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Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus
The Caucasus is one of the most diverse places on earth, with more species per acre than any other temperate zone. Leopards still roam here, only a few hours from central Europe, and conservation strategy is one of the few examples of inter-country collaboration in this region. A fascinating blend of culture, society and traditional life set in a history of fragmentation and conflict.
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Climate Change Increases Costs of Conserving Biodiversity

Climate Change Increases Costs of Conserving Biodiversity | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
This week, a group of international researchers convened by CI released several new studies on the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Jonah Busch, lead author of the paper “Climate Change and the Cost of Conserving Species in Madagascar,” explains his new research in today’s blog.
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From a Glaciers Perspective

From a Glaciers Perspective | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it

Irik Glacier flows down the southeast flank of Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia.  A decrease of area of glaciers of the Central Caucasus by 16% in the last 40 years is reported, on Elbrus the loss has been 8 %.  What does this tell us about climate change?

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The top 15 hot conservation topics for 2012

The top 15 hot conservation topics for 2012 | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it

Mining for rare earth elements in the deep ocean, a surge in the number of drugs in the environment, and warming of the deep sea are among 15 key conservation issues scientists say could affect the diversity of life on Earth in the near future.

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Five Gabala Principles Point Way to Rio

Five Gabala Principles Point Way to Rio | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
Recently I outlined my support for the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and his aim for more young people to be included in crucial discussions on major policy issues such as sustainability and our global fight against climate change.
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GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen

GoodnessTv - The Forest Connection - Conservation International (CI) at COP15 in Copenhagen | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
As the international climate change discussion heats up, CIs leaders and partners explain a crucial strategy for climate change mitigation: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus conservation (REDD+).
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Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
While the world debates the best ways to address climate change, Mark Tercek says that one strategy is a no brainer. Find out which.
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The Extinction List: Who's Up Next in 2012?

The Extinction List: Who's Up Next in 2012? | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
As most of us already know, 2011 marked the devastating announcement that the Western Black Rhino -- one of Africa's most treasured species -- is now extinct. This new member of Club Extinction begs the question, "who will join the extinction list in 2012?" And, more importantly, "how can we stop this rapidly growing list?"
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The quality of the third of European forests is getting worse

The quality of the third of European forests is getting worse | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
The third of European forests is in a worse condition than ten years ago. This negative development is mainly caused by the climate changes. European Wildlife conservation organisation reminded that at the occasion of a continuing United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011.
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At Durban Climate Talks, a Test of Leadership

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Two years ago, the world was watching as climate talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Copenhagen. We all knew that global cooperation was essential to protect our communities, nations and planet from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

 

But as negotiations kick off next week in Durban, South Africa — and the world struggles to deal with debt-ridden economies, political upheavals and protests taking place across the globe — international attention is focused elsewhere.
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