global biodiversity

Waterbirds Disappearing from African-Eurasian Flyways

Article: Waterbirds Disappearing from African-Eurasian Flyways

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, September 15, 2008 (ENS) – Struck by climate change and wetland destruction, 40 percent of the migratory waterbird populations that travel across Africa and Eurasia are in decline, finds a new study presented to delegates at an international migratory waterbird conservation meeting today in Antananarivo. The main causes of decrease in the 522…

Treading Lightly in World's Most Visited Cruise Destination

Article: Treading Lightly in World's Most Visited Cruise Destination

COZUMEL, Mexico, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – To minimize the impact of up to 10,000 visitors a day on Cozumel’s sensitive coral reef ecosystem, a conservation agreement was signed here last week by cruise industry leaders representing government, private sector, civil society, and the cruise lines. Part of the Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative, MARTI, the…