World Conservation Issues

  • Biological Annihilation

    A global evaluation of population trends has led biologists to report that more than 30% of all vertebrate species have declining populations. Described as a “biological annihilation”, the results show that a sixth mass extinction is underway and is more severe than previously thought.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th July 2017
  • Animal Symbols In Need of Protection

    A new study has found that the world’s national animal symbols are in need of protection, as 35% of them are threatened with extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th June 2017
  • Natural Disasters Pose Threat to Rare Rhinos

    The world’s only population of critically endangered Javan rhinos could go extinct in the future due to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Scientists are urging the establishment of secure populations and increasing the existing population in Ujung Kulan National Park.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th May 2017
  • Logging Threatens Leatherbacks

    Debris from logging activities in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of their mothers at one of the world’s most important nesting sites.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th May 2017
  • Antarctica’s Declining Biodiversity

    Despite its remote location that appears to be far from the impacts of humans, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in as good environmental shape as has been previously thought.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th April 2017
  • Manatees Facing a Safe Future

    A new report has concluded that Florida’s manatees are likely to persist for the next 100 years despite facing continued threats, providing that wildlife managers continue to protect these iconic mammals and their habitat.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th April 2017
  • Hunting A Major Threat

    For the first time, hunting-induced declines in animal populations have been analysed. This new research discovered that hunting is a major threat to wildlife, particularly in the tropics.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th April 2017
  • The Endangered Freshwater Giants

    Freshwater megafauna are in decline, but their importance to ecosystems and other species is great. Scientists are calling for more research and conservation actions for these species, to protect and reverse the declining biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th March 2017
  • The Cost of De-Extinction

    A new study has found that de-extinction could actually lead to biodiversity loss rather than gain. Money spent on de-extinction would divert resources away from conservation programmes aimed at preventing the extinction of endangered animals.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2017

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