conservation

Near-total ban imposed on sending wild African elephants to zoos

Near-total ban imposed on sending wild African elephants to zoos

Cites, the global wildlife trade regulator, approves ‘momentous’ decision after EU adds loophole The regulator of global wildlife trade has decided to impose a near-total ban on sending African
Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges to break August records

Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges to break August records

1,114.8 sq km cut down this month, the same area as Hong Kong – on top of damage from fires Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest August level since the current monitoring system
Tell us how you have been affected by the Amazon fires

Tell us how you have been affected by the Amazon fires

We want to hear from people living or working on the frontline of the fires destroying forests in Brazil, Bolivia and across the regionSmoke from wildfires burning in the Amazon shrouded São Paulo in
Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7

Senior official says funds should be spent on reforesting Europe and not on ‘colonialist practices’Amazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?A senior Brazilian official has told
Bolsonaro Government Throws Tantrum, Says It Won't Accept Amazon Firefighting Funds

Bolsonaro Government Throws Tantrum, Says It Won't Accept Amazon Firefighting Funds

Brazilian president and far-right climate denier Jair Bolsonaro won’t even accept the paltry $20 million that G7 countries pledged towards creating a fund to “help Amazon countries fight wildfires and
G7 cash for Amazon fires is ‘chump change’, say campaigners

G7 cash for Amazon fires is ‘chump change’, say campaigners

World leaders offer $20m now plus reforestation plan, but critics want major policy shiftsThe G7’s pledge of $20m (£16m) to douse the fires in the Amazon has been dismissed as “chump change” by
G7 leaders agree plan to help Amazon countries fight wildfires

G7 leaders agree plan to help Amazon countries fight wildfires

Emmanuel Macron says $20m fund and long-term initiative to protect rainforest agreed on in BiarritzThe G7 countries have agreed to an immediate $20m (£16m) aid package to help Amazon countries fight
Cuba drastically reforms fishing laws to protect coral reef, sharks and rays

Cuba drastically reforms fishing laws to protect coral reef, sharks and rays

Reforms will oblige Cuba to work more closely with its US neighbours – in spite of US President Trump’s frosty attitudeCuba has introduced sweeping reforms of its fishing laws in a move seen as
Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Wildfires After Widespread Outrage at Bolsonaro's Government

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Wildfires After Widespread Outrage at Bolsonaro's Government

Brazil has deployed nearly 44,000 soldiers as part of an operation to fight the rampant fires currently burning in much of the Amazon, with officials stating two C-130 firefighting planes have also
Jair Bolsonaro claims 'profound love' for Amazon rainforest as criticism intensifies

Jair Bolsonaro claims 'profound love' for Amazon rainforest as criticism intensifies

President uses TV speech to criticise ‘disinformation’ about fire crisis, saying it cannot be used as pretext for sanctions Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has professed to feeling
Amazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?

Amazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?

Why people should be worried about the blazes and increased deforestation in BrazilThousands of fires are burning in Brazil, many of them in the world’s biggest rainforest, which is sending clouds of
G7 leaders to hold emergency talks over Amazon wildfires crisis

G7 leaders to hold emergency talks over Amazon wildfires crisis

Brazil’s handling of fires to top agenda in Biarritz as France and Ireland threaten to block trade dealAmazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?Leaders of the world’s major
Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

Experts say international pressure may be only way to sway Bolsonaro governmentInternational pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon,
Brazil's environment minister heckled at climate conference - video report

Brazil's environment minister heckled at climate conference - video report

Jeering activists interrupted a speech by Ricardo Salles on Wednesday at the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week conference in Salvador, Brazil. Booing protesters virtually drowned out Salles'
Brazilian minister booed at climate event as outcry grows over Amazon fires

Brazilian minister booed at climate event as outcry grows over Amazon fires

Political storm over rainforest devastation as Ricardo Salles attends summit The environment minister of Brazil, where wildfires have been sweeping the Amazon rainforest, was booed at a climate event
Belize's fishers net bounty of trailblazing approach – in pictures

Belize's fishers net bounty of trailblazing approach – in pictures

A strict conservation programme is helping protect the tiny country’s marine ecosystems, despite the growing threat of steadily warming watersWhy Belize is a world leader in protecting the oceanAll
Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be setting Amazon rainforest on fire – video

Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be setting Amazon rainforest on fire – video

The Brazilian president has said NGOs could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to embarrass his government after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro had no evidence but said 'everything indicates' that
Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs behind Amazon forest fire surge – but provides no evidence

Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs behind Amazon forest fire surge – but provides no evidence

Brazilian president claims green groups behind blazes, which have increased 84% over same period last yearThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in
Two tigers seized from traffickers every week, report finds

Two tigers seized from traffickers every week, report finds

Closure of tiger farms among urgent steps needed to protect species, wildlife summit hearsTwo illegally smuggled tigers per week are being seized by officials, according to a report, but this
The Trump administration can't gut the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration can't gut the Endangered Species Act

In 1973, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Endangered Species Act by a stark vote of 355 to 4. Forty-six years later, over 80 percent of Americans support the nation's bedrock conservation law,