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  • From Indonesias elephant to Philippine eagle wildlife matters

    From Indonesias elephant to Philippine eagle wildlife matters

    This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Philippines' destroying its five-ton stockpile of seized elephant tusks.

    The June 21, 2013 incident "marked not only the first time an ivory-consuming nation took such a public action but also the first time a country took steps to guarantee that [seized ivory] could not re-enter the black market," according to Laurel Neme, a noted advisor on environmental and wildlife policy and regular contributor to National Geographic.

    Underscoring the difficulties of destroying ivory and ensuring that there is no "leakage" from government stockpiles, ...

  • Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

    Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

    From the typhoon-ravaged Philippines to the Arizona desert, thousands of people began gathering Saturday, June 6 in small groups in 79 countries for what was touted as the biggest public debate on climate change.

    Results of the day-long consultations will be submitted to climate change negotiators ahead of a year-end United Nations summit in Paris, where world leaders will gather to forge a new treaty aimed at curbing global warming.

    "I hope that decision makers will find this initiative an important echo chamber of citizens' concerns, hopes and aspirations for the kind of world they wan ...

  • 10 animals threatened by climate change

    10 animals threatened by climate change

    Can you imagine a world without the Giant Panda or the Pawikan?

    By the end of the century, thousands of animals may be gone from the face of the Earth. The culprit? Human-induced climate change.

    Over 1,400 endangered species are threatened by a disrupted climate, according to a 2014 report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

    Climate change is drastically changing the habitats and conditions which many types of animals depend on to survive, according to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

    Animals are struggling to adapt but there is a ...