Timeline of biodiversity Conservation 1960-2015 Ale B.

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  • WWF raised over US$5.6 million in the 1960s

    WWF raised over US$5.6 million in the 1960s
    WWF raised over US$5.6 million an enormous sum in the 1960s. This money was distributed as grants to support 356 conservation-related projects around the world.
  • Research station established in the Galápagos Islands

     Research station established in the Galápagos Islands
    In addition to becoming a leading scientific institution that has hosted researchers from around the world, the Charles Darwin Foundation Research Station played a central role in raising awareness amongst local people and the Ecuadorian government of the importance of preserving the Galápagos’ unique species.
  • National Environmental Policy Act

    National Environmental Policy Act
    One of the first laws written that establishes the broad national framework for protecting our environment. NEPA's basic policy is to assure that all branches of government give proper consideration to the environment prior to undertaking any major federal action that significantly affects the environment.
  • First Earth day

    First Earth day
    The first Earth Day was in 1970, they used the energy of the anti-war protest movement and told people the environmental concerns on the front page of the newspaper. On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans went to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities protests against the deterioration of the environment.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    The goal of the Endangered Species Act is to protect natural ecosystems and endangered species, as well as endangered species which means a species is likely to become endangered in the near future.
  • Rainforest conservation starts

    Rainforest conservation starts
    WWF’s Tropical Rainforest Campaign was the first-ever conservation campaign based on an entire biome rather than a single species or individual area of habitat.
  • First global sustainable development strategy

    First global sustainable development strategy
    Published by WWF, IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme and it was endorsed by the UN Secretary General, the World Conservation Strategy was the first document to integrate conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Albany Pine Bush Commission

    Albany Pine Bush Commission
    Albany Pine Bush Commission is established to protect, restore and manage the globally rare Pine Barrens
  • Community-based natural resource management

    Community-based natural resource management
    Launched by WWF and development agency USAID, the LIFE project empowers rural Namibian communities to actively manage their natural resources. Organized as conservancies, the communities have legal rights over the wildlife on their land, benefit from their natural resources through tourism, managed hunting and other activities.
  • Energy Policy Act

    Energy Policy Act
    This was a United States government act. Passed by Congress and set goals, created mandates, and amended utility laws to increase clean energy use and improve overall energy efficiency in the United States.
  • The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

    The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
    The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is established as a special community- based conservation program. It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreational experiences.
  • Living Planet Report

    Living Planet Report
    WWF and collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network, the Living Planet Report is one of the world's leading, science-based analyses of biodiversity health and humanity’s pressure on nature, or Ecological Footprint.
  • Millennium Development Goals

    Millennium Development Goals
    The eight Millennium Development Goals all target the date of 2015 form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. Which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education.
  • Large-scale initiative to save the Amazon

    Large-scale initiative to save the Amazon
    With the world’s largest tropical forest facing massive deforestation threats, WWF worked with the government of Brazil and other partners to launch a 10-year initiative to preserve 12%, or 60 million ha, of the Brazilian Amazon. The world’s largest in situ conservation effort
  • Global Issues Network

    Global Issues Network
    Global Issues Network was born out of a combination of urgency and foresight for the sake of future generations and the health of the planet. In 2003, a group of teachers and administrators at the International School of Luxembourg were discussing the challenges facing youth today.
  • World Summit

    World Summit
    The 2005 World Summit, held from 14 to 16 September at United Nations Headquarters in New York, brought together more than 170 Heads of State and Government. It was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take bold decisions in the areas of development, security, human rights
  • The world’s largest environmental activism even

    The world’s largest environmental activism even
    Earth Hour is where people, buildings, landmarks and entire cities switch off their lights for one hour to demonstrate support for action on climate change, this has become the biggest such platform.
  • Partners Restoring the Hudson

    Partners Restoring the Hudson
    The Conservancy launches Partners Restoring the Hudson, a public-private partnership, to create a comprehensive, federally- recognized restoration and resiliency plan for the Hudson River Estuary.
  • New York Streamflow Estimator Tool

    New York Streamflow Estimator Tool
    Using state-of-the-art technology and science, the Conservancy leads the development and adoption of the New York Streamflow Estimator Tool which enables water users and regulatory agencies to evaluate impacts of water withdrawals.
  • Regulate air pollution emitted from coal plants

    Regulate air pollution emitted from coal plants
    The Supreme Court ruled on April 29 that under the Clean Air Act, the EPA has the authority to regulate air pollution emitted from coal plants that crosses state lines.