18 May - 20 October 2013, Ottawa, Canada
List of Participants
SOUTH Africa faces many economic, environmental and social challenges. Inflation, constraints of energy, water and food, and a 24.9% unemployment rate are just a few.
A women's fish farming project that emphasises conserving biodiversity on Lake Victoria, has been hailed by the UN Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark.
On a rooftop in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, two students are collecting soil samples from boxes planted with species from two native plant communities:
In the past 53 years, carbon dioxide levels have risen globally approximately 22 percent. Much has been written about how the rise in greenhouse gases is bad for the environment, but less has been said about how these gases can help some plants flourish.
With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass.
Kibaha district authorities may not know exactly how much of their remaining indigenous forests are being illegally harvested but they see the size of bare land that was otherwise covered by trees increasing at an alarming rate. They have decided to deal with the situation.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal resources by 2020.
UNITED NATIONS, May 17 2013 (IPS) - Migratory birds, which play an important role in the complex web of life known as ecosystem services, are under threat as never before, with some species facing extinction within the next decade.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 16 (UPI) -- Invasive "crazy ants" displacing native fire ants across the southeastern United States could have dramatic effects on the region's ecosystem, researchers say
The UK's spring butterflies are being welcomed by enthusiasts, but weeks later than they usually arrive.
German researchers have discovered the biological keys to the success of an invasive species, wreaking havoc across Europe and the US,
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a 30-meter resolution forest cover data set that could boost efforts to track deforestation and forest degradation. 9
Suggestions that global warming has stalled are a "diversionary tactic" from "deniers" who want the public to be confused over climate change, according to the world's best-known climate scientist.
Reference: SCBD/SAM/RH/LC/GT/81817 (2013-038)
To: CBD National Focal Points of the following countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Summary Outcomes of the Eighth Meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee of the Biosafety Clearing-House
Bioversity International Joint Capacity Building Programme for Developing Countries on the Implementation of the International Treaty and Its Multilateral System of Access and Benefit Sharing
Reference: SCBD/NP/SBG/BG/jh/81188 (2013-037)
To: CBD Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and relevant stakeholders
This morning, 30 students from Saint Theresa College Girls’ Secondary, Mriehel, received awards in recognition of their contribution to biodiversity protection in the Maltese Islands.
Chennai: While foresters have looked the other way, roads have been built without authorisation and in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve.
Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan. Police in Kutai Kartanegara have seized 1,100 metric tons of coal allegedly mined illegally from a protected forest, but have not made any arrests in the case.
An environmental activist in Gabon is facing jail time and a $10,000 fine over his campaign against a Singaporean agroindustrial giant's plan to develop tens of thousands of hectares in oil palm, timber, and rubber plantations in the Central African nation.