Sustainable Development


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Tim Flach
Insects might not interest everyone but they are essential for sustaining life. As soon as their numbers are diminishing, many things are not controlled
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Oct 23 2017
Sustainable Development has been commented on by 294 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Sustainable Development are: Ryan Zinke, Barack Obama, Jenifer Bosworth and Michael Blencowe. For instance, the most recent quote from Ryan Zinke is: “We have a royalty committee that we established to make sure the American public is getting value. If you are doing commercial work on our public lands, the No. 1 stakeholder is the American public, and they need a fair return. We are spending $2 billion a year fighting fires, money that could be going to far better conservation efforts. Some of the anger is that our grand bargains have been broken, and those bargains said that you had wilderness, but you also have grazing; you could also hunt and fish.”.
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Kathryn England - Zoological Society of London

Obviously as a conservation charity the subject of plastic in the ocean is very close to our

Ian McCue

We told them that our audience is very young, so we can only deal with some of the sustainable development goals. But 'life on land' is the plight of animals. For education, we have an old coach abandoned then brought back to the yard and turned into a mobile

Sandra Honoré - United Nations

There is still much to do for Haiti to attain the stability and sustainable development to which everyone

Alexandra Andersson

As a hub of legal commerce in rare animals and parts, authorities in Hong Kong must have a precise knowledge and control of endangered species being imported, sold or exported in its territory. The fate of hippos–and a plethora of other species–could depend on

Alexandra Andersson
Luke Gibson

This gross discordance in trade data undermines regulatory measures and challenges the persistence of hippo populations in

Ryan Zinke

We have a royalty committee that we established to make sure the American public is getting value. If you are doing commercial work on our public lands, the No. 1 stakeholder is the American public, and they need a fair return. We are spending $2 billion a year fighting fires, money that could be going to far better conservation efforts. Some of the anger is that our grand bargains have been broken, and those bargains said that you had wilderness, but you also have grazing; you could also hunt and

Ryan Zinke

They're spending more time behind a desk, less in the field, and they are getting micromanaged. We've got to start looking at our lands in terms of complete watersheds and ecosystems, rather than isolated assets. We need to think about wildlife corridors, because it turns out wildlife doesn't just stay on federal

Ryan Zinke

Access to our public lands has been limited for industry, even in areas where it is absolutely appropriate. It's called the National Petroleum Reserve for a reason. That's wrong. We are for all-of-the-above energy, but the energy itself has to be competitive. It isn't Interior's role to pick and choose

Ryan Zinke

I'm a military guy, so I'm all about putting your assets closer to the

Ryan Zinke

My first goal is to restore trust with America that we are in fact using our public lands 'for the benefit and the enjoyment of the people'–not for the very few and the elite. We are going to be great stewards of these treasures, but we are also going to restore access to the people and to industry–and be a partner. The Antiquities Act has been used not to protect, but to prevent public access and to prevent public use. To make it hard on local cattlemen, who could no longer use machinery to scoop out a pond, or on cross-country skiers, who can't have trails

Ryan Zinke

I never want our children to have to fight overseas for a commodity that we have here, especially knowing that we have an energy industry that is the world standard for safety and environmental

Ryan Zinke

This was, again, part of a goal to make hunting and fishing elite, an experience only for the person who can pay for a guide or go a whole week. But it means you limit grandpa, you limit the disabled veteran, you limit the family that goes out for a day to enjoy our public

Ryan Zinke

But here's the difference. TR went on a nice ride with Muir. He hired Pinchot. And that's because Pinchot advocated using science and best practices for

Ryan Zinke

We can have, and frequently do have, multiple biological opinions that are irreconcilable. That's us mismanaging our core

Ryan Zinke

I've only ever thought there are two things our government should fund absolutely: our military and our parks system. The rest is up for

Ryan Zinke

Our regulatory scheme has to be one that holds industry accountable, but that isn't

Ryan Zinke

They went out on this wonderful ride, a ride that you could not even replicate today because of the dead and dying

Ryan Zinke

I'm grateful the president had the courage to ask the

Nicholas Stern

To realise the goals of the Paris agreement and hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2C, we must reach peak emissions as soon as possible and then achieve a rapid decline soon afterwards. These results from the Dutch government show that there is a real opportunity to get on track. We can now see clearly that the transition to a low-carbon economy is at the heart of the story of poverty reduction and of the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development

Mark Eakin - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Corals and coral reefs are now at a critical juncture. Conventional conservation measures alone are no longer enough. We need to be looking at all of the tools in our

Tyrone Lavery

We're hoping that, now we've found this rat, it will add some recognition to their conservation area and help support them in their

Caesar Rahman

Many of the most popular reptiles in the pet trade are of tropical origin, and can be exported in large numbers…This creates a situation in which species that are actually declining may be heavily exploited for commercial purposes, but yet may receive little conservation attention because of a perception that the species are quite common due to their ubiquity in captive

Stuart L. Pimm

The panda habitat has been diced and sliced into smaller and smaller

Jianguo Liu

The adjustment is a recognition of panda conservation success so far. But pandas are still facing threats, especially climate change. It does not mean that panda conservation should

Jianguo Liu

This study is the first that provides a 40-year analysis of panda habitat changes across the entire panda range. It shows that the panda habitat continued to decline until 2001, when the panda habitat began to recover. Conserving pandas is the responsibility of not only China, but also all people around the world. For example, CO2 emissions outside China will contribute to global climate change and have impacts on the panda

Debal Deb

Rice conservation is a handle to ask ourselves, how do we build sustainability in our societies?feedback

Steve Ingram

We are a crowded little island where people value the ambience and nature of a

Jonathan Foyle

You can stifle innovation and sometimes discourage a 21st-century contribution to places that actually represent an evolution of styles. Once you stop that evolution, you just replicate and it can become quite

Melinda McCurdy

They imagine what it is, but they have no idea what conservation actually entails. It was amazing to see the paint layers revealed in real time. It was just a little glimpse into what we're going to

Christina O'Connell

Documentation is a really big part of what conservators do. Right now, I'm studying, observing, and documenting. In a nutshell, I'm understanding the materials and techniques of Gainsborough and how they have aged over time, and also the previous conservation efforts and how those have aged over

Emmanuel Macron

Thank you first for your expertise in translating the Olympic spirit into action by combining the two ambitions of the Paris 2024 candidacy and the Los Angeles 2028 candidacy. It required a lot of intelligence to do so and you did it. These 2024 Games will be the Games of all of France and all the French people, and the ambition of these Games will comply with the values that were presented to you: sustainable development, inclusiveness and transformation of sports in

Kristen Brengel

We will 100% challenge this in court because presidents don't have the authority to change monuments. It would be horrific to change these areas of beautiful rivers, canyons and architectural sites. Trees are meant to be vertical in conservation, not horizontal. That's not how you manage a national park

Kristen Brengel

It would be horrific to change these areas of beautiful rivers, canyons and architectural sites. Trees are meant to be vertical in conservation, not horizontal. That's not how you manage a national park

Stephen Barclay

Financial services are a British success story and the sector has the power to drive green and sustainable development. It is a priority of mine that people are able to access financial products that support their values, whether that be sharia-compliant loans or green mortgages that have a positive environmental impact. This taskforce will keep the UK at the forefront of green finance and help deliver choice for

Wulan Pusparini

That's the Javan leopard. That's the last large carnivore on Java. You would hope people would get excited about

Wulan Pusparini

When the video is frozen the effect is that it looks like a

David Mallon

Antelopes have been declining as human populations continue to grow, clearing land for agriculture, unsustainably harvesting bushmeat, expanding their settlements, extracting resources and building new roads. To reverse this dangerous trend, conserving biodiversity must be given much higher priority as part of efforts to achieve sustainable national economic development. Existing laws protecting wildlife must also be much more effectively

Susan Altrui

Our work in the field of conservation is one of the most important roles we have as an AZA-accredited zoo. To have not one but two babies born here is significant not just for us but for the future of this vulnerable

Peter Dearden

It is a sort of colonialism. It is not necessary, nor appropriate, for these to be scientifically investigated overseas with no links to their place of

Andrew Digby

Now, he's a little more important. We can't give all of them the same level of attention, so Gulliver gets a little extra. If we're trying artificial insemination, we'll try with his sperm a little harder than his

Andrew Digby

Every morning, we have a record of all the matings the day before. These birds don't have much privacy

Andrew Digby

I've worked really hard to make sure that we do as much of this work in New Zealand as possible. It's especially important to maintain the link between genomics and conservation, and you need some contact with the host country to make sure that's implemented. People can study the genome, and get citations for their papers, but what does that mean for the species?feedback

Diedre Vercoe

We've more than tripled the population since the program officially began in 1990, and we have a young and growing population. We're on the right

Andrew Digby

We suspect their infertility is genetic but we don't know for sure. We can look at the genome of every individual and match that against its breeding history–for females, how many eggs they lay, and for males, their sperm

Diedre Vercoe

I liken it to the early months of having a child. Kakapo breeding season prepared me very well for motherhood and the other way round,

Antonio Cammisecra - Enel Green Power

The construction of Enel's first wind farm in Peru furthers our presence in the country and demonstrates our strong commitment to the Peruvian renewable energy market. Our aim in Peru is to become the leading player in renewable energy, which we consider to be essential for a sustainable development at the local and national

Sam Purkis

If we think about protecting reefs in the future, with no-take zones and marine protected areas, we might learn about where our more sensible conservation efforts can

Larry Sorel

For forty years, Spiderman has been an integral part of the Zoo's conservation mission and guest experience. He will certainly be missed and remembered by staff and guests

Hla Thein - Wildlife Conservation Society

Ecotourism encourages local fishermen to move away from harmful activities like electroshock fishing and maintain their traditional lifestyles. Dolphin conservation won't be a success without ecotourism, and ecotourism won't be a success without

Paul Watson

Sea Shepherd has been down in the Southern Ocean doing what the Australian government has the responsibility to do but have refused to do, and that is upholding international and Australian conservation

Jimmy Carter

Cece was the only person I considered for the Cabinet post of secretary of the interior, and together we made conservation history with the successful passage of the Alaska lands

Jimmy Carter

Together we made conservation history. Americans are better off because of his service, and I am better because of his

Kelly O'Shanassy

For a multibillion-dollar multinational to challenge such a meagre fine shows real contempt for the Queensland and Australian public. If this is their attitude now, what will it be like it they are allowed to construct a massive dirty new coalmine that would contribute to the destruction of our Great Barrier Reef and threaten our planet with more carbon pollution?feedback

Melanie McField

Oil and healthy reefs are not compatible. A spill would be an onslaught on conservation and restoration efforts, the risk is so not worth

Euan Dunn - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

It's a lamentable failure of government not to have given its statutory nature conservation agencies the resources necessary to carry out a coordinated comprehensive national census of our seabird colonies. Things have got much worse since then. We are supposed to have a national census every 15 years but now that is slipping towards 20 years – just at a time when populations of so many seabirds are clearly in

John Withers

But if it happens again, I'm starting to sue someone, because the act is there that you can peg mining leases for

Andrew Picone

Queensland must now move to ban the practice altogether. Unfortunately, there are many similar mines already approved. The harm caused from vegetation clearing, erosion, agricultural runoff and this archaic mining will take a massive toll on our reef, which is trying to recover from the worst coral bleaching event in

John Withers

One of them's running into the east coast and I've had no objections against it. But as the minister said, he's got the authority to knock it off anytime he

John Withers

I've got four or five leases in the pipeline already and I've been a miner all my life and all my super [superannuation] coming from years ago I was ready to put into future mining leases either to sell or work

Rosie Shaw

Our long term aim is try to get some kind of funding for conservation work. It would be a great shame if they were allowed to fall into

Joanne Wade

The total annual energy savings would be the equivalent to turning the Drax coal plant off for eight months, or avoiding construction of 4GW of new

Vincent Nijman
Anna Nekaris

The overall popularity of owls as pets in Indonesia has risen to such an extent that it may imperil the conservation of some of the less abundant

Duncan Thomas

Shoots have taken contingency measures and have put in extra security measures to combat disruptive activities. The conduct of Chris Packham is no doubt fuelling animosity and future

Lizzie Meek

With just two weeks to go on the conservation of the Cape Adare artefacts, finding such a perfectly preserved fruitcake in amongst the last handful of unidentified and severely corroded tins was quite a surprise. It's an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions, and is still a favourite item on modern trips to the

Manish Golder

Areas such as Sardar Shankar Road, Sadananda Road, Raja Pratapaditya Road, Hajra, Bhawanipore, and Paddapukur have some very interesting architecture. However, as a community, we fail to see value in architectural heritage. Conservation requires a more evolved and less aspirational

Sidhartha Hajra

There are problems such as the migration of owners to other cities and family disputes over inheritance. Then there is the increasing encroachment by real estate developers, whose concerns are not the maintenance and conservation of these buildings. More engagement is required with the issue through a government-led intervention and civil society's participation and

Robert Richardson

The scientific community is pushing back against government

Jimmy Bramblett

It has become clear one of the previous administration's priority is not consistent with that of the incoming administration. Namely, that priority is climate change. Please visit with your staff and make them aware of this shift in perspective within the executive

Bianca Moebius-Clune

We won't change the modeling, just how we talk about it – there are a lot of benefits to putting carbon back in the sail [sic], climate mitigation is just one of

Gail Rudge

We want to get [the gap in the wall] blocked up but the conservation laws are so strict that there's nothing we can

Gail Rudge

I think the whole point is conservation laws were needed but now they need to be reviewed and made a little less stringent. Things need to be kept in balance - the crucial thing is maintaining the balance between our need to have a clean church without any damage and the bats' need to have somewhere to

Jim Liberatore

We also take conservation seriously, and dedicate programming to this issue and to anti-poaching efforts

Rachel Karr

Even with my love of nature, I simply cannot understand what good it does to destroy things that were worked on 300, 400 years ago before conservation was part of daily language. Face it, we're the original recyclers, antique dealers. We have no interest in using new ivory at all. We are willing to say we aren't willing to use it to repair old

Donald J. Trump

He told me off the record, he thinks he may go to $30

Rick Scott

This week, an incredibly disturbing video was reported by the media showing individuals senselessly dragging a shark behind their boat at high speed. The brutality and disrespect shown to this animal is sickening and I am sure that you share in my outrage over these individuals' heinous

Philippa King

This is a massive own goal for Stan Kroenke. We live in a world where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel. Most people won't agree trophy hunting is in any way ethical, and studies have debunked claims that most blood money goes towards conservation. I'm not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair

Ryan Billingham

It's hard to throw a rock without hitting a wetland. It's shocking to us in its

Tom Evanson

We can preserve our natural resources & help businesses create jobs, economic opportunity for the people of WI. The two aren't

Belinda Wright

The shrinking of good quality habitats and access of the animals to movement corridors are absolutely critical for India's conservation efforts and the future of its iconic

Belinda Wright

Conflict is already one of the biggest conservation challenges. In India it is particularly acute because of the high human

Philippa King

We're living in a world now where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel in the UK. Most people won't agree that trophy hunting is in any way ethical, and studies have debunked claims that most of the blood money goes towards supporting conservation. I'm not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair chase. Mr Kroenke could do the world a great favour by stopping peddling this kind of sickening TV and turning his focus on helping the animals he apparently likes to see

Lisa Britton - Chessington World of Adventures

Our remaining penguins have been moved to a secure area while we take additional measures to secure Penguin Bay, which we hope to reopen as soon as possible. We are a member of EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and BIAZA, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, both of which have strict codes of practice and ethics covering animal management, conservation, education research and

Lisa Britton - Chessington World of Adventures

The health, safety and welfare of our animals is the primary concern to us here at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We are a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums), and BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), both of which have strict codes of practice and ethics covering animal management, conservation, education research and

Oscar Simanto - Forest Service

People are farming without soil and water conservation structures. Restoration of lands outside forests is a

Fran Mauer

I think most reasonable Americans can look at it and say this is excessive. The federal government has bent over backwards to work with the state and found that [federal officials] had a responsibility to preempt their rules. Now Trump wants the Parks Service to review those regulations. The American public deserves to know what's going on in Alaska with our national conservation

Jenifer Bosworth

We're going to be blasting them with dry ice. Which sounds harsh, but … it's a comparatively delicate

Jenifer Bosworth

This small micro explosion … helps to blow away the surface layer that has already been cracked by the

Jenifer Bosworth

That's just nature. [Works of art] could stay in storage in the dark locked away, and then they could last for much longer. But that's not the objective of a

Jenifer Bosworth

I'm really happy with how it turned out. They're looking much more cleaned-up and happy and much better than they

Anurag Agrawal

You get to watch this incredible biology unfold. Maybe the single most important thing we can do for conservation in general is to give people an appreciation of

Ruby Jane Powell

We don't want to take direct action but we are left with no choice, the government and the department of conservation have failed to protect this treasured land. It is a really popular recreation area, and the local water source is taken down-stream from the mine. In general our culture and economy is really interlinked with the eco-tourism and outdoor aspect of life in the Coromandel, and mining threatens

Helen Ghosh

I am enormously proud of all the Trust has achieved over the past five years, with the conservation of nature and heritage at the heart of what we do and an extraordinary growth in membership, support and

Luke Hunter

It's possible the mother leopard retrieved the cub from what was a temporary lioness day care, but we just don't

Tricia McCorkle

This matter was just brought to our attention, we are in early stages of discussions and are working on a resolution with

Luke Hunter

This is a truly unique case. I know of no other example of inter-species adoption or nursing like this among big cats in the wild. This lioness is known to have recently given birth to her own cubs, which is a critical factor. She is physiologically primed to take care of baby cats, and the little leopard fits the bill -- it is almost exactly the age of her own cubs and physically very similar to

Matt Canavan

It is appropriate that organisations and individuals may protest against political parties, philosophies and activities that offend them. It is not appropriate that such protests are funded by concessions from taxpayers who do not share their

Luke Hunter

She would not be nursing the cub if she wasn't already awash with a ferocious maternal drive. It is quite possible she has lost her own cubs, and found the leopard cub in her bereaved state when she would be particularly vulnerable. It is very unlikely that the lioness' pride will accept it. Lions have very rich, complicated social relationships in which they recognise individuals–by sight and by roars–and so they are very well equipped to distinguish their cubs from others. If the rest of the pride finds the cub, it is likely it would be

Angelina Jolie - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

It is a privilege to work with N/a'an ku sê and be able to contribute to conservation in

Richard Benwell

We want to make sure that when EU law is transferred to UK law it doesn't just sit on the statute books but is actually lived and breathed in the UK. There are important principles of EU law like the polluter pays, the need to contribute to sustainable development – these are guidelines for courts but also for businesses in deciding how they behave, and for government. Transferring the letter of the law is not enough. We need the letter of the law, the spirit of the law and adherence to the

Jeffrey Sachs

There's a lot of truth to the idea that the United States is having tremendous negative effects on global sustainable development. This is not recognized in our public

Jason Baker - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Bertha's life at the Manila Zoo was one full of boredom, misery and deprivation. It's a tragedy that she only realized freedom through death. This cruelty will end only when animals are no longer held as living

James Dichaves

Bertha was among the pioneer animals here. Her mate died sometime in the 1980s and the couple failed to produce any

Jasmijn de Boo

The conservation of birds is very important, and possums play a role in that but they have been demonised as pests for a long time. The word 'pests' is problematic because it insinuates they are worthless objects that can be treated without care – run over, beaten, whatever. We need to get back to the idea that all animals are sentient beings and they do not deserve a cruel death – even

Samantha Stones

Our conservation project now reinstates Albert's original vision. Matching the yellow of the walls, restoring the beautifully decorated shell alcove with its aqua blue canopy, and seeing the Andromeda fountain with her surrounding sea monsters in working order has truly brought the terrace back to

Rich Gilmore - The Nature Conservancy

These types of things add to the case for the conservation. Anything that highlights the value of the reef across society – and raises awareness of conserving natural assets like the reef – is a good

Rachel Wilshaw - Oxfam Intermón

Why would a company like Sainsbury's that has been such a massive champion of Fairtrade decide to take the trusted mark off their tea products, and in the process take power and value away from small African producers who already have so little? At a time when sustainable development and human rights are going up the corporate agenda, it's hard to follow the company's

Shi Mingde

In China, pandas are regarded as a national treasure. Therefore the breeding and conservation of these animals is a top priority for

Dan Danahar

We've got unbelievable numbers of common butterflies such as the common blue and small blues all over the site

Tom Brereton

There are a lot of different factors. Paving over gardens is definitely a problem but it's not the only one and probably not the biggest either. Generally there's more artificial space now in your average garden with decking and barbecue areas. River banks and roadsides are just cut down to a bowling green as efficiently as possible to save money. You'd think all the messages about wildlife verges would have got through, but it still hasn't really. Countryside services that local authorities provide have collapsed in some areas and been drastically reduced in

Michael Blencowe

I think it has. The whole biosphere designation has helped. I always hear complaints about the council, as anywhere, but they put these butterfly banks in. They don't look great compared to rows of begonias but they are working and there are enough people in Brighton pushing for them and enjoying them. Other urban areas aren't going to be chalk grassland but just planting nectar-rich flowers will attract lots of butterflies and

Tom Brereton

We want to do more for butterflies in urban areas. We're looking to develop more urban projects and engage more people. Think of the ecotourism potential – people travel from Scotland to see this

Michael Blencowe

All you've got to do in Brighton is go out with a shovel and spend half an hour scraping the topsoil off your back garden and you've created one of the UK's rarest habitats [chalk grassland] in your back

Michael Blencowe

Right through Brighton there's as much diversity as you'll find on the remotest downland valley. Some of the most exciting sightings for our atlas came from people's back

Michael Blencowe

This is quite a rare butterfly and people have it in their front gardens in Brighton. If you want to see them, you can simply stand by the Royal

Mazie Hirono

You were a big supporter of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in your confirmation hearing. Has that changed? There are private industries that have waited for years, and suddenly the pipeline is

Thiago Medaglia

The data visualization from scientific studies is an important step in the struggle for forest conservation. Now, it is possible not only to visualize the impacts of deforestation in the Amazon, but also those of

Gavin Shire - Fish and Wildlife Service

We have worked closely with this group of scientists as they developed this new conservation tool, and while we have not made any determinations yet, are impressed with its potential. We will be exploring further if and how we may best use it to improve the effectiveness of our recovery

Karen Dalziel

I'm excited that once again we have five remarkable women to guest-edit Woman's Hour. Each has chosen issues she cares about deeply, from ocean conservation to costume design, and I'm sure they'll connect with our listeners in a warm and meaningful way. By sharing their personal interests and passions, we learn so much more about these well-known and influential

Sarah Cook

Higher incomes do not automatically lead to improved outcomes for all children, and may indeed deepen inequalities. Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made to reach the sustainable development goals for

Doug Erwin

People who claim we're in the sixth mass extinction don't understand enough about mass extinctions to understand the logical flaw in their argument. To a certain extent they're claiming it as a way of frightening people into action, when in fact, if it's actually true we're in a sixth mass extinction, then there's no point in conservation

Nada Culver

Whatever comes out of these recommendations will give us an insight into how this administration takes its responsibilities to protect public lands and uphold conservation

Kate Moomaw - Denver Art Museum

With contemporary art, any material goes. Like other museum conservation departments, we use diagnostic tools, microscopes, UV light, and infrared

Leonardo DiCaprio

Now more than ever, the world is looking for bold leadership at every level to tackle climate change and environmental conservation issues. I am honored to work with President Peña Nieto, who has been a leader in ecosystem conservation, to ensure the future viability of marine life in the Gulf. This action is a critical step towards ensuring that the Gulf of California continues to be both vibrant and productive, especially for species like the critically endangered

Leonardo DiCaprio

I am honoured to work with President Pena Nieto, who has been a leader in ecosystem conservation, to ensure the future viability of marine life in the

Faye Cuevas

The Kenya Wildlife Service and many other conservation groups are doing fantastic conservation work. However, the reality is that there are other challenges – from a cyber perspective, from a global criminal network perspective – that really necessitate security approaches integrated into conservation

Neven Mimica - International Development

These are challenging times. The global commitment to the sustainable development goals – to climate action, to solidarity – this seems to be wavering globally. The significance of this new European consensus on development becomes much bigger than the sum of its parts because of this global questioning of climate action and even the sustainable development

Brian Rutledge

Secretary Zinke should be careful not to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when it comes to sage grouse conservation. The existing conservation plans were designed with both flexibility and scientific rigor, guaranteeing maximum buy-in from Western communities and the best chance of success for the sage-grouse and more than 350 other species that depend on this

Ian Craig

This is an indication of how wildlife rangers' roles are evolving in northern Kenya. The rangers were historically recruited and trained to protect wildlife, but given the proliferation of arms, and the drought, and the massive movement of livestock across the landscape, they are now finding themselves drawn into issues that are unconnected to

Ian Craig

They are Kenya police reservists and as such they have a responsibility to help enforce law and order. Yes, that's stopping poaching, but increasingly here it means dealing with stock theft, road banditry, and helping the regular police deal with general

Phil Dyke

Good conservation is about the careful management of change. Our approach at the coast is to adapt to the effects of rising sea levels and more frequent

Li Keqiang

China will continue to uphold its commitments to the Paris climate agreement. Step by step, and very arduously, together with other countries, we will work toward the goals set in the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. China actively participated in this process in the past years and joined or signed every agreement concerning

Terry Hughes

Most of the coral reef literature assumes business-as-usual emissions to the end of the century, which would result in global warming of 4, 5 or 6C. We will never get there – not because people will become more and more concerned about coral reefs – but because Florida will go under water and that will get people's

Terry Hughes

We tend to propose bandaids rather than dealing with the root cause of the

Terry Hughes

They are going to be different systems with a different mix of species but if we throw the kitchen sink at it and especially deal with climate change then we will have functioning reefs that will sustain and repair themselves and be of some use to

Bryan Watts

It's taken 40 years to get back where we were, but it's a great success story in terms of conservation here in the

Garry Chisholm

Her passion for the animals in her care was exceptional though her favourites were undoubtedly the cheetahs which she would refer to as her pride and joy. Rosa would raise money for cheetah conservation by actively taking part in parachute jumps and I was delighted when she approached me asking if she could use one of my pictures to promote her money raising

Ted Martens - Natural Habitat Adventures

When it comes down to it, carbon offsetting is a creative way to drive funding toward great conservation projects that help the

Geoff Cousins

Clearly all the rumours that this loan is about to be granted are untrue. I cannot see from this evidence that there is any way this loan can be

Niki Rust - World Wide Fund for Nature

There are tons of species that are in desperate need of our help and which could be gone in just one or two generations. Many of the populations are so small and so isolated that it would only take a disease to wipe them out. Some of the lemurs in Madagascar are hunted because the locals believe they are evil spirits. They are als suffering from habitat loss. But there are conservation success stories. Mountain gorilla populations are increasing and we now have around 800 in the wild. Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroos also seem to be

Jessica O'Reilly

Those goals have now expired, replaced by the UN's sustainable development goals, one of which, SDG 13, is explicitly about climate

Shamshad Akhtar - United Nations

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of ESCAP and the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Together with you, we have made considerable progress in formulating strategies that seek to eradicate poverty and ensure that development balances the needs of economy, people and

Josh Frydenberg

It's a very complicated step, and in fact it's indeed a two-step process to remove the great white sharks from the [Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation] Act, and it will take some time and it would need to be based on scientific evidence. Any change to the listing of great white sharks would need to be based on scientific evidence. It would not be appropriate to preempt the process which involves the CSIRO studying numbers and any recommendations by the independent scientific

Marie-Paule Kieny - World Health Organization

If countries don't know what makes people get sick and die, it's a lot harder to know what to do about it. WHO is working with countries to strengthen health information systems and to enable them to better track progress towards the Sustainable Development

Zsuzsanna Jakab - World Health Organization

Despite sustained efforts to tackle childhood obesity, one in three adolescents is still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, with the highest rates found in southern European and Mediterranean countries. What is of particular concern is that the epidemic is on the rise in eastern European countries, where historically rates have been lower. Ambitious policy action is required to reach the Sustainable Development Goal to halt the increase in childhood obesity. Governments must target efforts and break this harmful cycle from childhood into adolescence and

Maurizio Vretenar - CERN

With our portable technology they could be made inside the hospital already. We are building something portable. We already have a collaboration with the Louvre, and with the Italians at Florence at the Italian institute for conservation of artworks. We are very careful. The intensity of particles is very low. It's not like here [CERN], there's only a few

Simon Cripps

The nature reserve and centre are both core parts of the local community and contribute greatly to helping DWT achieve its aims to spread the conservation message, and help people learn about how engaging with wildlife can improve their

Guillaume Chapron

Let the wolf decide and let people decide as well because we are sharing the landscape. It's very positive news for nature conservation. It shows that attitudes have changed and when we let nature take care of itself, nature comes

Peter Fearnhead

Rhinos are one of the great symbols of Africa, yet they are severely threatened and are on the decline in many places across the continent due to the extremely lucrative and illegal rhino horn trade. The rhino's return to this country, however, is a testament to Rwanda's extraordinary commitment to conservation and is another milestone in the restoration of Akagera's natural

John Hickenlooper

Public safety is paramount. We are assessing whether these operations were conducted in compliance with state law and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's

John Hickenlooper

But I don't think it's unreasonable for that to be public information. Some of these old wells that are abandoned, I'm not sure if people even know where the flow lines are. We'll try to go to every data source we can

Nico Hermanu

Orangutans are rare, and an albino orangutan is even rarer. Since BOSF was founded 25 years ago, we had never before taken in an albino orangutan at our rehabilitation

Clare Akamanzi

We are fully prepared to welcome them (rhinos) and ensure their safety for the benefit of our tourism industry and the community at

Jenesse Miller

We really do appreciate what our customers have done to conserve. They've pulled out their lawns. They take shorter showers. But whether we deliver one gallon or 130 million gallons, the infrastructure is the same. Many parts of the East Bay have pipes that are 90 or 100 years

Barby Dashwood-Morris

They were scheduled to spend two-and-a-half hours but actually were here for over four and they were so very enthusiastic about how the house looked - 'even better than they hoped'. I was thrilled. Although not a professional I do 'dabble' and was responsible for all the design ideas throughout the house and it was a huge compliment to know others thought it was worth filming. Because The Priest House is over 600-years-old and Listed, I worked closely with Wealden District Council Conservation department to ensure all the plans met with their

Stephen Whale

There was certainly no intention to commit offences and neither were they reckless. These defendants purchased the property in 1997 in poor condition and conducted a full structural survey and asked to meet with local conservation experts in site within weeks. What happened is when building works unfolded they uncovered other issues they needed to

Mike Joy

Pretty much anywhere in lowland New Zealand you'll find polluted waterways, and in the conservation estate, which is mostly the alpine areas, we have amazingly clean lakes and

Simone Videsen

Killer whales hunt young humpback calves outside Exmouth Gulf, so by calling softly to its mother the calf is less likely to be heard by killer whales, and avoid attracting male humpbacks who want to mate with the nursing females. This migration is very demanding for young calves. They travel 5,000 miles across open water in rough seas and with strong winds. Knowing more about their suckling will help us understand what could disrupt this critical behaviour, so we can target conservation efforts more

Laurie Marker

With a total population of just over 7,000 cheetahs remaining in the wild, the taking of even one cub is a threat to the species' survival. This is particularly concerning as trafficked cubs are usually removed from their mothers at very young ages – less than 3 months – which means that they have not had enough time to learn skills necessary to survive in the wild and will in most cases require life-long care. We are exceptionally pleased to be partnering with IFAW moving forward to address this important

Sam Stovall - Standard & Poor's

It's a pretty interesting pattern, markets get euphoric when Republicans get elected. We think there's going to be a lot of fiscal conservation and pro-economic legislation. What they find is Congress remains Congress and tends not to get anything done, . My feeling is that using a limited observation set, and knowing we've gone 14, 15 months without even a pull back, chances are good we end up seeing at least some stock market softness or a challenge in this May through October

Patricia Tricorache

Through this week's confiscations, the Somaliland authorities are sending a clear message to traffickers that the trade in live cheetahs will not be

Michael Beck

This is a critically important study, which shows that we are not only losing living corals but also that reefs are being eroded away around the world. Effectively, seas are not just rising, but reefs are sinking and with them the many benefits they provide including flood protection to communities around the world. Their study points to why it is so urgent to act now to improve reef health through conservation and

Steven Pinker

A number of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction. More land has been set aside for conservation. It's important to highlight the improvements that have been made because if you sincerely believe that we are doomed, that the world is heading for a horrific apocalypse unless we immediately take steps that we have no probability of taking, then the rational response is 'let's not even

Cristian Samper - Wildlife Conservation Society

Science is behind the good news and bad news about wildlife conservation . It has nothing to do with the fake news. Science is the antithesis of fake

Reese Witherspoon

I've had the great opportunity to work with elephants in my career, and spend a lot of time in Africa with elephants. I love that they are doing so much for conservation, and helping save the elephants. We love playing these characters, and we loved being together with this great, extraordinary group of people, so hopefully it will happen. Fingers

Michael Phelps

Anything he can get his hands on goes in his mouth. When he grows up we're going to teach him more about water conservation, because when you brush your teeth for two minutes and leave the water running, you waste 4 to 5 gallons of water. That number is astronomical. We basically hop in two or three times a week. Boomer loves it, he floats around in our hands trying to swim butterfly. He loves being in the water and he doesn't mind going under. He's the direct opposite of me as a kid, he doesn't like being on his back and that's how I learned to swim. He's a step ahead of

Craig Packer

It's not like there's a mean, mystical, nasty lion that decides to eat mankind. No. No, they're just hungry. It's not unique for lions to attack people. It's a problem for the reality of lion

Candice Bressler

The leak has been completely stopped, both the crude leak and the natural gas leak, which is great news for the North

Brett Clanton - BP

There have been no injuries and no reports of harm to wildlife. Safety will remain our highest priority as we work through this

Claire Zwick

That was even after the bleaching event of last year, as far as my eye can see,

Tony Fontes

It's just a matter of getting them to operate together, that's like herding bunch of cats. It's going to be hard to catch

Daniel Gschwind

We should have a political voice on behalf of the community because what we defend is a public

Daniel Gschwind

Everybody has heard of it, most people want to come and visit some time, many people report fond memories of it. In fact, we're not shy about showing visitors what it can look like. We are very committed to the conservation of the reef but we clearly also want to make sure that the information and the description of the bleaching is accurate and not deterring visitors from continuing to visit. And also, by the way, not discourage people from continuing to put the effort into conservation and reach the conclusion that all is lost, we might as well give

Daniel Gschwind

The reef is often referred to as the canary in the mine shaft and I think we have an opportunity, if not an obligation, to encourage the global community to do the right thing not just to keep the reef alive but to allow us all to continue living on this planet, because the reef is only an indicator of what's in store for all of us if we don't get it

Brett Clanton - BP

BP is in the process of shutting in a well at the Prudhoe Bay oil field that experienced an unplanned release of hydrocarbon. No people were in the vicinity of the well at the time of the release and there are no injuries. Crews have secured the site, the fire department is on the scene and crew members are now working to safely shut in the well. All necessary notifications have been made to state and federal

Gadiri Conde

He was the owner of the animals and planned to sell them. He will be charged with animal

Tom Brereton

They're very sensitive to weather and environmental change. So they can respond quickly to positive conservation , but they can get knocked back by the weather and the weather's been quite unpredictable

Marc Botham

The weather at critical times of species development can cause dramatic changes in population numbers in the short term. What is of greatest concern is the regularity with which these short-term changes in recent years are negative, resulting in significant long-term declines for many species. Furthermore, this is becoming more and more commonplace for many of our most widespread and abundant species equating to large reductions in overall butterfly numbers with knock-on effects to their

Tom Brereton

Worryingly, not even the pleasant summer weather of 2016 was enough to help butterflies bounce back from a run of poor years. The results show that butterflies are failing to cope with our changing climate and how we manage the environment. As butterflies are regarded as good indicators of environmental health this is hugely concerning for both wildlife and

Getachew Assefam

They are almost at the brink of extinction. So my vision is to increase their number

Jerry Brown

This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner, . Conservation must remain a way of

Kate Poole - Natural Resources Defense Council

Water may appear to be in abundance right now. But even after this unusually wet season, there won't be enough water to satisfy all the demands of agriculture, business and cities, without draining our rivers and groundwater basins below sustainable levels. So we still need to use every drop wisely. Being better stewards of our natural supplies is critical to securing a sustainable water future for California's people, economy, and

Kerry Brown

This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner. Conservation must remain a way of

Jan Szyszko

We must accept two assumptions. First, that it is man that is the subject of sustainable development, and so man has not only the right, but the duty to use natural resources. Second, that human development is not detrimental to the

Heather Swift

Secretary Zinke has made it clear that he will manage our public lands in accordance with President Teddy Roosevelt's mixed use philosophy, where development of our natural resources is done in a way that balances conservation and public

Adrienne Crosier

The average litter size is three, so this time we've got an incredible pile of cubs. In just one week, we increased the number of cheetahs at SCBI by 50 percent. Each and every cub plays a significant role in improving the health of the population of cheetahs in human care and represents hope for the species

Walter Mzembi

(Our biodiversity) has been kept largely authentic, original and undisturbed with very sound conservation models that have become models for the region. I dream big, and I don't think I dream impractical. My dream for the World Cup is based on integration of strength and effort that are neighbours to Zimbabwe, like South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. Nothing is impossible. The current administration is too preoccupied with the self. Too inward-looking and nationalistic, to the point where they are indifferent to anything happening

Jesus Dureza

We have already agreed on the final outcome of the talks: lasting peace and sustainable development. This is not a case of one party giving in or giving up. The road to peace is never a paved one. It will be full of bumps and bends. Let us stay the

Walter Mzembi

Our chief product in Zimbabwe is peace and stability. It doesn't matter where the location of a wonder of the world, if it is in a conflict zone nobody will visit. Zimbabwe has a 34-year record where not one tourist life has been lost due to conflict. I say that because it is important to assure the travelling public that when they visit your country they are safe. [Our biodiversity] has been kept largely authentic, original and undisturbed with very sound conservation models that have become models for the

Bill Walker - Environmental Working Group

I am deeply concerned about the potential impact to the environment. Our Spill Prevention and Response Team has immediately responded, and is keeping me apprised of

Kaleen Cottingham

We would probably do less than half of the projects that we're taking applications for right now for on-the-ground projects. At least in the state of Washington, this is a bipartisan congressional approach. We get support from our delegation, regardless of party, and we hope to continue that into the

Anna Wearn - Natural Resources Defense Council

Until we learn to align water demands with the amount we can reliably supply, we will suffer through perpetual water

Nathalie Pettorelli

Climate-driven species redistributions shouldn't only be a concern for conservation biologists – they should worry

Lu Kang

As a responsible developing country, China's plan, determination and policy to tackle climate change is resolute. We are willing to strengthen dialogue and co-operation with the international community to advance the global process of climate governance and promote the green, low-carbon and sustainable development so as to build a better future for next

Alan Rabinowitz

The Thai forestry department proved that with protection you can not only bring tigers back, but now the western forest complex, specifically Huai Kha Khaeng, is a global model of tiger conservation. It is one of the best protected and best tiger areas left in the world. Thailand has shown that you can protect tigers and bring them back. They can do this now in the eastern forest complex as they've done in the western forest

Stefan Rahmstorf

Things in the Arctic are happening much faster than we expected. It is not just a problem of nature conservation or polar bears, it is about a threat to human society that comes from these rapid changes. This is because it hits us with increasing extreme events in the highly populated centres in the mid-latitudes. It also affects us through sea level rise, which is hitting shores globally. So these changes that are going on in the Arctic should concern

Eric Higgs

The publication of a paper on the use of AI on conservation would have been hard to imagine 5 years ago, but we can now read it in one of the top journals in ecology. It's testament to the fact that we're looking for new ways of addressing rapid

Bradley Cantrell

The way we think of conservation is typically to right the wrongs of humans in the environment. We're cordoning off portions of the Earth to protect it from our influence, or trying to turn back that landscape. And if we take technological solutions down that same line of thought, we get to a point where we're heavily managing ecosystems just to take the humanity out of

Megumi Ishizuka

Here in Japan we are working on advancing goals related to women's empowerment and decent work for example. Internationally Japan has been a strong advocate for the concept of human security which is embedded in in the concept of the 2030 agenda . So based on such human-centered approach we can play a significant role in helping developing countries achieve the SDGs (sustainable development goals) especially in the areas where we have strength like disaster risk reduction and health in

Bob Nixon

We're nervous. It should have hatched. It's not unusual for one egg to hatch and another one not

Xi Jinping

Water conservation is the fundamental way to solve our water problems. Education of citizens about China's water crisis combined with strong environmental governance is conducive to a society focused on water

Sarina Jepsen

We are thrilled to see one of North America's most endangered species receive the protection it needs. Now that the Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered, it stands a chance of surviving the many threats it faces – from the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to

Geoff Cousins

Australians don't want this dangerous coalmine. It's clear from new polling that the community are with us – they know coal is a dirty, dying industry. The government and the Labor party must categorically rule out any public funding for the

Bob Brown

Adani's coalmine will be the most dangerous in our history, ramping up global carbon pollution precisely when emissions need to be drastically

Cristiane Mazzetti - Greenpeace

If I get one amnesty, who knows? In another few years from now I might get another. The last government headed by Dilma Rousseff didn't issue hardly any conservation areas of demarcated indigenous territory. These are good instruments for fighting deforestation. Regeneration is a slow process, we need zero deforestation

Alexander Karnaukhov - World Wide Fund for Nature

The protected areas here are not located in snow leopard habitats. So for now, this work gives no result for snow leopard

George Dunn

I commend the National Trust for its determination to work positively with its tenant farmers to achieve greater nature conservation objectives from its land. Accepting that it has much to learn from working in partnership with its tenants who are already farming to high environmental standards, the National Trust must now put in place the practical arrangements to deliver this. Farm tenants will be heartened by the National Trust's clearly expressed position that good environmental management in the countryside cannot be divorced from the achievement of productive and sustainable

Samuel Stone - Marine Conservation Society

These fisheries are in a more exposed position than previously thought and we want people to make the most responsible decision when choosing fish, and go for green-rated fish. But the haddock population hasn't suddenly crashed and there is in fact evidence that the stock will increase by a meaningful amount this

Michelle Bachelet

This is a key step to treasuring this giant source of biodiversity and safe keep it in the public

Neil Hulme

It's probably really a small hardcore of people. It's not widespread but the people involved are quite

Chris Parish

I'm a hunter, too, so I'm kind of stuck in the middle. Do x-rays on carcasses and show hunters the gut piles. This is real conservation that makes sense. Read all the politics you want, but here's the real dope. Here's what we need you do to, and here's a box of bullets to give it try. The condor could stand as a symbol of what we're capable of, not just another endangered species program nagging

Richard Vigne

I don't think the world of conservation has the money to spend that would be needed to make an anti-poaching drone

Khaled al-Anani

Now my colleagues of the conservation department in the ministry will work on it, and the colossus, as well as the head, as well as the statue of limestone of the Seti II, will be in display in a few days in the garden of the Cairo museum. It's a big discovery. In my opinion, it's one of the greatest discoveries of the last

Beth Firchau - Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

We are thrilled to be able to provide a new companion for Clara. Having the ability to care for this rescued otter, and support southern sea otter conservation with our partners, makes bringing this new sea otter to New Orleans that much more exciting and

Philip Isaac

The College will be re-roofing Bodley's Court using Collyweston stone as part of a refurbishment of the building in 2018 - 19, in line with recommendations from Historic England and Local Conservation

Julie Bailey

It's an unfortunate part of red squirrel conservation that we have to kill gray squirrels. But we have an obligation to undo the damage the Victorians did by bringing them here in the first

Nantarika Chansue

I felt angry that humans, whether or not they meant to do it or if they did it without thinking, had caused harm to this

Dolores Johnson

I did have them appraised. We're not talking about vast sums of money here. But conservation is terribly important. And it's out of respect for the artists. I would hope they would think that I was being

Janelle Schuh

Trey's participation has also allowed us to communicate the importance of our Animal Rescue Program and the work we do in ocean conservation to a much broader audience. We are grateful to Trey and the New England

Matthew Cobb

For the mammoths, the end point was extinction; these findings may enable us to develop better conservation strategies for animals that are currently

Zippy Duvall - American Farm Bureau Federation

EPA has too long been characterized by regulatory overreach that disregards the positive conservation efforts of farmers and threatens their very way of life. Today's action is as much a beginning as an end, and there is much work to do to ensure that any revised rule is transparent and fair for Americas farmers and

Sandro Gozi

Europe absolutely has to break away from the status quo. If it stays like this, there will be no more Europe in 30 years. The disintegration that has already started will continue. If Europe makes a political choice to exit this status quo, though, I imagine a Europe of sustainable development, a federal Europe, a protagonist in the

Jack Pascoe

The assumption was that by preserving so much country in the national reserve system that conservation was going to be ensured. But we're seeing more and more that without some sort of direct intervention we're going to lose many of our most threatened

Cathy Longmore

So we can see what animals we have out in certain areas as well as how many foxes we have and how many feral cats we have. We can go back and see what we had in year one versus year five, ten and into the future

Inger Andersen

Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human

Joao de Sousa - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

The findings of this report have important implications for the global strategy to tackle ocean plastic pollution, which currently focuses on reducing plastic waste. They show that solutions must include product and infrastructure design as well as consumer behavior. Synthetic clothes could be designed to shed fewer fibers, for example, and consumers can act by choosing natural fabrics over synthetic

Wolfgang Schaefer-Klug

Tavares communicated convincingly in the talks that he is interested in a sustainable development for Opel/Vauxhall as an independent

Judy Adler

Conservation is a nonpartisan issue, and it is a shame it is being

Madeleine Berg

We are delighted that so many nurdle hunters braved the winter weather this weekend. The information we've gathered will be vital to show the UK government that pellets are found on beaches all around the UK, and, importantly, that so many people care about the issue. Simple precautionary measures can help prevent spillages and ensure nurdles don't end up in our environment. We are asking the UK government to ensure best practice is in place along the full plastic supply chain, and any further nurdle pollution is

Daniel Johan

It's a blatant offense against Indonesia's conservation laws. Police have to investigate this cruel

Herb Christophers

It was an excellent public response. People seem to have an emotional attachment to marine mammals. They've been singing songs to them, giving them specific names, treating them as kindred

Jonathan Jones

For such a majestic animal, it's really strange to seem them doing

Amanda Harvey

We had a little bit of time where the whales were one the dry sand but very quickly this tide has come racing in and now we're all up to our knees, some people up to their waists in water and we're starting to get a bit of floating happening, and we're just helping assist the whales with their breathing until the water gets deep enough so that they can

Andrew Lamason

Fingers crossed, the new whales are going to lead them out into deeper water. There's a chance some might come back onto the

Cheree Morrison

I walked away crying my eyes out. We knew there were limited things we could

Cheree Morrison

You could hear the sounds of splashing, of blowholes being cleared, of sighing. The young ones were the worst. Crying is the only way to describe