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Greenpeace wants Congo forest initiative backed by meaningful action


The decision of six Congo Basin countries to work with donors to protect their forests is a positive step, but will only be as successful as its implementation, Greenpeace Africa has said. The Central African Forest Initiative, announced during the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York this week, will see donors including Norway, Germany, the UK and the European ...

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Nigeria may ratify Nagoya Protocol


Nigeria and several other Parties yet to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation have the opportunity to do so at the upcoming Treaty Event 2015, being held in conjunction with the General Debate of the seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly, from 28 ...

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World can achieve future she wants, say conservationists

Mechtild Rössler

The Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-Related Conventions (comprising Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, International Plant Protection Convention, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and UNESCO World Heritage Centre) on the occasion ...

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Sumatran Rhino may go extinct, warns IUCN

Ratu, a Sumatran rhino

With fewer than 100 Sumatran Rhinos surviving in the wild, the species will likely become extinct unless the Indonesian Government urgently implements the Sumatran Rhino recovery plan, warns the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the world celebrates World Rhino Day. The remaining 100 Sumatran Rhinos represent less than half of the population size estimated during the ...

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IUCN begins countdown to global conservation summit


The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 is scheduled to take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Monday, September 1, 2015 marks one year to the opening of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016, which the organisation describes as the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path ...

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Mongolian wildlife to get safe passage

Bradnee Chambers

CMS-backed meeting explores actions to make roads, railways and fences in Mongolia more wildlife-friendly Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem ...

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CITES, IUCN unite against poaching, illegal wildlife trade

Inger Andersen

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed an agreement to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and ...

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‘Cecil was symbol of conservation in Zimbabwe’


The Earth Day Network has taken up a campaign to convince the government of Zimbabwe to stop issuing hunting permits that result in thousands of animal deaths each year. One of such permits was issued to hunt vulnerable animals like Cecil. An American dentist, Walter Palmer, paid $55,000 to shoot and kill the 13-year-old vulnerable lion in Zimbabwe. Hunting is ...

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Scientists deploy drones to monitor wild horses


A scientific programme to monitor wild horses coordinated by the European Wildlife Organisation is engaging the use of the latest available techniques. Experts have commenced monitoring a rare steppe locality in central Bohemian Milovice in the Czech Republic with a help of a remote-controlled unmanned plane – the drone. Monitoring flights will continue in the coming months. The scientific, non-commercial flights ...

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IUCN: Columbia heritage site in conflict area no longer in danger

Parc national de Los Katíos

Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger on Tuesday, June 30 2015 at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. After suffering extensive damage from illegal ...

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