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.
New legislation in Brazil has proposed to reduce or eliminate several Amazon conservation areas. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has suggested the bill may be linked to efforts to mine for resources.
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.
Threatened bird species that are getting zapped almost to the point of extinction. In the US, American bald eagles are commonly killed by electrocution, while in Spain the Bonelli's eagle is at risk of disappearing altogether, in part due to power pylons. But scientists in Spain say they’ve found some solutions.