On international day for biological diversity, the IUCN celebrates successful conservation action with images and stories of 12 species and the efforts underway to improve their status.Click on the link below to read the full article.
...a group of researchers spent five weeks looking for five species of rare bats and flying foxes in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.Click on the link below to read the full article.
Palmyra Atoll has been declared a Hope Spot due to its diversity of life and critical importance to the health of the world"s oceans.Click on the link below to read the full article.
Related news from the Indian Ocean - Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme
An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world"s oceans.Click on the link below to read the full story.
Bridging the conservation genetics gap by identifying barriers to implementation for conservation practitioners
Genetics is a useful tool for conservation, but it is routinely not integrated into conservation management strategy. Despite its recognised importance for species" persistence, integrating genetics into conservation management has proved...
Auckland is home to seven species of gecko, but the Department of Conservation says six of these species are at risk.Click on the link below to read the full story.
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has released its revised Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning, which aim to ensure conservationists can develop appropriate and realistic conservation plans for species in the current era of...
Bigger or better: The relative benefits of protected area network expansion and enforcement for the conservation of an exploited species
The global portfolio of protected areas is growing rapidly, despite widely recognized shortfalls in management effectiveness. Pressure to meet area-coverage and management effectiveness objectives makes it essential to determine how limited...
On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of giant bats known as flying foxes as currency. Now, perhaps paradoxically, researchers suggest this practice could help save these bats from potential extinction.Click on the link below to read the...
Scientists may soon be able to monitor whole ecosystems in real time.Click on the link below to read the full article.