Environmental Conservation News

  • Tech giants unite to end online wildlife trafficking

    A coalition of the world’s largest technologies companies has committed to bring down online wildlife trafficking by 80% over the next two years. A total of 21 firms, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and eBay will work together to develop policies that help end the criminal trade, estimated to be worth over £15bn every year. ...

  • SCB Launches Search for New Executive Director

    The Society for Conservation Biology is excited to announce a search for a new Executive Director.   We are reaching out to Society members and beyond for your help in spreading the word and contacting individuals through your networks who may be good candidates for the position. SCB seeks an innovative, dynamic leader for this extraordinary leadership position. The Executive Director ...

  • Tenure-Track faculty position in Marine Science and Conservation

    The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and offer students ...

  • Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade

    Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following ...

  • Majority Will Vote for Brexit Despite 43% Feeling Leaving EU Would Damage Haulage Industry, Poll Finds

    In a poll taken at the Microlise Transport Conference last week, attended by over 1,000 senior industry delegates, a 44% majority reported they would vote for Brexit next month, despite 43% feeling that leaving the EU would negatively impact the haulage industry. Reflecting that many in the industry now have less concern about a Brexit, the result shows a seven ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • NAMA Status Report: NAMA development continues after Paris, while implementation remains limited

    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have continued to show steady growth in proposals over the past six months, while financing remains limited and implementation lags behind. This is one of the findings of the NAMA Status Report mid-year update which has been launched at the Bonn UN Climate Conference this week. The update, written by Ecofys and ECN under the Mitigation Momentum ...


    By Ecofys

  • Going to bat for wildlife conservation

    I am excited to say that RNRG has been invited to speak on a panel at the AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference on March 22-23 in Charleston, S.C. The panel will focus on how technology can be used to minimize the wildlife impacts of wind energy and explore what it takes to develop game-changing technologies and get ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Endangered Species Conservation

    In late 2015, WKC was engaged to provide expert advice related to the conservation of Persian Wonder Gecko at a proposed development site in Dubai, UAE. Within Arabia, Persian Wonder Gecko (Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii) are restricted to the UAE and are significantly threatened by habitat loss due to urban development and over-grazing. These reptiles are currently listed as ...


    By WKC Group

  • Reed waste as a new resource for renewable board material

    Wageningen UR will develop with Royal DSM, Compakboard and Natuurmonumenten, a renewable board material based on perennial reed from the society’s land. The ultimate goal of the four parties is to market a new, sustainable product: a board material made from reed with a biomass-based resin as binder which can be used as an alternative to wood, chipboard and MDF in the building and ...

  • Building a better Critical Sites Network Tool – Input needed for User Survey

    The Critical Sites Network tool was launched in 2010 to provide access to information about waterbird populations and their most important habitat sites. The importance of this tool is well recognised, so we are happy to announce that a new version is being developed. To provide you with the best tool possible, we want to hear from you: people who have used or will use it to help protect ...


    By Wetlands International

  • THURSDAY: EPA Administrator to Headline the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Awards

    On Thursday, October 29, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give the keynote address at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) annual Environmental Leadership Awards dinner. Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo will receive Legislator of the Year and Prince George’s County Department of the Environment Director Adam Ortiz will receive the John V. Kabler award. WHAT: EPA ...

  • 100+ organizations in Argentina ask Parliament to approve Wetlands Law

    Over 100 civil society organizations from Argentina, led by the Argentina office of Wetlands International, addressed the Parliament last week to get the full approval of the Minimum Standards Law for Wetlands Conservation. The call comes after the latest flooding incidence in the Buenos Aires province, which caused five deaths and affected 30,000 people of which 6,000 were forced to leave ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wadden Sea weak link in international flyway

    From www.waddensea-secretariat.org: The Wadden Sea is proving to be a weak link in the East Atlantic Flyway, a migratory bird route from the Arctic region down the coasts of Europe and Africa to South Africa. Bird counts have revealed that the more dependent a migratory bird population is on the Wadden Sea, the less ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Protected areas that allow access to local people also benefit wildlife

    Protected areas that allow local people to use the resources in a sustainable way are better for biodiversity conservation than excluding people entirely, a new study suggests. In a review of over 160 scientific studies, the researchers found that protected areas which were managed to allow sustainable access yielded greater socioeconomic benefits. Importantly, those with greater socioeconomic ...

  • USAID Awards Tetra Tech a $47M Biodiversity and Forestry Conservation Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $47 million single award contract, LESTARI, to promote climate-smart ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and conserve forested areas in Indonesia. Indonesia possesses some of the planet’s most biologically diverse and carbon-rich ecosystems. The country’s ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Survey of attitudes towards marine protected areas gives mixed response

    The views of organisations and industries affected by marine protected areas (MPAs) have been gathered by a new survey. 36 organisations from the UK and France responded to the survey, which asked about the perceived socio-economic and environmental impacts of multiple-use MPAs. Environmental NGOs, managing agencies and research centres gave a largely positive response, while fishers’, ...

  • Los Angeles covers reservoir waters with ´shade balls´

    Los Angeles has been blackballed. The city has completed a program of covering open-air reservoirs with floating "shade balls" to protect water quality. City officials this week dumped the last 20,000 of 96 million black balls into the Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar, 25 miles northwest of downtown. The 4-inch-diameter plastic balls block sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geodiversity information enhances biodiversity conservation

    Geodiversity describes the diversity of the non-biological parts of the natural world such as rocks, soils, landforms and the processes which shape them over time. New research on how geodiversity information has been used to examine or inform conservation policy has been explored through eight different case studies. The research shows the variety and utility of geodiversity information to ...

  • First UN Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking Historic Step Forward, Chief of UN Environment Programme Says

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement after the UN General Assembly adopted its first-ever resolution on wildlife trafficking: "This General Assembly resolution is an historic step forward, and one I believe will spark the firm and concerted international action needed to combat poaching and those who profit ...

  • World Nature Conservation Day

    Celebrated on July 28th each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognises the need to protect and conserve the environment for present and future generations. Rapid development is putting pressure on natural resources like air, water, forests, wildlife, fossil fuels & minerals. It is important to sustainably manage the world’s natural resources and ensure ...


    By DelAgua Group

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