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Global Strategy for Plant Conservation aligns actions to protect plant diversity

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

A new report on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), suggests that while the 16 targets of the decades long plan to protect global plant are unlikely to be met, countries have made considerable progress towards achieving many of them. A gathering of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Such progress is the result of actions under the strategy, ...

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Global economy better off with more nature protected, says report

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

In what looks like the most comprehensive report to date on the economic implications of protecting nature, over 100 economists and scientists find that the global economy would benefit from the establishment of far more protected areas on land and at sea than exist today. Nature conservation in Nigeria: the report offers evidence that the nature conservation sector drives economic growth The ...

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Biological Diversity Day: UN report demands urgent action to safeguard forests’ biodiversity

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released on Friday, May 22, 2020. A forest reserve in Ghana Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity that was observed on Friday, the report shows that the conservation of the world’s ...

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Biological Diversity Day: World celebrates nature as source of solutions to global challenges

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The importance of nature for man’s wellbeing is being highlighted throughout this week, with daily sub-themes, in advance of Friday’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) and its overall theme of “Our solutions are in nature.” Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary of the CBD As the global community re-examines, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, its relationship with the natural ...

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FAO demands collaboration on biodiversity mainstreaming ahead Cancun COP13

Cancun

The 23rd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO23), which took place in Rome, Italy 18 to 22 July 2016, took an effective approach that focused on the interlinkages between forest and other sectors and issues, including biodiversity and climate change. COFO23 helped to showcase how countries have been devising forest policies which provide mutual benefits for the forestry sector ...

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Senegal ratifies Nagoya Protocol, SA issues compliance certificate

senegal-president-macky-sall

Senegal has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, making it the 32nd African nation to do so, and the 73rd country in the world. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to ...

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Human health benefits from protecting biodiversity, says report

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary

A report on biodiversity and health launched on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health. The report, titled: “Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health,” demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex. It ...

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Biodiversity convention launches compendium on Protected Area Governance

A new compendium providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development was released this week in the margins of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. Titled “Protected Area Governance and Management,” the compendium provides information to support capacity development training of protected area field officers, field managers and executive-level managers for improving governance and management of ...

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‘Smallholder farmers are key to sustainable management of world’s natural resources’

Smallholder farmers throughout the world play a key role in maintaining natural resources through the use of sustainable practices, and can significantly contribute the conservation of biodiversity, the Convention on Biological Diversity stressed on Thursday, in a joint press conference with the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), held in the margins of COP 12 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on the ...

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