Recent News Headlines : Biodiversity

AUSTRALIA PLAYS KEY ROLE IN GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY POLICY


Medellin's mayor, Federico Gutierrez, spoke at IPBES, proudly describing the city's program that pays people to stay on their traditional lands, managing and restoring its biodiversity... READ MORE

24th March, 2018 118

DESTRUCTION OF NATURE AS DANGEROUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE, SCIENTISTS WARN


The authors stressed the close connection between climate change and biodiversity loss, which are adversely affecting each other... READ MORE

23rd March, 2018 8615

IMAGES CAPTURE ART OF AFRICAN ANIMALS


From 2011 to 2016, Yao has visited the African country of Kenya with his wife four times, with a deep concern for nature and wildlife there... READ MORE

22nd March, 2018 0

NAPPIES, TAKEAWAYS AND BUBBLE WRAP: COULD I REMOVE PLASTIC FROM MY LIFE?'


Its polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife, but how easy is it to get by without it? Four writers find out... READ MORE

24th February, 2018 4786

DEAD DOLPHINS AND A FISHING ROW


But this, say conservationists, is an attempt to hide the impact of commercial fishing on endangered species... READ MORE

21st January, 2018 2100

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SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION? TWO-THIRDS OF WILDLIFE COULD BE GONE BY 2020


In the report, the rapid extinction is blamed on habitat loss, over exploitation of resources, pollution and climate change... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 43275

GIRAFFES FACING EXTINCTION AFTER DEVASTATING DECLINE, EXPERTS WARN


The cage bird trade in Asia is also driving many feathered species towards extinction, including the spectacular sunset lorikeet... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 33267

HUMANS HAVE DESTROYED A TENTH OF EARTH'S WILDERNESS IN 25 YEARS - STUDY


The study said that wilderness was being loss faster than pristine places were being designated as protected areas, at 3.3m sq km versus 2.5m sq km... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 21720

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTING 'MOST' SPECIES ON EARTH, EVEN DOWN TO THEIR GENOME


In all, nearly 700 species in just these two groups are flagging under climate change, according to this research... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 19180

'A RECKONING FOR OUR SPECIES': THE PHILOSOPHER PROPHET OF THE ANTHROPOCENE


Conserving individual insect species piecemeal, as is done with most endangered mammals, is extremely difficult... READ MORE

14th December, 2017 14797

SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE ALSO THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLIES


This 'agrobiodiversity' is a precious resource that we are losing, and yet it can also help solve or mitigate many challenges the world is facing... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 12736

CHINA SAYS IT WILL SHUT DOWN IVORY TRADE BY END OF 2017


Post to Facebook China says it will shut down ivory trade by end of 2017 The move is designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants... READ MORE

5th January, 2017 10216

UN POISED TO MOVE AHEAD WITH LANDMARK TREATY TO PROTECT HIGH SEAS


Despite such uncertainties, conservation groups say the heightened focus on oceans is a sign of progress... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 9939

LOUD ORGIES OF MEXICAN FISH COULD DEAFEN DOLPHINS SAY SCIENTISTS


An individual spawning Gulf corvina, say the researchers, utters a mating call resembling a really loud machine gun with multiple rapid sound pulses... READ MORE

20th December, 2017 8994

NEW MAP REVEALS SHATTERING EFFECT OF ROADS ON NATURE


Ibisch also said international attempts to protect the environment often ignored the importance of the last remaining roadless areas... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 8824

WHY INDIA'S FARMERS WANT TO CONSERVE INDIGENOUS HEIRLOOM RICE


Almost 200 of the 1,200 varieties in Deb's collection have been sourced from Koraput's farmers, indicating that villagers have not abandoned their native seeds for modern varieties... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4804

COULD GIVING WILD ANIMALS PROPERTY RIGHTS HELP STOP THEIR DECLINE?


An animal property rights system would give animals a voice during the land management decision-making processes that put their lives at risk... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 3311

FROM 'DRACULA' FISH TO SNUB-NOSED MONKEYS


Some 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal have been discovered over the past 6 years in the Eastern Himalayas, the report says... READ MORE

8th November, 2015 3011

RED LIST: THOUSANDS OF SPECIES AT RISK OF EXTINCTION DUE TO HUMAN ACTIVITY


Craig Hilton-Taylor, who heads the group's red list unit, said species were going extinct at a faster rate than at any time in human history... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 2706

BEE INSPIRED WHY OSLO HAS PUT COLOGICAL RICHES AT THE HEART OF THE CITY


The Norwegian council for biodiversity Sabima has lobbied the government to provide a budget for farmers to maintain meadows and other ecologically important areas... READ MORE

27th August, 2017 1783

US LAUNCHES PLAN TO HALT DECLINE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLY


The Centre for Biological Diversity went to court last August to seek protection for the monarch under the endangered species act... READ MORE

9th February, 2015 1777

POLL REVEALS PUBLIC IGNORANCE ABOUT BEES


As Royal Mail launches new bee stamp set, half of British people cannot name a single bee species despite recognising the importance of the pollinators... READ MORE

18th August, 2015 1593

EXCLUSIVE: GOVERNMENT INACTION LEADING TO INCREASED POLLUTION ON BARRIER REEF, SAYS WWF


More than half of the non-referred property that appeared to require approval under the EPBC fell in Great Barrier Reef catchments... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 1370

WHY WE NEED A TRULY INTERNATIONAL APPROACH TO TACKLING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE


The illegal wildlife trade is now the fourth most lucrative transnational crime after drugs, arms and human trafficking... READ MORE

4th January, 2015 1363

2016 STATE OF NATURE REPORT: WILDLIFE WINNERS AND LOSERS - IN PICTURES


All agriculture and environment treaties for nature and wildlife will have to be rethought... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 1223

BABY DOLPHIN DIES AFTER BEING PARADED ON BEACH FOR PHOTOGRAPHS


Recently photographs taken in Santa Teresita showing a group of people passing a dolphin around on dry land on two occasions have emerged... READ MORE

18th February, 2016 1183

PROTECTED LANDS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES AREN'T PROPERLY SAFEGUARDED, REPORT SAYS


Nearly 15 percent of the Earth's land, covering around 20m sq km, is contained in national parks or other protected areas... READ MORE

3rd September, 2016 837

AGRICULTURE AND OVERUSE GREATER THREATS TO WILDLIFE THAN CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY


Agriculture and the overexploitation of plants and animal species are significantly greater threats to biodiversity than climate change, new analysis shows... READ MORE

10th August, 2016 811

MORE THAN ONE IN 10 OF ENGLAND'S WILDLIFE SITES 'LOST SINCE 2009'


The Wildlife Trusts warns that England's quiet, unnoticed wild places in which nature thrives are at risk... READ MORE

22nd December, 2014 777

CLIMATE CHANGE COMPOUNDING THREATS TO AUSTRALIA'S ECOSYSTEMS, STUDIES FIND


Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find... READ MORE

5th July, 2015 769

WAITROSE URGED TO STOP SELLING SHETLAND SCALLOPS OVER DREDGING CONCERNS


Waitrose and MSC defend eco credentials of Shetland king scallops as conservation group calls for sales to be suspended... READ MORE

17th December, 2017 732

LABOUR PROMISES TO PROTECT PUBLIC FORESTS


Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle we will reform the forestry commission to increase public access to nature ... READ MORE

2nd February, 2015 698

FARM ANIMALS CAN EAT INSECTS AND ALGAE TO PREVENT DEFORESTATION


WWF says alternatives to industrially farmed animal feed must be developed to stop biodiversity loss... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 582

HOW THE DORMOUSE IS RETURNING TO ENGLAND'S HEDGEROWS AFTER 100 YEARS


More than 100 years after they were last recorded by Victorian naturalists in Yorkshire's Wensleydale valley, rare dormice have returned to a secret woodland location there... READ MORE

26th June, 2016 575

CARIBBEAN RESORT PROJECT DRAWS HEAT OVER THREAT TO VULNERABLE SPECIES


The 2.6bn project in St Lucia has promised sorely needed jobs, but critics say it threatens the natural environment and local culture... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 535


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