Conservation https://scidev.net/global/environment/conservation/ News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about conservation for global development. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:34:42 GMT en Leftover brine threatens future desalination https://scidev.net/global/water/news/leftover-brine-threatens-future-desalination-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/leftover-brine-threatens-future-desalination-1x.html The global rise in desalinisation plants is a double-edged sword, study warns. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:34:42 GMT Venezuela worst for illegal Amazon mining - study https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/venezuela-worst-for-illegal-amazon-mining-study.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/venezuela-worst-for-illegal-amazon-mining-study.html More than 2,500 illegal mining sites identified. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Scientists decry lack of data on ocean pollution https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html Data analysis warns of critical information gap on litter and toxic materials in marine protected areas. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:55:42 GMT UN conference sets agenda for biodiversity research https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/un-conference-sets-agenda-for-biodiversity-research.html 196 countries agree to step up the study and preservation of wildlife around the globe. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:33:00 GMT Good preservation can couple environment with jobs and revenue https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/scidev-net-at-large/good-preservation-can-couple-environment-with-jobs-and-revenue.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/scidev-net-at-large/good-preservation-can-couple-environment-with-jobs-and-revenue.html A booklet shows how environmental protection can bring money and jobs to local people. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:11:17 GMT UN project aims to nix ships’ most dangerous stowaways https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/un-project-aims-to-nix-ships-most-dangerous-stowaways.html Invasive species hitch a ride around the ocean on ships, but there are smart ways to stop it. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMT Legal tweak could wreck Amazon forest https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html The Terra Legal law was intended to help with indigenous land tenure, but could be abused and result in rampant deforestation. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conservation spending could boost Brazil’s prosperity https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html Brazil could reduce poverty and create jobs if it would spend more money on protecting biodiversity, a report has found. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Scientists pin down fraud that fuels illegal Amazon logging https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-pin-down-fraud-that-fuels-illegal-amazon-logging.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-pin-down-fraud-that-fuels-illegal-amazon-logging.html Paper-based systems and poor resources mean officers miss false data on timber species and origin. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:04:11 GMT New way to save endangered sharks – and our seafood https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/new-way-to-save-endangered-sharks-and-our-seafood.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/new-way-to-save-endangered-sharks-and-our-seafood.html A genetic tool identifies illegal fishing of endangered sharks that help keep ecosystems and our fisheries intact. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:37:31 GMT Brazil on track for costly failure on climate targets https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-on-track-for-costly-failure-on-climate-targets.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-on-track-for-costly-failure-on-climate-targets.html Other sectors of the economy cannot compensate for country’s erosion of deforestation control policies, study warns. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:23:49 GMT Scientists decry Brazil’s move on biodiversity research https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-decry-brazil-s-move-on-biodiversity-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/scientists-decry-brazil-s-move-on-biodiversity-research.html Change in national legislation threatens local research and international collaborations. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:45:27 GMT Latin America’s tropical dry forests fading away https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/latin-america-tropical-dry-forests-fading.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/latin-america-tropical-dry-forests-fading.html Overlooked by science, these forests are fragmented and under threat. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT World’s biodiversity lost faster than it recovers https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/world-s-biodiversity-lost-faster-than-it-recovers.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/world-s-biodiversity-lost-faster-than-it-recovers.html Assessments signed off by hundreds of scientists warn about the health of the planet. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:30:00 GMT Brazil’s high court upholds ‘risky’ forest code https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-high-court-upholds-risky-forest-code.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-high-court-upholds-risky-forest-code.html Researchers and environmentalists argue the decision will have serious consequences. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:35:14 GMT Decision to increase bigeye tuna catch limit criticised https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/decision-to-increase-bigeye-tuna-catch-limit-criticised-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/decision-to-increase-bigeye-tuna-catch-limit-criticised-1x.html Tuna governing body agrees to restrict tuna fishing in the Pacific Ocean except for bigeye tuna. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:03 GMT Inventory revises down Amazon tree species list https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/inventory-revises-down-amazon-tree-species-list.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/inventory-revises-down-amazon-tree-species-list.html A recent inventory reveals knowledge gaps, showing up to 40 per cent fewer tree species than previously estimated. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Climate finance failing on forest protection https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/climate-finance-failing-on-forest-protection.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/climate-finance-failing-on-forest-protection.html Protection of forests and indigenous rights are not being targeted with climate funds, which favour energy projects. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:27:09 GMT Potatoes, allies on Earth and on Mars https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/multimedia/potatoes-allies-on-earth-and-on-mars.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/multimedia/potatoes-allies-on-earth-and-on-mars.html Simulation experiment shows potatoes can survive in the extreme climatic conditions found on Mars. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:18:42 GMT Shift to biogas helps revive forests https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/conservation/conservation_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html Forests degraded by fuelwood extraction can regenerate if villagers nearby are given alternate fuels, says study. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:24:00 GMT