The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the world's biggest remaining tracts of rainforest (second only to the Amazon in size), home to unique and threatened species…
Habitat Degradation News
The northeastern Australian state of Queensland is home to lush tropical forests, unique wildlife, and rivers that feed into the largest reef system in the world. But researchers write that…
Bangladesh, regarded by many as the nation most vulnerable to the impacts of global climate change, is on track to construct two coal-fired power plants that critics say are dangerously…
By 2018, artificial trans fats will no longer be found in snack foods, baked goods, and frozen vegetables that Americans feed their families, as announced by the United States Food…
he Republic of the Congo announced the allocation of 6 timber concessions on January 8 covering 2 million hectares (7,722 square miles), an area about the size of Israel. Two…
An accidental discovery late one night in the forests of northeastern India has led to an entirely new genus of tree frogs, one that does some really strange things. The…
The Ecuadorian government recently approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, providing a meaningful victory for activists and locals who spent almost 14 years advocating…
Tucked in the northeast corner of the island of Borneo, the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is home to some of the densest populations of megafauna in Malaysia. The tenuous patchwork of…
Recently released satellite images show that illegal gold mining activities have now encroached upon Tambopata National Reserve, an important protected area in the southern Peruvian Amazon.
This year’s El Niño weather event has intensified dry conditions in both Indonesia and Brazil, providing ideal conditions in the normally wet tropics for fires to burn unchecked.
Rampant deforestation is threatening some of Europe's last old-growth forests.
Global Forest Watch Climate tracks carbon loss as the world attempts to halve deforestation-related emissions and fend off climate catastrophe.
An activist opposing deforestation by an oil palm plantation company allegedly received multiple death threats.
In the largest-ever threat assessment of tree species, researchers find that between 36 to 57 percent of all Amazonian tree species could qualify as globally threatened.
The company is continuing to develop a large plantation in a Sarawak peat forest despite a government commitment to conservation.
Critics say the controversial project will destroy sensitive habitat in a nearby national park.
International NGOs are denouncing the charges brought against Nasako Besingi, a leader in the fight against a project by U.S. agribusiness giant Herakles Farms to develop oil palm plantations in Cameroon.
Every time a new protected area is announced, nature lovers rejoice. But protected areas are not everlasting, as we often tend to believe. Under pressure from increasing human populations, and various…
An unauthorized logging road has encroached in the past three months on the border of what could soon become Peru’s newest national park, according to new satellite imagery.
An illegal timber trade has flourished for the past twenty years, extracting Myanmar’s frontier forests and taking them over land into China virtually unimpeded. A new report by the London-based…
Conservation in madagascar
- Madagascar: Yet another anti-trafficking activist convicted
- One tortoise at a time: Q&A with zoo veterinarian Justin Rosenberg
- Madagascar court upholds sentence for environmental activist
Indonesias forest guardians
- Papuan chef Charles Toto serves up sustainability and environmental protection in a platter
- In eastern Indonesia, a forest tribe pushes back against miners and loggers
- Faith in the forest helps Indonesia’s Dayaks keep plantations, loggers at bay
- Conservation Effectiveness series sparks action, dialogue
- Response to critique on Conservation Effectiveness series (commentary)
- Seek higher standards to honestly assess conservation effectiveness (commentary)
Southeast asian infrastructure
- Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood
- Natural gas project that promised economic boom leaves PNG in ‘worse state’: report
- Sumatran habitat for tigers, orangutans gets a partial reprieve from development
- Raid fails to stop gold mining, death threats on Amazon’s Tropas River
- Dutch support soy transport mega-project, posing major risk to Amazon
- Attack of the turtles: ruralists assault environmental laws, Amazon
- Geneticists: It’s time to mix the Sumatran rhino subspecies
- Mining, erosion threaten Indian rhino haven
- Guardians of India’s rhinos find it takes a village to fight poachers
- There’s now an app for mapping seagrass, the oceans’ great carbon sink
- Shark fisheries hunting dolphins, other marine mammals as bait: Study
- Government subsidies serving to prop up destructive high-seas fishing: study