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Satellite technology pinpoints behaviour of rare vultures

On June 21, 2005, BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society have announced a significant advance in the understanding and conservation of threatened vultures in Indochina.


Native Lands Issues To Be Highlighted at the 8th World Wilderness Congress (WWC)

The 8th World Wilderness Congress (WWC) will, for the first time ever, bring together as many as 30 indigenous groups – from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Africa – with the goal of forming an international Native Lands and Wilderness Council.


Extinct Woodpecker Rediscovered in Arkansas Refuge

The ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, has been spotted in the swamp forests of eastern Arkansas, according to a paper published today online by the journal "Science."


Governments Propose New CITES Trade Rules For Dozens of Wildlife Species

The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation
and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great
white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle
species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald
eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.


Sustaining Vicuña Populations Through Community Involvement

The vicuña is one of the most smallest South American Camelids
and is probably linked to its cousin the Alpaca. Vicuña are distributed
along five countries in South America, which include Argentina, Peru,
Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.


Foundation for Otters

Otters have almost totally disappeared in Western Europe and the number of this species is gradually decreasing today all over Europe. Poaching is on the rise, and populations are fragmented and isolated. Today, the main causes in Western countries are the destruction of wetland habitats and water pollution.


Governments Propose New CITES Trade Rules For Dozens of Wildlife Species

The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation
and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great
white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle
species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald
eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.


Remediation of the environmental Impacts of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams in Ghana

The Ghana Hydropower Project has been described as the largest and most ambitious single project implemented since Ghana’s independence in 1957. The project was conceived as a symbol of sound economic progress in the newly independent country. It was intended as multi-purpose project because in addition to the generation of electric power for industry and for urban and rural household energy needs, it was to provide opportunities for large-scale irrigation, modernisation of agriculture, promotion of factories and industries, and the establishment of tourist facilities.


Conservation of the Dana Wildlands and the Azraq Oasis

The RSCN Dana Reserve Management Plan (1996) follows the guidelines of the NCC (Natural Conservancy Council, UK) and is one of the first fully comprehensive management plans for the sustainable conservation of a Reserve anywhere in the region.


Integrated Conservation and Development (ICAD) in Papua New Guinea

The Programme’s principal aim was to expand the country’s protected area system in order to establish a representative system that provides for the management of PNG’s considerable biodiversity endowment.


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