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World Nature Conservation Day: Building eco-attitude among youths

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Nature conservation is the term used to describe the protection, preservation, management, and care of earth’s invaluable biological diversity. These resources extend beyond fauna and flora; that is, animals and plants, it also includes, soil, forest, rocks, water and even more. Nature is the reflection of everything on earth; it is the fruit of the millions of years through evolution ...

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225 smuggled pangolins tracked down in Indonesia

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Indonesian authorities have seized a haul of hundreds of critically endangered pangolins and scales worth $190,000, officials said on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The authorities say they arrested two suspected wildlife smugglers after a raid on a port warehouse in Sumatra uncovered more than 200 pangolins, many of them dead from stress and dehydration. Ministry of Environment and Forestry official ...

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International Day for Biodiversity: Nature-based tourism holds key to conserving nature – IUCN

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Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Inger Andersen, in a statement to commemorate the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017, stresses that, if done right, the tourism industry also holds the key to conserving nature, and ensuring a more sustainable development. According to the Danish economist and environmentalist, nature-based tourism makes up more than ...

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Climate change negatively impacting wildlife – Study

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A team of scientists reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change say that negative impacts of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife have been massively underreported. In a new analysis, authors found that nearly half of the mammals and nearly a quarter of the birds on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are negatively impacted by climate change, with nearly 700 species ...

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Sharks, rays high on CITES COP17 Agenda

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Delegates to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that began on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be asked to consider bringing more sharks and rays under CITES trade controls. This entails adding silky sharks, thresher sharks and devil rays to the ...

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‘Hawai’i Commitments’ emerges as global conservation summit ends

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The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed on Saturday in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation of the historic agreements adopted in 2015. The IUCN Congress has drawn to a close with the presentation of the Hawai’i Commitments. This document, titled “Navigating Island Earth”, was shaped by debates and ...

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IUCN: Endangered gray whale recovering, but…

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The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia’s Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry activity in the region, according to a new report released on Saturday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The joint report by IUCN-International Union for Conservation ...

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IUCN congress to set path for nature conservation

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress – believed to be the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum – will meet in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from 1 to 10 September 2016 to define the global path for nature conservation for the years to come. Over 8,300 delegates from 184 countries, including Heads of State and ...

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Singh: How rangers are working to save tigers

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Rohit Singh supports ranger and law enforcement work across countries that have wild tigers as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Tigers Alive Initiative. He also serves as president of the Ranger Federation of Asia, an organisation that supports those on the frontlines of conservation in Asia and connects them to the world ranger community at large. He recently spoke ...

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World Elephant Day: Need to protect Tanzania’s Selous reserve

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As the World Elephant Day is observed on Friday, 12 August 2016, the Tanzanian government has been asked to protect its largest game reserve and the wild species that call it home – including elephants. Director General of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, Marco Lambertini, in a correspondence with Sara Thomas, the WWF Online Advocacy Manager, reflects upon his ...

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