Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa’s largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants…

More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study across ecosystems…

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

Around 5.5 million people will face worsening hunger by July if nothing is done to curb the severity and spread of the food crisis. 20 February 2017, Juba &#8211…

Inter American Development Bank grants FAO $75 000 for shrimp and groundfish management on the Guianas-Brazil Shelf

The shrimp and groundfish fisheries of the Guianas-Brazil shelf provide employment to at least 150 000 fishers and many more in auxiliary jobs (processing, marketing/trade, vessel and gear…

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