Europe

New tools to increase the accuracy of biodiversity monitoring

An EU funded project, has created a range of tools to give a more accurate picture of current biodiversity, aiding efforts for sustainable governance of natural resources.

22 March 2017

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers

Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this month.

22 March 2017

A Silver Lining for Whales & Dolphins

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are among the most fascinating and iconic creatures on our planet.

20 March 2017

Great Bustard Workshop “Cross-border Protection of the Great Bustard in Central Europe” Sets Milestones to 2018

An important international workshop on the cross-border protection of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in Central Europe took place in Illmitz, Austria from 8 to 10 March 2017.

18 March 2017

Les musées, l’autre cible des braconniers

 
Depuis 2009, le trafic de cornes de rhinocéros s’est intensifié. Après les réserves naturelles d’Afrique, les trafiquants s’attaquent désormais aux zoos mais aussi aux musées.
17 March 2017

25 Jahre ASCOBANS-Abkommen: Rettet die Kleinwale!

Die UNO feiert das Jubiläum zum Schutz der Kleinwale. Der "deutsche" Schweinswal in der Ostsee feiert nicht mit. Denn er ist noch immer bedroht.

17 March 2017

Safer Seas for Harbour Porpoises, Bottlenose Dolphins and Orcas

UN Agreement for Small Whales Turns 25 Years Old
 
17 March 2017

Kleine Wale, kleine Schritte

Das UN-Abkommen zum Schutz der Kleinwale wird 25 Jahre alt. Im Langen Eugen in Bonn arbeitet Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma am Erhalt der Meeressäuger-Bestände

17 March 2017

Public Consultation Exercise: 2nd Draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU, in collaboration with BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation and the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group, has today launched a month-long Public Consultation Exercise on the 2nd draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP).The consultation period runs until 16 April 2017.

16 March 2017

Monitoring programmes underestimate human impact on biodiversity

Whether orchids or mammals, insects or slugs and snails: nowadays there are a large number of animals and plants under observation.
16 March 2017