The Pangolin Crisis Fund: hope for pangolins
Wildlife Conservation Network, together with Save Pangolins and in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, is launching the Pangolin Crisis Fund to help save one of the world’s most unique animals from extinction.
Environmental Impact of plastics reveals severe damage to climate
Sweeping new report on global environmental impacts of plastic recommends solutions, including phasing out single-use plastics.
Game-changing agreement for national parks and community development in Chilean Patagonia
The Chilean government has agreed on a proposal by a coalition of conservationists led by Tompkins Conservation and The Pew Charitable Trusts to ensure the future conservation of Patagonia.
’Unprecedented’ loss of biodiversity threatens humanity, report finds
The UN’s IPBES released a summary of far-reaching research on the threats to biodiversity on May 6. The findings are dire, indicating that around 1 million species of plants and animals face extinction.
Electrifying clean vehicle incentives
Energy Independence Now (EIN) provides key recommendations for driving consumer demand for zero-emission vehicles
The city of Los Angeles pledges to become the first Blue Community in the United States
In honor of Tap Water Day, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is excited to announce that the City of Los Angeles is pledging to become the first Blue Community in the United States.
Guns, corals and steel: are nuclear shipwrecks a biodiversity hotspot?
This is the fifth part of the ongoing Reefscape series. The Reefscape Project of the asnerlab.org is supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and is journalistically hosted by Mongabay.
Waorani People win landmark legal victory against Ecuadorian Government
A key legal precedent for indigenous rights and rainforest protection in a major setback for Ecuadorian Government’s plans to drill for oil across 7 million acres of South-Central Ecuadorian Amazon.
The kids are alright: a youth led mobilization is demanding action on climate change
The School Strike 4 Climate saw over 2000 events across 100 countries with a unified demand for immediate advancement on a just and sustainable path to stop climate change.
Extinct in Argentina, the Giant River Otter returns to Esteros de Iberá
The first attempt to reintroduce an extinct mammal in Argentina brings hope for restored ecosystems and increased ecotourism opportunities based on wildlife watching.
Celebrating World Water Day: Leave No One Behind
The motto for 2019’s #WorldWaterDay is “#LeaveNoOneBehind”.
UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change
UN experts on children’s rights, human rights defenders and human rights and the environment today lauded the Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution calling upon States “to provide a safe and empowering context for initiatives organized by young people and children to defend human rights relating to the environment.”