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#109715
2016-08-25

Transforming Conservation in China with ‘Land Trust Reserves’

In 2012 in China, the 27,325-acre Laohegou Land Trust Reserve, was designed to link several existing reserves in Sichuan’s Pingwu County—home to golden snub-nosed monkeys, Asian golden cats and the highest density of endangered giant pandas in the world.

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#109679
2016-08-23

The problem of preserving India’s forests

As tourists continue to pursue animal sightings, are other types of conservation being overlooked?

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#109663
2016-08-22

National parks must be for people, plants, pumas - not Big Oil

Huge swathe of new “protected natural area” in Peru’s Amazon is included within an oil and gas concession run by Canadian company

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#109337
2016-07-27

Indonesia declares national park in top palm oil-producing province

A wildlife reserve and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra were declared the country’s newest national park on Friday, part of the festivities for World Environment Day.

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#109341
2016-07-27

The Emerging Role of Asia in Wildlife Conservation Practice

The practice of solving conservation problems for wildlife has presented more and varied challenges for researchers and practitioners in Asia, especially over the last quarter century. While human populations have grown, lands available for wildlife have steadily decreased and habitats have been ...

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#109263
2016-07-25

Campaigners seek to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to parts of Britain

Charity begins local consultation on plan to introduce 10 Eurasian lynxes back into wild in north of England and southern Scotland

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#109265
2016-07-25

Tun Mustapha Park, 12 times the size of S'pore, will play key role in ecotourism, conservation

KUDAT (Sabah) • Malaysia has launched its biggest marine protected area off Sabah, known for its teeming biodiversity and home to endangered dugongs and green turtles.

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#109165
2016-07-14

Open for comment: Darnley Bay marine protected area closer to reality

The federal government is inviting the public to comment on a plan to create a marine protected area north of Paulatuk, N.W.T. — an area almost half the size of Prince Edward Island.

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#109130
2016-07-11

New railway threatens Nairobi’s unique urban wildlife park

The rhinoceros stands in the tall grass, as oblivious to our vehicle as he is to the soaring city skyline just a few kilometres away. I am on a mini-safari to Nairobi National Park, the only nature reserve in the world within the boundaries of a capital city.

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#109065
2016-06-30

Malta’s first marine Special Protection Areas announced

Good news for endangered Maltese seabirds! The national government has given Malta its first eight marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs) specifically for birds.

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#109009
2016-06-27

Cambodia declares first-ever marine protected area

Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved the country’s first-ever marine protected area in the waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago.

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#108927
2016-06-17

Controversial park plans in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve

You hear them before you see them. It’s a frog-like croaking, coming from the treetops below as the sky begins to fill with light. The jungle goes on for as far as the eye can see from up here at the top of El Tigre, a temple in the ancient Mayan city of Mirador.

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#108896
2016-06-15

Private conservation area in northern Peru will protect 30 percent of region’s montane forests

Nature and Culture International (NCI) has announced the creation of a 66,954-acre protected area in northern Peru, the Chicuate Chinguelas Private Conservation Area.

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#108898
2016-06-15

Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?

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#108878
2016-06-10

Russia dragging heels on creation of Antarctic conservation zone

A major diplomatic effort is under way to persuade Russia to agree to a conservation zone in the Ross Sea, a stretch of water in Antarctica that is home to large populations of whales and penguins as well as dozens of species of fish.

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#108868
2016-06-09

Inuit supporting Nunavut marine park applaud Shell’s oil-lease donation

Following Shell Canada’s announcement to voluntarily surrender its rights to a swath of exploratory oil-gas permits near Lancaster Sound June 8, Nunavummiut were quick to applaud the gesture which clears the way for an expanded national marine conservation park in one of the Arctic’s most precio ...

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#108812
2016-06-03

Peru: Over 1.8 million tourists to visit natural protected areas in 2016

Lima, Jun. 2. Peru's well-preserved natural protected areas have enabled the country to exceed expectations on sustainable tourism, the State-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp) announced.

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#108772
2016-06-01

Cambodia declares new national park, plans to reintroduce tigers

Over the past 15 years, Cambodia has lost enough tree cover to fill the U.S. state of Connecticut as forests are logged and agroindustries clear land for rubber and other commodity plantations.

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#108774
2016-06-01

Elephants could vanish from one of Africa's key reserves within six years

Elephant populations in Tanzania’s Selous national park could collapse unless poaching and mining are urgently controlled, say WWF

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#108785
2016-06-01

North America far off from ocean preservation targets, report finds

Mexico, Canada and US collaborate on report that concludes the three nations will have to dramatically ramp up efforts to reach 10% protection goal

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#108712
2016-05-30

Malaysia just established a one million hectare marine park

Malaysia has just established the biggest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the country. The Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) occupies 1m hectares (2.47m acres) of seascape off the northern tip of Sabah province in Borneo, a region containing the second largest concentration of coral reefs in Malaysia as we ...

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#108643
2016-05-18

Tanzania: Livestock From Kenya, Uganda Ordered Out

Arusha — More than five million livestock that found their way into Tanzania should be sent back to either Kenya or Uganda where they are reported to come from before June 15, the government has ordered.

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#108615
2016-05-16

Glowing review of Indigenous protected areas leaves sector proud but perplexed

Report commissioned by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet should have been ‘free kick for Coalition’ but was published without announcement

News Headlines
#108496
2016-05-06

Funding a global nature reserve network

When conservation scientists look around the world at the state of wild ecosystems, what they see is tragedy. In much of the world, remaining natural ecosystems are being degraded and destroyed.

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#108486
2016-05-05

How safe does protected status keep the world's national parks?

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.

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#108460
2016-05-03

Cambodia declares protected area in hotly contested Prey Lang forest

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.

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#108461
2016-05-03

David Attenborough unveils UK's newest nature reserve in east London

Britain’s threatened birds including kingfishers, bitterns and Cetti warblers find a refuge in Woodberry Wetlands, once a barren wasteland

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#108465
2016-05-03

How Nations Are Chipping Away at Their Protected Lands

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.

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#108438
2016-05-02

UNDP to Intensify Frontline Wildlife Conservation Efforts in Africa

To help African countries protect their wildlife, UNDP jointly with partners is beginning to programme USD 60 million to support frontline conservation efforts.

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#108425
2016-04-29

European Commission urges Spain to protect Doñana World Heritage site

Spain must end the overuse of underground water that is deteriorating the natural habitats of Doñana National Park, the European Commission has warned this week.

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#108431
2016-04-29

Dolphins, seabirds and turtles get eight new protected sites

Turtles, seabirds and dolphins who make Maltese territorial waters their home are to be further protected thanks to the creation of eight new marine protected areas.

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#108407
2016-04-27

Has big conservation gone astray?

A few months after I began working full time as an environmental journalist in 2009, I found myself in Malaysian Borneo. I spent a day with a small group of conservationists and officials driving through a seemingly endless expanse of oil palm before coming to the lower Kinabatangan River.

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#108164
2016-04-15

Mongolia to Create New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

Mongolia's Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards.

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#108014
2016-04-08

Scientists say we need to be far more ambitious about protecting oceans

Researchers say that 30 percent of the Earth’s oceans must be protected in order to preserve marine biodiversity, fisheries productivity, and all of the economic and cultural benefits we derive from the sea.

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#107912
2016-04-04

The hands-on breeding effort saving the world’s weirdest parrot

As I reach up into the manuka tree, the shaggy, whiskered face of a giant parrot stares back at me before it turns away from my grasp.

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#107902
2016-04-01

The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary: A Win for New Zealand and Our Planet

Dramatic, diverse, and spectacular are just some of the words visitors use to describe New Zealand’s Kermadec region, which has borne witness to Polynesian voyagers, European migrants, whalers, and now, many of the world’s leading marine scientists.

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#107780
2016-03-23

Conservation giant puts $100M into Amazon protected areas

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — the biggest private supporter of conservation in the world’s largest rainforest — has pledged another $100 million toward efforts to establish and support protected areas across the Andes-Amazon landscape.

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#107769
2016-03-22

Protecting 30 percent of the ocean has many benefits, study suggests

Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study by University of York scientists Professor Callum Roberts and Dr Bethan O'Leary suggests that setting aside at least 30 percent of it would also benefit fishermen and other stakeholders.

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#107741
2016-03-21

Ecuador creates Galápagos marine sanctuary to protect sharks

Belgium-sized area around northern islands of Darwin and Wolf will be off-limits for fishing in bid to conserve sharks and unique habitat

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#107710
2016-03-18

Nature conservation areas no haven for butterflies

What do the brimstone, meadow brown and small heath butterfly species have in common? All of them are rather habitat specialists, with no specific ecological demands, they tend to have modest requirements when it comes to habitats and larval host plants.

News Headlines
#107654
2016-03-15

Marine protected areas can benefit large sharks

The expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, new research suggests.

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#107562
2016-03-08

Africa: Kenyan Wildlife Organization Finds Innovative Solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflict

Laikipia — A Kenyan wildlife conservancy organization said on Monday it has opened a new corridor which will enable wildlife species cross a main government road safely without bringing risks to local communities.

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#107499
2016-03-04

Hong Kong’s white dolphins will die out ‘unless the government beefs up its action plan’

Hong Kong’s white dolphins will die out entirely unless the government sets out clear targets to widen protected waters in a conservation action plan scheduled for release later this year, environmentalists have warned.

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#107466
2016-03-02

Court upholds federal plan to protect vast polar bear habitat in Alaska

A federal government plan to protect a vast area of the US Arctic as habitat for polar bears has been upheld by an appeals court, overturning a previous victory by the state of Alaska and fossil fuel lobbyists against the designation.

News Headlines
#107412
2016-02-29

Nature conservation: The choice is there, the decision is ours

Countries adjacent to the North Pole such as Canada and countries in Northern Europe, which are developed countries, are obsessed with the beauty of their heritage landscape.

News Headlines
#107418
2016-02-29

More protection for country’s ocean zones

South Africa has announced plans for a major expansion of “national parks in the sea”, by creating a new 70 000km2 network of marine protected areas.

News Headlines
#107241
2016-02-16

Marine Protected Areas: ‘Government stuck between a rock and a hard place’

Cape Town – The Department of Environmental Affairs has recently announced the proposal to proclaim 22 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) all along South Africa’s shores, and invited the public to comment on the concept.

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#107088
2016-02-03

The Great Bear Rainforest, B.C.’s new, giant protected area is a truce between loggers, greens

Twenty years ago, the Great Bear Rainforest was a marketing term used by environmental activists to refer to a massive slice of the British Columbian coast destined for the lumber mill.

News Headlines
#107065
2016-02-02

Landmark deal to protect Canada Great Bear Rainforest

Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada have welcomed a deal to protect one of the world's largest remaining tracts of temperate rainforest.

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#107003
2016-01-27

Feds expand protected habitat for right whales along East Coast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it plans to expand designated critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales.

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