World Sep 25, 2018

Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Thousands of scientists joined Monday to accuse the Trump administration of trying to erode the Endangered Species Act in favor of commercial interests with a plan to revamp regulations that have formed a bedrock of U.S. wildlife protection for over 40 years. The extraordinary critique ...

Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haul

Asia Pacific Aug 20, 2018

Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haul

Malaysia has seized rhinoceros horns worth nearly $12 million bound for Vietnam, the Southeast Asian nation's largest haul of such contraband, officials said on Monday. Wildlife experts say Malaysia is a major transit point for the illegal trafficking of endangered species to other Asian countries. Officials ...

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

National Aug 23, 2017

Goshawks taken off scarce species list as population recovers

Japan is set to remove goshawks from its scarce species list after a government subcommittee approved the move Wednesday following an increase in their population. Goshawks, whose numbers were estimated at 9,000 in a survey conducted by the Environment Ministry at the turn of the ...

Understanding the complex web of life

Environment | OUR PLANET EARTH Oct 25, 2014

Understanding the complex web of life

by Stephen Hesse

"Biodiversity provides the foundation on which all life depends, including human societies," writes Nik Sekhran in the opening pages of "Biodiversity for Sustainable Development," a captivating book released earlier this month by the United Nations Development Programme. "Ecosystems and biodiversity provide our food, water, fuel, ...