Biodiversity

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 […]
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 […]