North America

Bird populations in steep decline in North America, study finds

North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a

14 September 2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

“You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said Oussou Lio Appolinaire, an activist from Benin, wearing a traditional outfit in vivid yellows and greens.

05 September 2016

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a

02 September 2016

Rare blue whales spotted off New England coast in 'unheard of' event

Two blue whales have been seen off the New England coast, in a rare sighting of the largest creatures on earth.

28 August 2016

Hawaii: Obama schafft weltgrößtes Meeresschutzgebiet

Barack Obamas Heimat Hawaii bekommt eine 1,5 Millionen Quadratkilometer große marine Schutzzone. In der sensiblen Arktis hatte die US-Regierung noch andere Prioritäten gesetzt.

27 August 2016

Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii

Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea marine national monument, which is now more than twice the size of Texas, is the president’s final push on conservation.

26 August 2016

Endangered species often wait 12 years or more to be listed for protection

A new study has found that endangered species often face long delays — an average of 12 years — to become listed for protection under the U.S.’s Endangered Sp

25 August 2016

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

24 August 2016