With all the news about Facebook and the Russian involvement in the U.S. election and also the recent headlines about data mining on Facebook, it seems easy to overlook some the important things tech companies are doing in the world of conservation and endangered species. This includes recent events aimed at stopping wildlife trafficking online. [Read more…]
11 March 2018 | by Craig Kasnoff
The United Nations has released a video public service announcement for the World Wildlife Day 2018 to promote this year’s theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat.”
The video features jaguars, lions, snow leopards and other cat species and discusses the efforts being made to save these species. The ‘big cats’ under threat not only includes lions, tigers, [Read more…]
A new tiger survey titled, “Safe Havens for Wild Tigers: A Rapid Assessment of Management Effectiveness against Conservation Assured Tiger Standards” was released prior to, and in conjunction with, World Wildlife Day 2018.
In the survey, the authors say that at least one-third of tiger conservation areas [Read more…]
It appears that scientists in Antarctica have, for the first time, attached a camera to a minke whale. This in an effort to gain a greater understanding of a whale species some scientists say is “poorly understood.”
And according to Dr. Ari Friedlaender, an associate professor from the University of California Santa Cruz and who is the lead scientist on the research, [Read more…]
The Prince of Wales has announced a global call to action to save coral reefs.
His call to action marks the start of the International Year of the Reef campaign, a multi-government and NGO initiative led by the International Coral Reef Initiative in collaboration with the UN Environment Progamme. [Read more…]
11 February 2018 | by Craig Kasnoff
The number of World Heritage sites being threatened with climate change has almost doubled in the last three years, increasing from 35 to 62, according to a report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 – an update of the 2014 World Heritage Outlook report – [Read more…]