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Conservation documents for half of all critically endangered species don’t mention climate change

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Conservation documents for more than half of Australia’s critically endangered species and habitats fail to mention climate change according to new analysis that argues there is a significant “climate gap” in the mana...

Once a global conservation success story, New Zealand’s black robin in trouble again

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Forty years ago, on a remote rocky island in the Pacific, 800km east of New Zealand, a conservationist set out to bring the rarest bird in the world back from the brink of extinction. Don Merton, wearing a check shirt...

Saving species: the charity that Sir David Attenborough says ‘invented conservation’

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When Prince William took over the patronage of Fauna & Flora International last year from his grandmother, the Queen, he threw a fresh spotlight on the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisati...

US conservation group to drop Audubon name over ‘pain’ caused by slaveholder

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A leading US conservation group, the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS), has announced it will change its name, due to the “pain” caused by the 19th-century ornithologist and slaveholder John James Audubon. The group, w...

Raising funds, saving species: the charity that Sir David Attenborough says ‘invented conservation’

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When Prince William took over the patronage of Fauna & Flora International last year from his grandmother, the Queen, he threw a fresh spotlight on the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisati...

‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation

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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has said he realised just how fragile the Earth was when he looked back down at it from space, while committing $1bn to conservation projects around the world. The money , made throu...

Indigenous peoples call for ‘new alliance with equal rights’ at IUCN conservation summit

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Indigenous voices on the environment are finally being heard as Marseille hosts a global biodiversity summit, with a call to protect 80% of the Amazon, as well as a “counter conference” highlighting the conservation m...

From 1m trees to a tree graveyard: how Dubai’s conservation plans went awry

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It all began so beautifully, with the ruler of Dubai photographed planting the first tree of his ambitious environmental initiative, as smiling officials applauded around him. In 2010, the One Million Trees initiative...

Africa’s park tourism crash is a wake-up call. Can we find new ways to finance conservation?

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That African governments have failed to mobilise funds to conserve their vast protected areas is not in doubt. Countries were just about managing to pay basic salaries to rangers who barely had enough to put fuel in t...

Greek firefighters tackle major forest fire in conservation area near Athens

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Hundreds of firefighters battled Greece’s first major forest fire of the summer on Saturday, as experts warned of a “huge ecological disaster” in a nature conservation area near Athens. The fire, which broke out late ...

Conservation legend Roy Dennis: ‘We’re facing an ecological crisis, but it’s exciting too’

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As he strolls beside Loch Garten in his fleece, binoculars around his neck, Roy Dennis looks every inch the spry, bird-loving grandad that he is. With his soft Hampshire burr and genial demeanour, it seems like he wou...

Create national parks around UK coastline, conservation group says

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National parks should be created in the waters around the UK coast to help conserve fragile marine habitats and give people access to more of Britain’s natural heritage, a marine conservation group has said. Blue Mari...