Governments, citizens and private actors all participate in conservation of nature.
From saving threatened and endangered plants and animals, to establishing and managing biosphere reserves and protected areas, conservation is about protecting species and ecosystems - natural resources upon which humans depend. DW presents an automated compilation of content touching on conservation.
Despite conservation efforts, swathes of Brazil's Amazon forest are still lost to deforestation. Small-scale illegal logging can be difficult to monitor, even with satellite-imaging technology. Now, one indigenous tribe is looking to GPS mapping on smartphones to protect their forest.
Bali is Indonesia's biggest tourist destination - and just south of the island's capital, Denpasar, lies Benoa Bay, a delicate ecosystem of coral, sea life and mangroves. But here, too, tourism and development are putting the fragile environment in jeopardy.
In recent decades, wolves have been making a comeback to Germany, after being hunted to extinction in the late 19th century. As wolf numbers in neighboring Poland grew in the late 20th century, they gradually moved west in search of new territory. While conservationists welcome the wolves' return to Germany, not everyone is happy to see the predator.
New satellite data shows the world's forests are in severe decline. Global Forest Watch conducted an analysis of one million satellite images, revealing emerging global trends in deforestation. DW talks to Mikaela Weisse, a research analyst at Global Forest Watch, to find out more.
When it comes to marine animals, charismatic species like dolphins and whales get all the attention. But what about the weird-looking creatures that also live in the ocean's depths? Although they're not beautiful, they still play an important role in marine ecosystems. Lucky for them, biologist and comedian Simon Watt has a special fondness for those hit by the ugly stick.
So far this year, more than 1,000 dolphin carcasses have washed up on beaches in southwest England, and on France's Atlantic coast. Local media have described the deaths as a mystery - but many scientists blame large-scale fishing trawlers.
The world's oceans are full of weird and wonderful creatures. We splash down under the waves for a glimpse at some of the less charismatic species, we find out what's behind Europe's mysterious dolphin deaths, and we meet a tiny undersea sociopath who likes to smash things.
Tanzania's government still wants a hydroelectric dam built in a key wildlife reserve despite mounting appeals from UNESCO. The WWF conservation group says the project also threatens the livelihoods of 200,000 residents.