Tag: wildlife

area based conservation

Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century

In the Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century "Adequate protection of the world’s biodiversity will require conservation areas in the right places, the involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in decision-making and management, ecologically connectivity between protected areas, and much more financing."In an article in Mongabay, writer Liz Kimbrough reports that area-based...
Africa forest dwellers

COVID-19-led ban on wild meat could take protein off the table for millions of forest dwellers

In the wake of COVID-19, conservationists have greeted China’s recent clampdown on wild animal hunting and consumption with enthusiasm. The government made the move based on scientific theories that COVID-19 was transmitted from a pangolin or a bat to humans in a market in the city of Wuhan. A similar response to the capture and consumption of wild meat occurred during the Ebola outbreak,...
UK wildlife report

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970 – Report

Extract: Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted by an average of 60% since 1970. A quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report The State of Nature report also found that the area inhabited by officially designated “priority species” has shrunk by 27%. The species are those deemed most important and...
wildlife trade

In the media: Global wildlife trade higher than thought

Extract: In an article on October 7, 2019, BBC science and environment writer Helen Briggs reported the findings of scientists from universities in the US and UK, who jointly analysed data collated on a range of species, which reveal that the wildlife trade is about 50% higher than previous estimates. "The sheer diversity of species being traded is astounding - the risk that that will grow is...

COVID-19: wildlife trade and communities: a selection of recently published articles

We are sharing some links to recent COVID-19 related news articles and papers recommended in the IUCN SULi Digest March and April 2020 Edition. Some of these articles also appear as blogs on our blog page Wildlife trade and trade bans Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them by Dilys Roe Wildlife trade: Regulated markets involving local communities,...

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them

As the content of the post-2020 biodiversity framework is being developed, Dilys Roe discusses the role of sustainable use in reducing biodiversity loss and saving wild species, and some of the potential implications of COVID-19. Before the sudden and dramatic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultative workshop on sustainable use of wild species was due to be held this week in...
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