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CBD, WWF champion biodiversity awareness

Marco-Lambertini

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (SCBD) and WWF International have signed an MoU to collaborate in implementing CBD’s Global Communications Strategy together with CBD Parties, partners and the broader conservation community to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 (ABT1) by 2020. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by CBD’s Executive Secretary Braulio de Souza Dias and WWF International’s Director General ...

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Mexico creates nation’s largest biological reserves

El Morro Ayuta

The government of Mexico on Monday, December 5, 2016 established the largest biological reserve in the country’s history, further driving a global trend of setting aside large swaths of land and ocean for conservation. In a signed decree, President Enrique Peña Nieto set aside 160 million acres of conservation area. The Mexican federal government will safeguard four new reserves and five ...

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New bird species, giraffe under threat, reveals IUCN

global giraffe population

Over 700 newly recognised bird species have been assessed for the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and 11% of them are threatened with extinction. The update also reveals a devastating decline for the giraffe, driven by habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting. The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, ...

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Governments aim to stop global biodiversity decline as CBD/COP13 begins

Cancun

At a critical meeting opening on Friday, December 2 2016, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. At the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancún, Mexico, parties to the ...

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Fresh initiative to tackle threat of invasive alien species

Invasive alien species

Governments, non-governmental organisations and local communities have taken up the Honolulu Challenge and agreed to take bold actions to counter invasive alien species that harm biodiversity. During the 2016 World Conservation Congress that held recently in Honolulu in Hawai’i, a call was made by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the host community in in the ...

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Congo Basin Forest Partners push to harmonise development, conservation

The Congo Basin Forest

It is time to face the fact that the Congo Basin forests will increasingly be threatened as development needs of member countries surges if urgent measures are not put in place to harmonise development challenges and conservation, experts have warned. The Congo Basin forest, which holds more than 25 billion tons of carbon and thousands of animal and plant species, ...

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Conservationists seek inclusive participation in protected areas

wildlife conservation:

The involvement of local communities in forest conservation actions at all levels is key to the success of conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources in the Central African region, experts say. According to African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), engaging local communities in natural resource management enhances conservation activities including the fight against poaching and wildlife trafficking. “The local forest communities ...

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Climate change disrupting nature from genes to ecosystems

Inger Andersen

Global changes in temperature have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly worrying consequences for humans, according to a new study co-authored by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission’s Climate Change Specialist Group (SSC CCSG), and published in a recent edition of Science. The IUCN is ...

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WWF concern over Vietnam, Africa rhino-poaching

Rhino

Ahead of the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade scheduled to hold next month in Vietnam, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has commenced a campaign against the poaching of the rhinoceros, an animal species characterised by its large size, herbivorous diet and thick protective skin. Often abbreviated to rhino, it is believed that nearly 1,400 were slaughtered across Africa last year. ...

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BirdLife suggests protection for North Atlantic seabirds

seabirds

Global partnership organisation proposes protected status for area of the Atlantic identified as vital for marine biodiversity BirdLife International has presented a proposal to create a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) under OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic. If accepted by OSPAR, the MPA will be the first of its kind to ...

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