Last month, six white rhinos were captured at a private game reserve in South Africa and transferred to a quarantine facility for relocation to neighboring Botswana, which has lost its entire rhino population to poaching.
It can be as simple as building a temporary barrier along a highway guardrail to help encourage turtles not to cross. Or it could be closing off a quiet section of road for a few weeks each spring so rare salamanders can make their way to their nesting grounds.
The majestic tiger walks away with the maximum of wildlife conservation budget. The elephant too gets its share in the booty, though much less. But there are 132 other critically-endangered species of plants and animals, which get virtually peanuts of this conservation fund.
Forest and nature protection officials from Nepal and India have started their first ever joint survey of tigers.
Ten endangered pygmy elephants have been found dead in a reserve in Malaysia, with officials saying they may have been poisoned.
JAKARTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A study of critically endangered black macaques in an Indonesian nature reserve shows their numbers have stabilized after years of decline, researchers say.
The premature death of at least 50 one-horned Indian rhinoceroses in the northeast Indian state of Assam has triggered concern among activists who call for improved conservation efforts.
Endangered spoon-billed sandpipers arriving at their wintering grounds in China are being threatened by nets designed to trap shorebirds.
Few people have ever seen a critically endangered Malherbe’s parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) in the wild.
The trading of big cat pelts is nothing new, but recent demand for snow leopard pelts and taxidermy mounts has added a new commodity to the illegal trade in wildlife products, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
Conservation group LionAid says as few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa
KARACHI, Dec 19 2012 (IPS) - Every year, between November and January, the Indus Flyway bears witness to a migration of an endangered bird species – the houbara bustard – from Central Asia to the deserts of Pakistan.
Birds in popular carol The Twelve Days of Christmas are disappearing from countryside at alarming rates, scientists say
Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos, tigers and elephants in Africa and Asia, thanks to cash from Google.
VANCOUVER -- As the 10th anniversary of the federal Species At Risk Act approaches, dozens of animals and plants have been added to the list considered at-risk.
A species of giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands could be brought back from extinction despite the death earlier this year of the famed "Lonesome George," a tourist magnet and conservation icon who was the last of his kind.
Studying the genetic variability of endangered species is becoming increasingly necessary for species conservation and monitoring. But, endangered species are difficult to observe and sample, and typically harbour very limited genetic diversity.
A presentation by the CIC and a discussion with attendees on the potential themes to be included in a future Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Conservation. For further details on the topic see additional information.
The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness of some of the globe’s most threatened species through the Seven Wonders of Conservation campaign. Presentations will include national governments sharing their succesful experiences combating species extinctions through the protection of the ...
The event will showcase progress the 13 range state governments and other important stakeholders have made on following up to the commitments made at the International Tiger forum in St. Petersburg (the Tiger Summit) in 2010. The event will highlight the positive examples from the field, and r ...
Securing wildlife priority corridors and habitat linkages to enable natural migration and genetic exchange is an important conservation element for successful implementation of the CBD Strategy 2020. At the side event success factors and challenges of examples from India and Southern Africa wil ...
The value of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing individual wild animals back into their ecosystem is often undervalued in the conservation debate. At the side event some outstanding examples contributing to the conservation of biodiversity will be presented and participants are invited to di ...
This side event seeks to exchange valuable experiences regarding threatened wetlands and the use of environmental strategic tools (territorial planning, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, public participation and litigation) as a means of preventing or putting a ...
Over the last 20 years, South Asia has witnessed the precipitous decline of three vulture species: the white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis); the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus); and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris). Once numbering in the tens of millions, the combined population o ...
The event includes presentations from various organizations on conservation initiatives taken by various organizations called Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction (SAVE). Critically Endangered Gyps vultures have suffered a 99 per cent decline in Asia over the last 20 years, attributed to th ...
20 - 25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway
8 - 12 September 2011, Kuching, Malaysia
15 - 19 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
7 - 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
18 - 21 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
The Alliance for Zero Extinction helps countries achieve their CBD targets while halting the loss of species most at risk of extinction.
This side event will explore the relationship between the strengthening position of Asian countries and the survival of its rich biodiversity, including the Tiger. The 21st Century is commonly regarded as the Asia Century. The Asian Development Bank estimates that about $750 billion per year wil ...
Accurate extinction risk assessment is vital in determining conservation priorities and establishing biodiversity management plans at all governance levels. By applying the reputed IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria at the regional level, regional and national Red Lists provide the most pract ...
Presentations addressing the issue of biodiversity will be given from the macro and micro perspectives. 1. Australia currently conserves more than 13 per cent of the country through the protected area network. Threats to reserves, however, go beyond boundaries and influences are often landscap ...
This event will showcase two of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management’s latest flagship products: the recently-initiated process to develop categories and criteria for assessing the conservation status of ecosystems, and a new publication on ecosystems and climate adaptation – the latest i ...
13 - 25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar
5 - 7 October 2009, Brasilia, Brazil
4 - 8 October 2009, St. Louis, United States of America
6 - 10 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
20 - 24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
20 - 24 April 2009
17 - 21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 - 28 November 2008, Rome, Italy
17 - 22 November 2008, Cancun, Mexico
29 September - 3 October 2008, Rome, Italy
15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands
3 - 15 June 2007, The Hague, Netherlands
18 - 21 October 2006, Perugia, Italy
4 October 2006, Nagano, Japan
2 - 6 October 2006, Geneva, Switzerland