Wednesday 17th July 2019
Wednesday, 17th of July 2019
Home / Tag Archives: conservation

Tag Archives: conservation

World Ranger Day: National Park Service laments slain rangers

National Park rangers

The Conservator-General of Nigeria National Park Service, Mr. Ibrahim Musa Goni, has appreciated the selfless efforts of rangers across the country ensuring the protection of Nigeria’s biodiversity within the National Parks and other protected areas. He made the submission recently as Nigeria joined in the celebration of the World Ranger Day on July 31, 2017 at an event held at ...

Read More »

Leaders told to take concrete action to save the snow leopard

snow leopard

As leaders from the 12 snow leopard range countries prepare to meet this month to further deliberate on the future of the endangered cat, conservationists have called on them to take the next step and pledge concrete action to ensure the animal’s survival. The snow leopard lives in the Himalayas, the mountains of Central Asia and the Mountains of Southwest China as ...

Read More »

World Mangrove Day: Gender equity key to mangrove restoration

Mangroves gender

Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and clearly divided. Women and men differ in how they interact and depend upon mangroves – how they use the ecosystem, which mangrove products they choose, and the benefits they receive, write Juliet Blum and Dorothée Herr, as the ...

Read More »

Conservationists take up campaign to save Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Wild bison Białowieża

Full of giant trees, dense, mossy and mysterious, the Białowieża Forest in Poland has been described as one out of a fairy tale. It is said to be is one of the last remnants of the ancient forest that once covered half of Europe for millennia. The forest, which is home to a herd of 900 wild bison and straddles ...

Read More »

CITES welcomes G20 declaration on combating corruption related to illegal wildlife trade

John Scanlon

In the G20 Leaders Declaration, “Shaping an interconnected world”, released on Saturday, July 8, 2017 after meeting in Hamburg, Germany, G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to address illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products, particularly through combating corruption. The leaders stated: “We will intensify our fight against corruption related to illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products. Wildlife trafficking is a threat ...

Read More »

Campaigners flay proposed Norway-backed Congo forest logging

Paris Agreement

The Norwegian government is said to be considering whether to finance industrial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 20 million hectares of virgin forest could be handed over to the timber industry. It is believed that Norway will commit some €16 million to the project. The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to ...

Read More »

World Giraffe Day: Saving the Masai giraffe in East Africa

global giraffe population

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) dedicated the year’s World Giraffe Day (observed on Wednesday, June 21, 2017) to saving Masai giraffe in Kenya and Tanzania. Giraffe have recently been listed as Vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Giraffe numbers in Africa are said to have plummeted by a staggering 40% over the last 30 years. “We estimate today that ...

Read More »

World Day to Combat Desertification: Conserving healthy soils for resilient drylands

Burkina Faso tree planting

On World Day to Combat Desertification observed globally on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) explores how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats, and prevent desertification Conserving soil-dwelling worms, insects and bacteria is not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about nature conservation. In fact, ...

Read More »

Gabon creates 20 marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba

President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon announced on Monday, June 5, 2017 in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters that his government has created a network of 20 marine protected areas, consisting of nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of the nation’s territorial waters. “As I have often argued, we cannot approach sustainable management solely ...

Read More »

Global marine protected area target to be achieved by 2020 – CBD

cristiana pasca palmer

With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the world is on track to protect over 10% of the globe’s marine areas by 2020, announced Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This target was agreed by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010, and was also adopted by Member States ...

Read More »