Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DAIN/fd/84275 (2015-044)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant organizations, and indigenous peoples and local communities
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.
Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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New threats to Europe’s birds and habitats directives highlight broader tensions – and opportunities – at the interface between conservation science and policy.
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
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.
Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.
OVERGRAZING is causing the Namibian desert to expand, according to well-known environmentalist Axel Rothauge.
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.
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, ...
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.
Industry and environmentalists rally against proposed new EU rules to authorise GM imports this spring, with national opt-outs
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/YX/84650 (2015-043)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention and its Protocols, relevant stakeholder organizations