Latest Biodiversity News

EU poised to OK major plan to meet climate goals and better protect nature despite farmer protests

Feb. 28, 2024 00:54 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union is on the brink of approving a major plan to fight climate change and better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc after protests from farmers and opposition from the biggest party in parliament led it to be diluted. The plan is a key...

5 people are trapped in a cave in Slovenia after heavy rainfall causes water levels to rise

Jan. 07, 2024 09:51 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Five people are trapped in a cave in southwestern Slovenia, unable to leave because of high water levels caused by heavy rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The group — a Slovenian family group of three adults and two guides — have been stuck in the...

Endangered species list grows by 2,000. Climate change is part of the problem

Dec. 11, 2023 13:08 PM EST

Climate change is worsening the planet's biodiversity crises, making environments more deadly for thousands of species and accelerating the precipitous decline in the number of plants and animals on Earth, according to an international organization that tracks species health. Species...

Indonesian maleo conservation faced setbacks due to development and plans for a new capital city

Dec. 07, 2023 00:16 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A pair of tall birds with black feathers and pinkish breasts crossed a noisy road to reach a quiet part of a sandy tourist beach in the outskirts of Mamuju, a small town at the westernmost part of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. There the maleos took turns...