Global Conservation News Dec. 11


The latest news related to nature conservation from around the world. If there is an important news article we missed, please get in contact with us.


Countries act towards safer passage for migratory waterbirds

MOP7 was held under the theme: “Beyond 2020: shaping flyway conservation for the future” and delegates considered reports on the conservation …

Challenge for ASEAN: How to produce food, conserve biodiversity for sustainable development

She reminded the participants that according to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Cancun Declaration of 2016, biodiversity is the basis of …

Strengthening forest governance is vital for growth of Southeast Asia’s forests

The Greater Mekong Region (GMS) in the transnational region of the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia experienced a 5.1 percent decline in total forest cover from 1990 to 2015, according to a recent study conducted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Giraffes facing threat of extinction, several species considered ‘critically endangered’

The world’s tallest land mammals may be slipping toward extinction, with three of the nine subspecies of giraffes now in serious trouble and considered “critically endangered.”

Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival

World has failed to halt biodiversity loss – Palmer

SHARM EL-SHEIKH – The Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr Christiana Pascar Palmer, is concerned the world failed to stop the loss of biodiversity.

UN commends governments in helping achieve biodiversity targets

A senior UN official has commended sub-national governments in ensuring that the global biodiversity targets, known as Aichi Biodiversity targets, are achieved on the ground.

Exclusive photos show deep-sea canyon in U.S. waters teeming with life

A stunning array of biodiversity lies at the depths of a marine region that some fear the Trump administration will open to fishing and mining.

To the ends of the earth: Enric Sala, the explorer saving life in our oceans – The National

To the ends of the earth: Enric Sala, the explorer saving life in our oceans  The NationalNational Geographic’s Explorer-in-Residence explains how he is dedicating his life to protecting the earth’s biodiversity because nature is our best ally in the …

Microplastics found to permeate the ocean’s deepest points

Like the food particles that clump together in the middle of a kitchen sink, plastic debris is gathering in the deepest reaches of the ocean.

Indigenous communities at risk as Chinese rubber firm uses land

A Chinese state-owned company is behind rubber plantations that Cameroon villagers say threaten their livelihoods.

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors

UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions

Investors Warn of Severe Financial Crash If Climate Action Isn’t Taken

A group of more than 400 investors managing $32 trillion in assets warned governments to take more aggressive steps to address climate change or risk a financial crash several times worse than the 2008 global recession, The Guardian reported.Read more on E360 →

Canada seeking new members of anti-coal alliance at UN climate change meeting but facing resistance

Canada and the United Kingdom are hosting a “coal-free day” at the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland, a city built on coal mining.

US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge

Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks

Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24

White House representatives arrive at climate talks in Poland on Monday to promote coal and other fossil fuels

Tackling climate change without US assistance

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) pointed out that climate change will be leading cause of loss of species.

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