Civets in Bali’s civet coffee plantations are held in small, filthy cages, with little space to move around. The caged animals have little access to clean water and are often fed a poor diet comprising only of coffee cherries, a new study has found.
Researchers who have just completed a study in Wisconsin and Michigan — two states where the on-again, off-again protected status of wolves between 1995 and 2012 has led to what the scientists characterised as something of a “quasi-experiment” in itself — say that legalised hunting may actually have the exact opposite effect as what’s intended.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to develop what it says is the most advanced satellite ever deployed for measuring the carbon content of tropical rainforests. Named, appropriately enough, “Biomass”, the satellite will launch in 2021 and is explicitly designed to support REDD+. The ESA says it will provide more accurate measurements of carbon content than even ground-truthing now provides.
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Although it seems counterintuitive to destroy ivory, a valuable commodity, there are good reasons for a country – even one as poor as Kenya – to burn ivory, say South African Institute for International Affairs researchers Chris Alden and Ross Harvey.
Oceans are a critical ally to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable livelihoods, and we must do more to safeguard them, say Swedish international development minister Isabella Lovin, Global Ocean Commission co-chair Trevor Manuel and Fiji foreign affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Sharks are more valuable when left alive, rather than finned, says Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary of UNEP's Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. But much more needs to be done to protect them.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...
Pure Advantage's new independent report, Green Growth: Opportunities for New Zealand, is the first robust analytical assessment of New Zealand's green growth economic opportunities within a global context.