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.
Over 500 rare Central Asian antelopes have been found dead from unknown causes in northern Kazakhstan. The news will disappoint conservationists trying to boost numbers of the endangered saiga, a distinctive creature with a long, humped nose that...
These maps are the result of an unprecedented effort by Nature Conservancy scientists, in collaboration with governments, scientists and conservation organizations around the world - over 80 global maps describing the state of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats...
These stunning photographs were taken by National Geographic photographer Victor Lyagushkin at the Blue Lake in Russia. 'The aim of the project was to make scientists pay attention to this lake and to make them start researching it. We wanted people to understand that this is not a puddle, an but unknown and wonderful world under the water,' said Lyagushkin.
In order to improve nature conservation in Armenia, FPWC has taken over, since October 2010, the responsibility for more than 1000 hectares of pristine land in the vicinity of Khosrov Reserve. FPWC aims to maintain the area as a protected Buffer Zone for the reserve. Moreover a part of the territory forms a corridor for the critically endangered Armenian Mufflon reaching from the Urts Mountain Range to the Khosrov Reserve.
In the green, mountainous land of western Armenia, far from any major city, you might think the forest could take care of itself. But this once wooded land is now largely stripped bare, the result of centuries of logging. Today it is a landscape of grassy hillsides, with the remaining trees scarce and lonely on the hilltops.
It is a scene that has become common in many countries where people regard forests mostly as sources of timber to sell. But now things are changing, thanks to the efforts of environmental activists ......
Conservationists have long called for creating ecological corridors that would enable large mammals and other wildlife to roam more freely across an increasingly developed planet. But now scientists are taking a closer look at just how well these corridors are working and what role they might play in a warming world.
EcoLur continues 'Make Your Voice Heard' video cycle where people living in ecological hotspots speak about their problems. They think over what is happening with their water, forests and whether their children can live in these areas.... (Video in Armenian)
A ranger has been killed on patrol in Borjomi Karagauli National Park whilst trying to stop a group of poachers. This is the first death on patrol in the region, and shows that rangers are on the front line enforcing the law - several years ago these confrontations would rarely have happened, either because some rangers accepted money to allow poachers to enter the parks or because of a lack of equipment they weren't able to reach the more remote areas. Now corruption has been stamped out and the dedicated rangers that remain believe in the value of protecting the parks.
Working for only €200 per month, these men face difficult conditions to protect one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. International NGO's such as the Caucasus Nature Fund work to increase their pay and provide them with necessary equipment, but there is still much to do. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
The celebration of Earth Day is gaining in popularity at a rapid pace in Armenia. This year, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) celebrated by planting trees in the community of Teghenik in the Kotayk region. On Fri., April 20, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and the United Nations joined ATP to plant a cluster of decorative and fruit trees in Teghenik.
Charismatic megafauna dominate fund-raising efforts at the expense of species facing greater threats, researchers report.
We humans are quite fond of ourselves. So much so that our narcissism tends to influence our preferences for other species, too. We generally favor big, attractive mammals with forward-facing eyes, and this bias is reflected in the conservation dollars we donate.
Overcrowded Europe may be culturally dense, brimming with historic cities and manicured landscapes, but it also has some genuine wilderness areas – albeit in the recesses of the continent.
There are only 12 parks in the selective Pan Parks network, which stretches across 10 countries, from Finland to Georgia. In the core areas in these parks, no human exploitation is allowed, no roads or construction, no hunting, fishing, mining, logging, grazing or even grass cutting. And Borjomi Kharagauli National Park in Georgia is one of them.
PAN Parks Foundation calls upon the nomination of 2014 as the International Year of Wilderness. Such a nomination will help to secure the necessary political and public support for 'The Million Project', which aims at guaranteeing the protection of 1 million hectares of Europe’s wilderness by 2015.
For those of us who have made conservation our life’s work, Earth Day can be something of a bittersweet occasion. On the one hand, it is a time to celebrate the successes of this vital movement; this year at Conservation International, we are marking our first quarter-century of protecting nature for the well-being of humanity. On the other hand, it is a time to be humbled — and similarly inspired — by how much more work we all have to do. It seems that now, 42 years after the first Earth Day, the times are a-changing as much as they ever were.
MME/BirdLife in Hungary, in cooperation with 8 other conservation organisations just launched a 5 years LIFE+ project that will aim to find effective and alternative solutions to crimes toward birds in Hungary, ...
A new study has found that the decline in large predators, particularly wolves, in forest systems across the Northern Hemisphere has triggered major ecosystem disruptions and loss of biodiversity.
In a survey of 42 studies conducted over the past 50 years, scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) found that the loss of mammalian predators in forest ecosystems across North America, Europe and Asia has allowed an increase in populations of moose, deer, and other large herbivore species, which in turn has impaired the growth of young trees.
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