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Knowledge Base

The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
Notification
#2316
2015-04-17
Action by
2015-05-15

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Call for nominations for the Informal Advisory Committee on Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA-IAC)

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DAIN/fd/84275 (2015-044)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant organizations, and indigenous peoples and local communities

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News Headlines
#103509
2015-04-17

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

Tropical forests are being cleared for rubber plantations, putting endangered birds, bats and primates at risk, say UK researchers.By 2024, up to 8.5 million hectares of new rubber plantations will be needed to meet demand, they report in Conservation Letters.

News Headlines
#103508
2015-04-17

UK acorn crop 'being hit by climate change'

Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said.

News Headlines
#103511
2015-04-17

Western guts have lower bacterial diversity

Our western lifestyle, hygiene and diet may reduce the diversity of important gut bacteria, a new study shows. Scientists analysed the faecal bacteria of people living in the United States and rural Papua New Guinea, and found that Papua New Guineans had a greater number of different gut bacteri ...

News Headlines
#103512
2015-04-17

Feral cats prove a devil of a problem in Tasmania

Wildlife activists are calling for a cull of feral cats in Australia's island state, Tasmania, where they are breeding out of control - outnumbering humans two to one and threatening livestock and native species.

News Headlines
#103513
2015-04-17

Why Hong Kong's remarkably diverse marine ecosystem is in peril

People who have lived in Hong Kong for some time know it is full of surprises. For conservationists currently marking the city's inaugural Ocean Appreciation Month, the occasion for a stocktake shows how special our surrounding marine environment is. But these qualities are a cause for concern a ...

News Headlines
#103514
2015-04-17

Rural Women in Latin America Define Their Own Kind of Feminism

EZEIZA, Argentina , Apr 16 2015 (IPS) - Rural organisations in Latin America are working on defining their own concept of feminism, one that takes into account alternative economic models as well as their own concerns and viewpoints, which are not always in line with those of women in urban areas.

News Headlines
#103515
2015-04-17

Elders in Metro Vancouver schools help foster 'empathy and compassion

Holding up her eagle feather, Roberta Price opens the conversation at Manoah Steves Elementary School in Richmond, B.C., with the ceremony of introduction. This is what she does to mark the beginning of her cultural teachings.

Meeting Document
#103507
2015-04-16

UNEP/CBD/BS/CC/2015/1/1/ADD1

Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

Focal Point
#6692

Japan
Focal Point
#6691

Japan
Focal Point
#6690

Japan
Focal Point
#6689

Japan
Focal Point
#6688

Japan
News Headlines
#103496
2015-04-16

Conversations on conservation: how can science better inform policy?

New threats to Europe’s birds and habitats directives highlight broader tensions – and opportunities – at the interface between conservation science and policy.

News Headlines
#103497
2015-04-16

Warning over aerosol climate fix

Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

News Headlines
#103498
2015-04-16

Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production

A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis -- the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.

News Headlines
#103499
2015-04-16

Seismic shift for blue whales

Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.

News Headlines
#103500
2015-04-16

Namibia: Desertification Destroys Kunene

OVERGRAZING is causing the Namibian desert to expand, according to well-known environmentalist Axel Rothauge.

News Headlines
#103502
2015-04-16

Malawi Loses Nearly 200 Square Miles of Forest Annually

Lilongwe — Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Dr Allan Chiyembekeza has revealed that Malawi loses nearly 200 square miles of its forest and this translates into a deforestation rate of 2.8 percent annually.

News Headlines
#103503
2015-04-16

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, ...

News Headlines
#103504
2015-04-16

UN-REDD Moves towards Implementation

15 April 2015: Demonstrating a shift from planning and preparation to implementation, a number of funding mechanisms, support tools and projects for REDD+ have been launched.

News Headlines
#103505
2015-04-16

EU clears path for 17 new GM foods

Industry and environmentalists rally against proposed new EU rules to authorise GM imports this spring, with national opt-outs

Notification
#2315
2015-04-16
Action by
2015-05-15

Request for information on the contribution of collective action to biodiversity conservation, including on experiences and lessons learned in applying pertinent methodologies

Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/YX/84650 (2015-043)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention and its Protocols, relevant stakeholder organizations

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