Biodiversity : Newsfile

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  • The albatross moves another step nearer survival

    2 October 2008

    The endangred albatross took another step nearer rescue last week when President Bush transmitted The Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) to the US Senate for approval.

  • Oil palm plantations no substitute for rainforests

    18 September 2008

    The continued expansion of oil palm plantations will worsen the dual environmental crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, unless rainforests are better protected, warn scientists in the most comprehensive review of the subject to date.

  • Extinction threat growing for monkeys

    5 August 2008

    Mankind's closest relatives - the world's monkeys, apes and other primates - are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some literally being eaten into extinction.

  • New hope for Congo rainforest species

    5 June 2008

    The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) plans to designate between 13 and 15 million hectares of the Earth's second largest rainforest region as new protected areas.

  • Study reveals heavy price of conflict with wild elephants

    21 May 2008

    Governments could save human lives and millions of dollars in crop and income losses for the rural poor through better consideration of theneeds of wildlife, according to a new study on conflict between humans and wild elephants in Africa and Asia.

  • Climate change is speeding decline of world's birds

    21 May 2008

    Climate change is accelerating many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, according to the 2008 IUCN Red List of threatened birds.

  • Global biodiversity down by a third in 35 years

    21 May 2008

    Biodiversity has declined by almost a third in the last 35 years, a new report reveals. Marine species such as swordfish were particularly hard hit, falling by 28 per cent between 1995 and 2005 alone, while marine birds have suffered a rapid decline of about 30 per cent since the mid 1990s.

  • Monaco shows tragic face of the great apes

    15 May 2008

    This summer visitors to Monaco will be able to come 'Face to Face' with an extraordinary photographic exhibition dedicated to the great apes.

  • Biodiversity loss - it will make you sick

    1 May 2008

    A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says.

  • Sakhalin pipeline victory for campaigners

    4 March 2008

    Sakhalin Energy has given in to four years of environmental campaigning and announced the withdrawal of its request for government backing for its controversial oil and gas project in the Russian Far East.