Conservation https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/ News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about conservation in South East Asia & Pacific. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT en Satellites check oil palm expansion in Borneo https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/opinion/satellites-check-oil-palm-expansion-in-borneo.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/opinion/satellites-check-oil-palm-expansion-in-borneo.html Satellite data and computational power bring accountability to the expansion of palm oil plantations in Borneo. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT UN project aims to nix ships’ most dangerous stowaways https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways-1.html Invasive species hitch a ride around the ocean on ships, but there are smart ways to stop it. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: ‘Build female capacity in conservation’ https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/role-models/q-a-build-female-capacity-in-conservation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/role-models/q-a-build-female-capacity-in-conservation.html Protecting the world’s most-trafficked mammal calls for grit and passion, says conservationist Elisa Panjang. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Overfishing fosters growth of coral-eating snails https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/overfishing-fosters-growth-of-coral-eating-snails.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/overfishing-fosters-growth-of-coral-eating-snails.html Overfishing fosters growth of coral-eating snails that pose a greater threat to reefs than warming seas, says study. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Bamboo can power sustainable development https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/climate-change/opinion/bamboo-can-power-sustainable-development.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/climate-change/opinion/bamboo-can-power-sustainable-development.html Bamboo can be vital in mitigating climate change and alleviating poverty but remains ignored, say experts. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Baros mangrove conservation forest https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/multimedia/baros-mangrove-conservation-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/multimedia/baros-mangrove-conservation-forest.html The youth of Baros in Yogyakarta, Indonesia took the lead in planting and preserving mangroves to protect their community from strong sea winds, erosion, and garbage. Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT Decision to increase bigeye tuna catch limit criticised https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/decision-to-increase-bigeye-tuna-catch-limit-criticised.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/fisheries/news/decision-to-increase-bigeye-tuna-catch-limit-criticised.html Tuna governing body agrees to restrict tuna fishing in the Pacific Ocean except for bigeye tuna. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Invest in indigenous people to protect forests - study https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/invest-in-indigenous-people-to-protect-forests.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/invest-in-indigenous-people-to-protect-forests.html Climate finance, while fine for sectors like renewable energy, is destroying forests and inhabitants, says study. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Shift to biogas helps revive forests https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/shift-to-biogas-helps-revive-forests.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/shift-to-biogas-helps-revive-forests.html Forests degraded by fuelwood extraction can regenerate if villagers nearby are given alternate fuels, says study. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:00:00 GMT Dams, reservoirs can rob downstream water users https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/water/news/dams-reservoirs-can-rob-downstream-water-users-cause-shortage.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/water/news/dams-reservoirs-can-rob-downstream-water-users-cause-shortage.html Dams and irrigation systems, while beneficial, can cause water scarcities downstream, says study. Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Legal rights of Pacific Ocean pushed forward https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/legal-rights-of-pacific-ocean-pushed-forward.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/legal-rights-of-pacific-ocean-pushed-forward.html Giving the Pacific Ocean legal rights will help protect itself against pollution and overfishing, say experts. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Listen to forest beats to assess environmental health https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/forest-beats-to-assess-environmental-health-soundscape-forest-conservation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/forestry/news/forest-beats-to-assess-environmental-health-soundscape-forest-conservation.html Recording and listening to sounds in a forest is a cost-effective way to determine environmental health. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:00:00 GMT Aquaculture is main driver of mangrove losses https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/aquaculture-main-driver-cause-of-mangrove-losses-deforestation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/aquaculture-main-driver-cause-of-mangrove-losses-deforestation.html New study confirms devastating effect of aquaculture on mangroves around the world especially in South-East Asia. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lao to protect crop biodiversity with gene banks https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/agriculture/feature/lao-protect-crop-biodiversity-climate-change-effects-gene-banks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/agriculture/feature/lao-protect-crop-biodiversity-climate-change-effects-gene-banks.html Lao is putting in place a plan to protect its rich crop biodiversity and make farming sustainable, says a minister. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT Marine protected areas attract coral-eating predators https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/news/marine-protected-areas-attract-coral-eating-predators.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/news/marine-protected-areas-attract-coral-eating-predators.html Small marine protected areas (MPAs) increase coral cover but also attract coral-eating predators, says study. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT History sounds a warning on island conservation https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/scidev-net-at-large/history-island-conservation-warning-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/scidev-net-at-large/history-island-conservation-warning-1.html The story of the Polynesian voyages carries a warning for climate change impacts in modern times. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:04:54 GMT Islanders unaware of alien plant invasion risk https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/news/islanders-alien-plant-invasion-risk-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/news/islanders-alien-plant-invasion-risk-1.html Better education on the threat of invasive species will boost conservation efforts, conference hears. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:15:55 GMT Tropics told to ban coral-killing sunscreen https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/pollution/news/tropics-ban-coral-killing-sunscreen-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/pollution/news/tropics-ban-coral-killing-sunscreen-1.html Chemical sunscreens damage reefs and marine life, putting additional stress on reefs around the world. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:30:28 GMT More animals at risk of extinction go unreported https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/more-animals-at-risk-of-extinction-go-unreported.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/environment/news/more-animals-at-risk-of-extinction-go-unreported.html Conservation watchdog unable to keep pace with rapid deforestation in mainland South-East Asia. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vietnam risks losing endemic species as quarrying booms https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/feature/vietnam-risks-losing-endemic-species-quarrying-booms.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/asia-pacific/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/asia-pacific/conservation/feature/vietnam-risks-losing-endemic-species-quarrying-booms.html In Hon Chong, Vietnam, scientists warn of mass extinctions of wildlife as limestone hills are quarried for cement. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT