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 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 More than 2,500 illegal mining sites identified. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Scientists decry lack of data on ocean pollution 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Forests degraded by fuelwood extraction can regenerate if villagers nearby are given alternate fuels, says study. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:24:00 GMT