November 24, 2017

COP23: Why it makes business sense for Itaipu to restore forests, biodiversity

November 24, 2017

Shark Fishing Decisions at Atlantic Tuna Meeting Fall Short

Map of the ICCAT Parties co-sponsoring and/or supporting fins-below. Proposals (2015-2017)   Marrakech, Morocco. November 21, 2017. Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International […]
November 11, 2017

COP 23 Side Events Address Linkages between Forests, SDGs and Paris Agreement: 7 November Highlights

7 November 2017: On Tuesday, 7 November, COP 23 side events addressed topics including: sustainable forest management (SFM) and climate change; a Global Platform for the […]
October 29, 2017

Wildlife conservation, sustainable development in spotlight at UN-backed conference

A lion watches his territory in Kenya. Photo: UN/DPI Photo 23 October 2017 – Unless the international community integrates wildlife conservation with sustainable development, it will […]
October 16, 2017

Panda habitat shrinking, becoming more fragmented

Modern GIS technologies could improve our assessment of the species’ extinction risks Date: September 25, 2017 Source: Duke University Summary: Using remote sensing data, Chinese and […]
September 29, 2017

Why we Need Collaboration to Save the World’s Forests

Almost three years after its adoption, the New York Declaration on Forests remains a landmark moment in the global fight to eliminate deforestation. With now more […]
July 6, 2017

Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day

Costa Rica announces new marine protected area, lifting its total of protected seas to 15.7 per cent.   World is now on track to preserve one […]
July 6, 2017

Beekeeping preserves wetlands in Algeria

With an area of 42,100 hectares and 40 million m3 of water reserves in its lakes and ponds, the Wetlands Complex of Guerbès -Sanhadja in Algeria […]
June 20, 2017

Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day

Costa Rica, 8 June 2017 – On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global […]
June 20, 2017

Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes (Press release)

New York, 9 June—The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline […]
May 13, 2017

PODCAST: Saving ‘the blue heart of the planet’ with Sylvia Earle

As a little girl, Sylvia Earle, today perhaps the world’s best known woman marine scientist, literally fell head over heels in love with the ocean. “I […]
May 13, 2017

UN announces first-ever World Ocean Festival

With global leaders heading to the United Nations for a major conference in June on the protection and sustainable use of the planet’s oceans, the UN […]
April 26, 2017

IUCN deplores ranger deaths in Garamba National Park

IUCN deplores the deaths of rangers Joël Meriko Ari and Sergent Bolimola Afokao of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two […]
April 21, 2017

Leave forests standing to get much greater value from them

An image taken on March 16, 2014 showing Ngong forest in Nairobi. Kenya has set a minimum national tree cover target of 10 per cent in […]
March 23, 2017

Global airline and celebrities join UN campaign to help end wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day

“I want to do everything in my power to guarantee the life of the Jaguar, as well as of the plants and animals that depend on […]
March 3, 2017

The New Threat of Mining in Shuar Territory

Press conference with CONAIE and Shuar leaders   With oil prices down, Ecuador is paying more attention to its mining sector. The prime mining sites in […]
March 3, 2017

Lebanon declares protected area in the World Heritage Site of Byblos

By Majd Abu Zaghlan, The World Heritage Site of Byblos is now officially the 17th Hima in Lebanon. The announcement took place in the municipality of […]
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 […]