Rhino translocations have become a critical tool in the arsenal for the protection of these endangered animals. Recently, 30 white rhinos were flown to Rwanda from SA and introduced into the Akagera National Park, in what was the single largest rhino translocation.
The Yellow River, China's second-longest waterway that is dubbed a "mother river," is attracting more wild birds to inhabit the river delta.
Well before world leaders headed to Glasgow for November’s COP26, the Scottish Government, along with the rest of the UK, had already committed to some very ambitious tree-planting targets.
For many, the Western Visayas of the Philippines are known for the pristine beaches of Boracay Island, the well-preserved heritage houses and churches of Iloilo, the patadyong textiles of Antique, the sweet mangoes of Guimaras, as well as Capiz a place known as the “Seafood Capital of the Philip ...
In April 2021 the Biosafety Law came into effect. To highlight its growing importance, the recent 33rd Politburo collective study session of the CPC Central Committee was on the theme of strengthening China’s biosafety.
Considered the most biodiverse region in the world, the Tropical Andes covers less than 1% of the world’s land surface, yet it is home to nearly one-sixth of all plant species on the planet, and more amphibian, bird, and mammal species than any other equivalent area.
Mehreen Khaleel (30) is often asked questions like, “People are already dying due to the conflict [in Kashmir]. What will you gain by protecting the wildlife?“
United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) report shows that plastic pollution leakage into aquatic ecosystems has grown sharply in recent years and is projected to more than double by 2030, with dire consequences for human health, the global economy, biodiversity and the climate.
Indonesia — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with local communities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan forests to protect biodiversity and generate sustainable livelihoods.
Better documentation of the flora and fauna in the groves and traditional practices can help in conserving biodiversity in the green pockets, say experts.
The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.
News that the world's first commercial octopus farm is closer to becoming reality has been met with dismay by scientists and conservationists. They argue such intelligent "sentient" creatures - considered able to feel pain and emotions - should never be commercially reared for food.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä has raised eyebrows among researchers and conservationists by estimating that forest types will adapt and relocate as forests are felled in Finland.
The pandemic may have pushed many to learn something new but artiste Ganapati Hegde used his time to observe and reflect on the lifestyle it created using art. His new collection of paintings called ‘Into The Forest’ is now live on the website of art gallery Kynkyny.
The Leipzig floodplain forest was not equipped to endure two consecutive hotter drought years. Although the trees were able to partially cope with the 2018 drought, the accumulated and ongoing damage from drought stress caused their growth to collapse in the second drought year 2019.
Three times the size of the country’s mainland, the reserve’s abundance of sharks, whales, turtles, and other marine life has been described as an “underwater Jurassic Park.”
If there was ever any doubt about the inextricable link between the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis, those doubts were well and truly dispelled in 2021.
Three-year package will include a national forest, increased biodiversity and active travel.
Could the oceans—where life once evolved—help save the planet and humanity from climate catastrophe? A new report suggests they might.
Oliver Griffith explains how a Wildlife Works Carbon forest conservation project is helping to both protect the environment while also sustaining local livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Climate change is already here in North East India. Governments in the region must invest heavily in creating climate resilient, nature-regenerative economies by rewilding its forests and nurturing the transition to climate-resilient practices like agroforestry.
Divya Hegde from Udupi, coastal Karnataka, has won the UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards ceremony on November 18th, 2021. She has been recognised for her sustained efforts in advancing gender equality through climat ...
Looking back on the rollercoaster of hope and despair that was COP26, there are many aspects of the Glasgow talks that give me cause for optimism as we enter 2022. One of the things that makes me hopeful is the enormous public profile of the Glasgow event.
Governmental actions have fueled skepticism about Brazil’s real commitment to its climate goals and pledges the country embraced at the COP26 U.N. climate summit.
Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.
A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between above and belowground plant phenology due to climate change. These findings are important to understand the consequences of climate change on terrest ...
Chile's mining sector is bracing for tighter environmental rules ahead after President-elect Gabriel Boric pledged to oppose a controversial $2.5 billion iron-copper mine that was approved in August after years of legal wrangling.
The rest of the world needs to start treating the US as what it is: a dangerous country that needs to be reined in.
Three conservation groups have filed formal notice of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it doesn't take steps to protect manatees from water pollution in Florida
The ASEAN Secretariat has organised the 17th Coordinating Conference on the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOC-COM) via video teleconference to discuss the future of climate change cooperation in the region.
October 2021 was an important month for crisis meetings. There was the big one, COP26, where decisionmakers descended on Glasgow to spend two frenetic weeks figuring out how to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global heating under 1.5 degrees Celsius. But earlier ...
President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica has signed a decree expanding the Cocos Island National Park, increasing the fully protected area in their Pacific waters by almost 53,000 square kilometers.
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka this year’s Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation, has spent three decades helping to safeguard some of the world’s rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas.
In 2020, Wageningen University & Research presented a positive and hopeful long-term prospect for our country in about 100 years with the map and the file ‘A nature-based future for the Netherlands in 2120’. It was not long before it was asked: to what extent will we be able to realise these pro ...
On November 23, 2021, the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved renewed funding to: CDP, The Nature Conservancy, Fair Trade USA, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y).
The latest findings from a study by the Worldwide Fund for nature have cited several factors fuelling biodiversity loss. Among these are the Unsustainable land use management for food and energy, and Government policies failing to promote environmental stewardship.
The $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways, while growing the economy.
ccording to its amendment’s statement of object and reasons, the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021 seeks, among other things, to bring in more “foreign investment” and “fast-track” the research and patent application processes required to make use of India’s biological resources.
The field of pathogens in northern wildlife is ripe for further study, according to some scientists
United States news coverage of climate change reached an all-time high in October and November, according to recent data from the Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO), an international, multi-university collaboration based at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Danes have been diligent about wetland restoration. Indeed, more than 200 wetlands have been restored over the past 25 years. In particular, restoration in Denmark has been used as a means to curb nutrient runoff from crop fields into watercourses.
Tour guide Patrick Kataama relied heavily on income from leading gorilla-trekking tours in Uganda’s national parks. These tours were abruptly shut down in late March 2020, after the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Uganda and the country was placed under lockdown.
A giant colourful pop-up book depicting the devastation caused by destructive bottom trawling - and how the marine environment thrives in its absence - was delivered to European Union (EU) Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius by NGOs this morning, on behalf of more than 150,000 Europeans who have ...
Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea level
Across a quarter century of U.N. climate conferences tasked with saving humanity from itself, one was deemed a chaotic failure (Copenhagen in 2009), another a stunning success (Paris in 2015) and the rest landed somewhere in between.
The area right next to a marine protected area is a prime fishing spot—and researchers think fishermen will pay to access it.
Upcycled edible waste—Transformation Tomato Sauce, anyone?—is here to help clean up the planet
From the discovery of a large bioluminescent shark to the use of an innovative drone to study hurricanes, these are the best marine stories of the year
A little-examined form of geoengineering takes what rocks normally do—lock up carbon—and spreads it through the oceans.
Smart cities are developing all over the world, marketing themselves as helping us innovate and become more technologically advanced as a mostly-urban species.