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.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's annual Red List assesses 97,000 species — 27,000 face extinction. Poaching, invasive pests, agriculture and climate change are driving many of them to the brink.
As we gradually make the switch to renewables and electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium — to make the batteries — is expected to double over the next decade. But it's easy to forget the devastating impacts caused by lithium extraction. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Chile to find out more about the challenge of balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection.
South Arica’s Kruger Park is a heaven for animals and plants alike. But more then one million rural people live on it’s borders. This has put strong pressure onto the area’s medicinal plants. Many species are on the brink of extinction. To turn the tide, Park management is working closely with scientistos and traditional healers to find a sustainable solution.