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.
Florida's Everglades are one of America's most ecologically diverse areas. But the invasive Burmese python's population has exploded there. The giant snakes have a voracious appetite and are devastating the native wildlife. In a bid to tackle the problem, local authorities have sent in a select group of python hunters.
A new study warns that poachers and animal traffickers are using scientific data published online ... to track down rare and endangered species. It found that more than 20 newly discovered creatures had been targeted because their locations had been made public. DW talks to David Lindenmayer, a conservation biologist at the Australian National University.