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.
White truffles, a delicacy of Italy, fetch around 300-450 euros per 100 grams. One reason the price is so high is because these 'white gold’ mushrooms are becoming increasingly rare. Over the past 25 years, there has been a 30 percent decrease in truffle supply, and in some places, truffles have disappeared altogether. But conservations are determined to save the truffle.
The Romanian Carpathians are one of the few remaining pockets of old-growth forests in Europe. But the future of these forests is at risk due to logging and environmental degradation. Greenpeace has started documenting the forests with the hope of raising awareness before it's too late.