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.
Amphibian numbers around the world are dwindling. More than 150 species are believed to have gone extinct in the last 20 years. In Germany, the common toad is in trouble. One of the biggest threats it faces is traffic. For Save the Frog Day (29.09.2017), DW pays a visit to dedicated volunteers helping their froggy friends to survive and multiply - by getting them safely across the road.
Romania is home to almost two-thirds of the EU's old-growth forests. But vast areas of these ancient woodlands have been destroyed in recent years. Lawmakers are debating a bill that would dramatically lower maximum penalties for illegal logging. But environmentalists haven't given up the fight.
For thrill-seeking tourists the adrenaline rush of coming face-to-face with the notorious great white shark is top of their travel agenda. But cage diving tour operators in South Africa are worried. The local white shark population is becoming so scarce on the west coast, scientists fear the apex hunters may be dying out.