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Hon. Ibrahim Usman Jibril (3rd from Right) Nigeria’s State Minister for Environment  with side event organisers ©Ken Mwathe

African leaders step up fight against Illegal Wildlife Trade and Poaching

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 09:35

African governments make a commitment towards addressing Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa during the Sixth Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held on 16-19 April in Cairo, Egypt.

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One of Bristly's fourteen remaining companions. Female Stresemann's Bristlefront spotted by Ciro Albano

Say ‘no’ to extinction: saving Bristly and his fourteen companions

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 12:38

Some species cling to existence on mere scraps of remaining habitat until… they’re gone. And once they’re gone, there is no turning back. But while those few individuals resist we have a chance to save them. A chance we are not going to miss.

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Climate Change Agreement rooted in historic signing on Earth Day

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 10:49

Trees are as vital for the health of our planet as the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Data boring? Or data vital?

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 18:23

Do datasets make you yawn? Well think again because without good data we cannot conserve our environment effectively.

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Forest loss this century is driving many species towards extinction, warns new study

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 00:01

Deforestation since the turn of the century has driven at least 500 species of mammals, birds and amphibians closer to extinction, according to a new scientific study published in Conservation Biology journal.

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David Attenborough, CCI DAB inauguration. Photo: SIR CAM/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

BirdLife’s new nest: a home for conservationists

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:41

'We depend on nature for the very air we breathe, for every mouthful of food we consume, for every drop of clean water that we drink.”: these the inspiring words from Sir David Attenborough at the official opening of the new CCI conservation campus

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Winter Wren trying to tell you a message about climate change. Original image: Frank Vassen, flickr

Small bird, big message

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 06:04

New study confirms common birds are powerful indicators of threats from climate change. From Europe to the US the trends match as scientists expected, the data showing coherent and substantial changes in detriment to cold-adapted species

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Seychelles Magpie-robin. Photo: Oliver Smart

Conservation Silver Bullet?

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 20:00

New global assessment finds major benefits to biodiversity when invasive mammals are removed from islands

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Eight million birds killed illegally at 20 Mediterranean locations each year

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 11:35

The huge number is part of the even bigger one of 25 million birds being illicitly trapped, shot or glued annually in the Mediterranean region, according to a BirdLife report.

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