Biodiversity

February 9, 2017

New Research Predicts the Future of Coral Reefs Under Climate Change

If current trends continue, severe bleaching will occur every year on 99% of the world’s coral reefs within this century More ambitious emissions reductions may give […]
February 6, 2017

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development – Governments agreed […]
February 6, 2017

This ‘smiling’ dolphin is being hunted into extinction

The nearly extinct “smiling” Irrawaddy dolphins continue to get hunted in Myanmar’s waters by illegal fishermen. According to AFP, water pollution and electrofishing — where people […]
September 19, 2016

Coral Reefs Face Bleak Future – but “Lifeboats” May Help Them Survive

It has been a bad year for coral. There has been unprecedented coral bleaching on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s […]
September 19, 2016

The World Now Protects 15% of Its Land, but Crucial Biodiversity Zones Left Out

Close to 15% of the Earth’s land and 12% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas. Coverage of marine protected areas […]
September 19, 2016

Footballing Icon Neymar Jr. Targets Deadly Threats to Wildlife

Brazil and Barcelona star takes up Gisele Bündchen invitation to help end illegal trade in wildlife Deadly striker Neymar Jr., renowned for hitting the back of […]
September 19, 2016

Global Conservation Summit Sets the Direction for Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda

The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed today in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation […]
September 19, 2016

UN Environment Statement on Great Elephant Census Figures Showing Huge Decline in African Populations

31 August 2016, Nairobi – UN Environment deputy head Ibrahim Thiaw released the following statement in reaction to the results of the Great Elephant Census, which […]