successful in helping depleted fish stocks to recover
An area that includes the islands of San Félix and San Ambrosio — also known as the Desventuradas — is now officially protected.