Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Murder, Rape, and Torture: Fortress Conservation on Trial

Charlie Swaney scanning for animals from his hunting camp, East Fork of the Chandalar River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, August 2002). On November 1, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres opened his remarks at the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, with these words: “The six years, since the Paris Climate […]

The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community 

Snow geese, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. After spending the winter in New Mexico, the snow geese go to the Arctic (Alaska, Nunavut, Siberia) for nesting and rearing their young. (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, 1998). After a long stretch of public inattention, biodiversity conservation is a hot topic again, as if we had […]

New study identifies regions of greatest conservation potential for species, water quality, carbon

A new study has mapped out the regions where conservation actions can maximize the protection of biodiversity, carbon stocks, and water, while a separate study has identified regions of the world where land animals are most at threat. The findings come in the run-up to global summits on both biodiversity conservation and climate change. The […]

Conservation plan for Gorgan Bay approved

TEHRAN – A seven-year plan to revive Gorgan Bay in the Caspian Sea has been approved by the government at the suggestion of the Department of Environment (DOE), First Vice-President Is’haq Jahangiri announced on Saturday. Covering an area of about 400 square kilometers, the Gulf of Gorgan also known as Gorgan Bay is the largest […]

Crowdsourcing NGO purchases 700 acres in Brazil, Kenya for conservation

For the fifth consecutive year, members of This is My Earth (TiME) have successfully raised enough money through crowdsourcing to buy land internationally and turn it into a protected area, saving dozens of endangered species in the process. TiME was established by Prof. Uri Shanas from the Department of Biology and the Environment at the […]

Webinar to discuss landscape conservation around Pasargadae

TEHRAN – An online seminar will be discussing today the latest developments in the conservation of sceneries encircling the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae in southern Iran. The event will also review joint projects Iranian archaeologists and their French counterparts have carried out within and around the World Heritage over the past five years, ISNA reported. Situated about […]

All capabilities employed to fulfill ‘economy of resistance’: VP

Tehran, Feb. 25, IRNA – We are employing all our power and capacity to materialize the ‘economy of resistance’ during the6th Development Plan, said Vice President and head of Cultural Heritage Organization. Iran’s five-year 6th Development Plan kicks off next Iranian calendar year starting March 20. Addressing a panel on sports and cultural heritage, Massoud […]

Demands grow on Israel to release circus teacher for disabled children

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Rights and Accountability 31 January 2016 As 23-year-old Palestinian circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha enters his second month of administrative detention in Israeli prison, new appeals have been issued by Amnesty International for his release. Abu Sakha, who has been a performer and trainer with the Palestinian Circus School since […]

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