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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.
National Report
#102579

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2015-01-30
Meeting Document
#102578
2015-01-30

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/1/10

Report of the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Serving As the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from Their Utilization

Notification
#2282
2015-01-30
Action by
2015-03-16

Request for updated information from Parties and partners on recent actions and plans related to the conservation of migratory bird species

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/RH/LJ/84166 (2015-010)
To: National Focal Points to the CBD, PoWPA Focal Points, relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#102563
2015-01-30

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable u ...

News Headlines
#102564
2015-01-30

Previous climatic shifts deprived oceans of oxygen

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Dead zones -- massive stratified columns of oxygen-deprived water -- could become the new normal in oceans around the world as global temperatures continue to rise. New research, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, links ancient climate change to dead zon ...

News Headlines
#102565
2015-01-30

Scientists investigate link between skyrocketing sea slug populations, warming seas

A team of California scientists believes a far-flung Okenia rosacea bloom -- along with a slew of other marine species spotted north of their typical ranges -- may signal a much larger shift in ocean climate and a strong forthcoming El Niño.

News Headlines
#102566
2015-01-30

Survey finds US public still supports science

The US public trusts scientists and supports science. But scientists and non-scientists are concerned about the state of children’s science education, and researchers are dismayed about the state of US science, according to a poll released on 29 January.

News Headlines
#102567
2015-01-30

Focus on Gender: Farming app is out of touch with reality

A smartphone app called IFA Krishi Nepal has been designed to inform Nepali farmers about agricultural techniques, livestock disease, the weather and market prices, SciDev.Net reported earlier this month.

News Headlines
#102568
2015-01-30

When is a forest a forest? How definitions affect monitoring

We live in a world of constant beta,” explains James Anderson, communications officer for the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Forests program.

News Headlines
#102569
2015-01-30

UK supermarkets failing to stock enough sustainable fish, says report

Sainsbury’s offers the most with 163 certified products, but despite rising consumer demand Tesco stocked 18, Morrisons eight and Lidl just seven sustainable seafood products

News Headlines
#102570
2015-01-30

Regions Refocus 2015 Urges For Structural Shifts to Achieve Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - The new initiative Regions Refocus 2015, housed at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, draws attention to the systemic and structural shifts required to achieve sustainable development.

News Headlines
#102571
2015-01-30

Ramsar site that even migratory birds shun

KAPURTHALA: Not only has least diversity in bird species been observed at Kanjhli - the smallest Ramsar site of Punjab - but the wetland has been found to be in a bad shape during the recent Asian Water-bird Census (AWC).

News Headlines
#102549
2015-01-29

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

News Headlines
#102550
2015-01-29

News from the depths: A new cave-dwelling flatworm species from the Brazilian savanna

Field research in a limestone cave in the Brazilian savanna recorded the first obligate cave-dwelling flatworm of the suborder Continenticola in South America.

News Headlines
#102551
2015-01-29

Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' -- tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world -- shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification.

News Headlines
#102552
2015-01-29

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO

The UN is mooting the inclusion of genetic resources in guidelines for national climate change adaptation plans to support food security in developing countries.

News Headlines
#102553
2015-01-29

Monarch butterfly population rises a little, but still perilously low

The world's migrating monarch butterfly population has bounced back slightly from its record low last year, but the new numbers are still the second smallest on record.

News Headlines
#102554
2015-01-29

OPINION: Brazil Can Help Steer SDGs Towards Ambitious Targets

BRASILIA, Jan 29 2015 (IPS) - With the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of this year to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set priorities for the next fifteen years, 2015 will be a crucial year for the future of global development.

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