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In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.

An Abundance of Loss With the Loss of Abundance

Steve Zack | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We need a conservation ethos that embraces the importance of common and abundant species and the roles they play in nature, and to ensure that their abundance continues to inspire and engage us.

Bali is More than Paradise: It's the Site of the 2014 Summit on Women and Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

The Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots environmental causes around the world.

Climate Change: Expect the Unexpected

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

In the past few weeks, three different events/situations have kept me wondering about how climate change is impacting our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.

On Earth Day, Look to Women for Innovation and Impact

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Here in the Gender Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we are excited by gender-based proposals to address climate change. Why gender-based? Because women have too often been left out of high-level decision-making on environmental threats and opportunities.

Missing in Discussions of Climate Change: Women

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Where are the women? To be fair, they are mentioned as victims of these dire changes. But why are they not included as major actors and agents of change in one of the largest threats humanity has faced in modern times?

World Parks Congress Holds Promise for an Inspired Planet

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.

IUCN Releases First Online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Inland lake habitat. © Dr. Solomon David. Guest blog by: Dr. Solomon David, Postdoctoral Research Associate Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conse...

'Alarming' Threat Of Extinction For Too Many Sharks

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A staggering percentage of the world's sharks and rays are now "alarmingly" close to the brink of extinction, according to the a new study spearheaded...

To Feed or Not to Feed Wildlife

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Although feeding wildlife has become an increasingly common tourist activity, I suspect that many of you have visited a national park or zoo and read ...

First-Ever Index Ranks Nations on Environment and Gender Equality

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tamar Abrams

As some of the greatest thinkers on climate change are gathered in Warsaw, Poland this week for the UN's Global Conference on Climate Change, the ques...

11 Animals That Are Now Extinct... Thanks To Humans

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

Major extinction events are nothing new for the planet, but species are now dying out at an alarming rate thanks to humans. We are presently losing...

Should You Care About Every Single Endangered Species?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Tom Oder: Should you care that an obscure flower that only grows in a very limited area, serves no obvious purpose, an...

What Makes An Ecosystem Endangered?

Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: With many of the world's ecosystems threatened or endangered by human activities like logging and ...

Denver Zoo Welcomes Its First Ever Gerenuk Birth

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

Just over two weeks before the first day of spring, the Denver Zoo welcomed the first ever baby Gerenuk calf to be born in the Mile High City. The...

6 Signs of Progress at UN Biodiversity Conference

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

At recent U.N. conferences, side events carried out by civil society organizations have come to be at least as important as the governmen- level activities themselves, particularly with regard to raising awareness and political or private sector will for innovative solutions.

The Next 'Red List'

Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor The International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved closer to approving its new Re...

'The Future We Want'

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Bianca Jagger

What Rio+20 has demonstrated is that we can no longer stand by and wait for world leaders to provide solutions to prevent us from reaching the tipping point, or point of no return.

WATCH: Clumsy Polar Bears Play With Pumpkin

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

It seems these clumsy polar bears didn't get the memo that Halloween is long gone. But who can blame them for mucking around after a busy few months o...

Tuna Are Both More And Less Endangered Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

Eating tuna is risky. It has been known to lead to mercury poisioning, character assassination, mass extinction and poverty. But it doesn't have t...

Denver Zoo Hatches Three Rare Hawaiian Geese

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.26.2011 | Denver

The Denver Zoo is welcoming three new Nene Geese, aslo known as Hawaii's state bird. Nene Geese are rare, having struggled against extinction in t...

Study: 40 Fish Species Could Vanish

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- A new study suggests that more than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years. The study released Tuesday by ...

Over 1,000 Illegal Tiger Parts Seized In Past Decade

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — More than 1,000 parts of tigers slain by poachers across Asia have been seized over the past decade, raising fears that the big cats a...

Will We Only Save the Cute?

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Can science prevail, on behalf of an animal without the charismatic appeal of the giant panda, the tiger, the orangutan? I'll be standing on the side of the un-cute, in favor of doing the right thing.