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2005-10-25 03:50:00

By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY -- International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution. Achim Steiner, director-general of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), said a conservation plan for the unregulated high seas -- part of a U.N.-backed plan -- would be produced by 2008, for adoption by world governments by 2012. "We've had a good century of developing terrestrial protected areas, national parks...

2005-10-13 04:49:55

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2005 "“ Three leading marine conservation organizations will complete an extensive survey next week along the west coast of Aceh Province, Indonesia, to determine the impact of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami on the region's coral reefs. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Reef Check and The World Conservation Union (IUCN) will carry out a two-week survey from October 17-31 of over 600 kilometers of Aceh's southwest coast to...

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2005-04-07 07:20:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Human activities such as hunting and logging have driven nearly one quarter of the world's primate species - man's closest living relatives - to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. Without concerted action, great apes such as the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia and the Eastern gorilla of central Africa are at risk of disappearing, according to the report to be released Thursday by the World Conservation Union, the International Primatological...

2004-11-25 12:00:12

BANGKOK, Thailand - Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday. The World Conservation Union warned at the start of the conference earlier this month that wildlife populations were dwindling at unprecedented rates and that more than 15,500 plant and animal species faced...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'