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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.
Focal Point
#6707

Cameroon

Mme Angèle Ziekine

Protected Areas NFP
Focal Point
#6706

Afghanistan

Mr. Abdul Wali Modaqiq

Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
wali.modaqiq@nepa.gov.af
Meeting
#5498

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2015

27 - 30 April 2015, Quito, Ecuador

Notification
#2318
2015-04-27

Lists of selected participants for the international workshops and the expert meeting related to traditional knowledge and resource mobilization, 8 to 15 June 2015 - Panajachel, Guatemala

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/JS/dm/84402 (2015-046)
To: CBD, TK, Resource Mobilization, SBSTTA and the Nagoya Protocol National Focal Points, International and Non-Governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#103610
2015-04-27

Regional economies face peril with declining coral reefs — report

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The United Nations and conservation groups have warned the Caribbean that their economies are in peril with the decline of coral reefs.

News Headlines
#103611
2015-04-27

We need our leaders to speak out on climate change, not stay silent

The less that political, community and business leaders talk about climate change, the more scope there is for scepticism to emerge Something is missing from the British general election campaign. Climate change had its 3.5 seconds of fame during the seven-way leaders’ debate, but has barely bee ...

News Headlines
#103613
2015-04-27

The Patron Saint of Petén

José Román Carrera stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and speaks matter-of-factly, even casually, about the 82 death threats he has received over his 23-year career trying to protect his country’s greatest natural asset. It’s the same tone I might use when ordering a sandwich in a deli. When I as ...

News Headlines
#103614
2015-04-27

Preserving the endangered Ridley Bronze turkey

They are ugly, tough and bred to survive brutal winters, yet somehow the gnarly Ridley Bronze turkey has captured the heart of a retired nurse on Saltspring Island.

News Headlines
#103615
2015-04-27

Fish stocking program recovering after major losses

After a power failure and disease caused large numbers of fish to die at hatcheries that supply the province, New Brunswick's stocking program is back on track, however officials would still like to double the number of trout being released every year.

News Headlines
#103616
2015-04-27

Coyotes Are New York’s Newest Immigrants

My attire this morning: long johns under jeans, two layers of wool socks, heavy hiking boots, a turtleneck, two scarves, gloves, a fleece, a down parka and a knitted hat. I’m in the most populous city in the country, it’s the coldest day of the year, and we’re off to track coyotes.

News Headlines
#103617
2015-04-27

'Zero Deforestation' not necessarily the answer, environmentalists warn

Last week, the London-based think tank Innovation Forum convened a two-day conference on the subject of sustainable forestry in Washington, D.C. Titled “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation,” the conference brought together leaders from both public and private spheres, including forest commodit ...

News Headlines
#103618
2015-04-27

Vulture culture atop coconut palms sends bird numbers soaring

NAVI MUMBAI: Around 200 km south of Mumbai in the picturesque coastal town of Shrivardhan in Raigad district, a meticulous Vulture Conservation Centre is slowly but surely taking shape atop tall coconut trees.

News Headlines
#103619
2015-04-27

Saving the World's Only Freshwater Porpoise

The increased urbanisation along China's mother river, the Yangtze, has caused its deterioration over the years. As one of China's most important waterways, cargo ships as well as passenger boats navigate its channels and over the last 50 years, there has been a 73 percent increase in pollution ...

News Headlines
#103622
2015-04-27

Spain issues alert over oil slick threatening islands

Spain's government has activated an environmental emergency alert over an oil spill that threatens pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands.

News Headlines
#103623
2015-04-27

At home with the world's last male northern white rhinoceros

Mohamed Doyo seems to have a dream job. Every evening, he patrols the Kenyan savannah, glimpsing lions chasing down darting Thomson’s gazelles, hearing the calls of red-chested cuckoos and, when there is a full moon, seeing the majestic, snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya in the distance.

News Headlines
#103624
2015-04-27

Thai customs seize 511 pieces of elephant ivory destined for Laos

More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said on Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week.

News Headlines
#103625
2015-04-27

Chimp sanctuary’s ebola relief

Sierra Leone – In the rising afternoon humidity 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to ebola.

News Headlines
#103626
2015-04-27

MPs call for inquiry into sheep dip poisoning scandal

A former environment minister and more than a dozen MPs from across the political spectrum have backed calls for an inquiry and parliamentary debate into whether farmers were misled over the use of a dangerous chemical.

News Headlines
#103627
2015-04-27

Two more Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

A pair of critically endangered Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) were found dead this month in Indonesia's Aceh province, just the latest casualties for a species that has been brought into increasing conflict with humans amid the country's oil palm boom.

News Headlines
#103628
2015-04-27

Canada, U.S. and Mexico sign deal to protect migratory bats

Canada has signed an agreement with the United States and Mexico to protect migratory bats.

News Headlines
#103629
2015-04-27

Plastics Choking Animals Targeted in G-7 Clean-Ocean Push

The biggest advanced economies plan to urge the world to clean up plastic shopping bags and bottles clogging oceans, prodded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Meeting
#5503

Run for Biodiversity

26 April 2015, Montreal, Canada

Focal Point
#6705

Republic of Korea
News Headlines
#103600
2015-04-24

Exploding tourism threatens Inle Lake’s biodiversity

The Intha people who live on and around Inle Lake, in Myanmar, are renowned for their custom of fishing while rowing with one leg.

News Headlines
#103601
2015-04-24

Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity — the variety of organisms living on Earth — is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems than previously thought.

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