The worldwide demand for shark-fin soup, shark-tooth medallions, and a false sense of security on beaches everywhere, all combine to leave sharks persecuted and endangered, with millions of them being killed each year.
Shark Awareness Day was designed to provide education and awareness of how … Read more “SHARK AWARENESS DAY 2020”
Whale sharks and two species of manta rays will receive new protection under the law in Taiwan beginning June 1, increasing penalties for anyone found guilty of disturbing or capturing the three species. Under Taiwan’s Wildlife Conservation Act, whale sharks, giant oceanic manta rays, and … Read more “Whale Sharks and Mantas Receive Full Protection in Taiwan”
The ProAves El Paujil Reserve, located in the Serranía de las Quinchas, in the municipalities of Puerto Boyacá, Bolívar and Cimitarra in the departments of Boyacá and Santander, was created to guarantee the preservation of one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in the Magdalena Medio … Read more “MONO ARAÑA, ONE OF THE MOST THREATENED PRIMATES, IN THE PROAVES EL PAUJIL RESERVE”
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, global calls have been intensifying to end the illegal wildlife trade and prohibit sales of live wild animals in markets. At the end of May, the highest echelon of China’s government announced it will strictly enforce recently revamped … Read more “China Escalates Crackdown on Wildlife Trade”
The wetlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are home to six of the world’s 15 species of cranes, including resident Grey Crowned, Black Crowned, Wattled and Blue Cranes, and wintering Demoiselle and Eurasian Cranes. These iconic cranes face many threats, fueled by growing demands for land, water, … Read more “SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ISSUE”
Every 8 June, UN raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Future generations will also depend on the ocean for their livelihoods.
Aquariums, science centers and research institutions, NGOs, … Read more “World Oceans Day 2020”
World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that … Read more “WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020”
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow … Read more “UNITED NATIONS 75TH ANNIVERSARY”
World Giraffe Day is the annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the tallest animal on the longest day or night of 21 June of every year. Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much-loved animals, but an annual event to raise … Read more “WORLD GIRAFFE DAY 21ST OF JUNE 2020”