[HONOLULU] The United Nations and other peacekeeping bodies should include an element of environmental protection and research in their efforts to pacify warring nations, a conference has heard.
ABU DHABI: A delegation from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), led by Dr Sheikha Salem Al Dhaheri, EAD’s Executive Director, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector, joined thought leaders in the world of conservation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World ...
Conservation has always revered its heroes– those courageous and committed individuals that champion and often become spokespeople for iconic species, causes, and places
A conversation between Ocean Conservancy’s CEO Andreas Merkl and Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and navigator of the iconic Hōkūle’a, as Hawaiʻi hosts the IUCN World Conservation Congress
It’s been a busy week in conservation circles. Let’s wrap up some of the latest big news.
Until a few years ago, mackerel were unknown in Greenland's cold waters.
The developing world and emerging markets are among the most exciting places for climate policy and innovation, according to a former White House official who advised the Obama administration in the run-up to the COP20 summit in Lima, Peru.
For the first time, the U’wa Nation participated in the world’s most important conservation event, the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Two-month old Asahan sucks milk greedily from a bottle. The baby Malayan tapir — his spotty brown juvenile coat already morphing to the distinctive black and white of an adult — was rescued by local villagers who found the displaced animal wandering alone through an oil palm plantation and then ...
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 7 2016 (IPS) - When the communities living in the Tatamá y Serranía de los Paraguas Natural National Park in the west of Colombia organised in 1996 to defend their land and preserve the ecosystem, they were fighting deforestation, soil degradation and poaching.
Speaking at a literary festival in Bhutan, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh recently predicted that Himalayan regions, for no fault of their own, will face a catastrophe as climate change takes hold.
After years of environmental destruction, China has spent billions of dollars on the world's largest reforestation program, converting a combined area nearly the size of New York and Pennsylvania back to forest.
Species may have evolved their wide array of sounds to fill unused parts of the frequency spectrum. This could also reveal the degree of biodiversity in an ecosystem
New research contradicts the longstanding belief that diversity drops as elevation gains.
Humans have an impact on species migration both through climate change and by changing the landscape.
A North Carolina State University study of middle school science classes explored whether teachers' beliefs about climate change influenced students' perceptions.
MIDWAY ATOLL — Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean changed the course of World War II.
Researchers follow a lead from nomadic herders and find a forest getting nutrients and water from thawing permafrost
KOTTAYAM: The latest bird count by the Kottayam Nature Society (KNS) and the Natural History Society, Alappuzha, shows a significant reduction in the population of migratory birds in the coastal Alappuzha and Kollam districts.
Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.
Hall, an architect from Light Earth Designs, was yesterday presenting Rwanda's current urbanisation and Green Cities Development Plans, at the ongoing Global Green Growth Week 2016, at JeJu Island, South Korea.
NGOs' call for the termination of hunting captive-bred lions have been accepted in IUCN and acknowledged by the South African goverment during the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii.
An interview with CIFOR Scientist Habtemariam Kassa
If we want to save species, stop deforestation, and preserve nature for the good of biodiversity and humans, there’s one thing we’ve got to get right above all else: where and how we produce food.
The Bonn Challenge, a global multi-stakeholder effort to restore the world’s forests, was at center stage here in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.
Three penguin species worldwide have been downgraded from the critically endangered list due to their increasing numbers. This is according to the updated International Red List of Threatened Species that was released on Wednesday.
Mr Robert Macfarlane, in his book Landmarks, about the connection between words and landscapes, tells a revealing but stunning story about how recent editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary dropped certain "nature words" that its editors deemed less relevant to the lives of modern children.
Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.
[MANILA] Economies in the Asia-Pacific region cannot sustain their present dynamic growth “unless water is brought into the equation” as the region faces a “crisis” in securing and managing the prime resource.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) - “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said Oussou Lio Appolinaire, an activist from Benin, wearing a traditional outfit in vivid yellows and greens. He was referring to opening up to tourists places that are sacred to indigenous people.
An increase in water temperatures is having a profound effect that, with hidden stores of frozen methane thawing out, will soon start to feed on itself
Some of the largest US companies, including Verizon and Google, pledged their support for President Obama's climate policies. A recent study, however, reveals that what those companies do with their political money sends the opposite message.
This week, conservation takes center stage as 6,000 global experts dive deep into the issues that will define the physical future of our planet. And with the all the far-reaching impacts of these decisions affecting the long-term sustainability of our planet, it’s a gathering that cannot come so ...
Some of the world's leading conservation groups are violating the rights of indigenous people by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation, a top UN expert said this week.
In 1988, fires consumed more than a million acres of Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding lands. But for the past three decades, Yellowstone's forests—resilient ecosystems composed of species adapted to periodic severe fire—have embarked on their recovery.
Word of mouth from nomadic herders led Lucas Silva into Tibetan forests and grasslands. What his team found was startling: Rapid forest growth in tune with what scientists had been expecting from climatic changes triggered by rising levels of carbon dioxide.
Scientists from NOAA and the Bishop Museum have published a description of a new species of butterflyfish from deep reefs of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The study was published today in the scientific journal ZooKeys.
Federal authorities are taking most humpback whales off the endangered species list, saying they have recovered enough in the last 40 years to warrant being removed.
'Survival of the fittest' usually means that animals put their own needs first, but occasionally it pays to work together.
Captive Komodos could be the perfect model for studying host-microbe interactions
The 2016 IUCN International World Conservation Congress kicked off a few days ago here in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference theme is ‘Planet at the Crossroads’, and a series of journeys, from ‘Business’ to ‘Biosecurity’ have been highlighted as key issue areas to frame dialogues and conversations ...
Scientists from around the world are currently gathered in Hawaii for an international conservation congress, where they’ve spent the last week discussing the most pressing issues facing the environment today.
A cynical move is underway to promote a new, powerful, and troubling technology known as “gene drives” for use in conservation.
As the world’s largest environmental and nature event takes place in Hawaii, conservationists herald the adoption of 85 motions calling on the international community to do more to save endangered species and habitats.
The endangered Ethiopian wolf suffers from high levels of rabies—but a new vaccine trial may help save the species.
Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu leads a new generation of Africans who are taking control of their environmental future
FREDERICTON -- Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the Canadian and American governments will "vigorously" try to convince the European Union that the American lobster does not pose a threat.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress takin ...
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 6 September (IUCN) – Limiting illegal trade in threatened species, promoting nature-based solutions to climate change and accounting for biodiversity conservation in the development of renewables are among the first global conservation priorities set today at the IUCN World Co ...
MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A new study suggests life in the city diminishes the fertility of birds.