Category: conflict

Hitting nature where it hurts: Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of

Wildlife declines in conflict hotspots | Nature Middle East

The escalation of armed conflicts has caused dramatic population declines of endangered local species, ultimately putting humans at risk. The

Iraqi Kurdistan’s archaeological hotspots revived, but vulnerable | Nature Middle East

Political uncertainty, a protracted economic crisis and rapid development pose challenges to heritage conservation in the archaeologically rich Kurdistan Region

Islamic State plunges research in Iraq into darkness | Nature Middle East

As the Islamic State takes over large areas of northern Iraq, science research and education grinds to a near halt.