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#101617
2014-10-24

St. Kitts and Nevis in Forefront of Biodiversity Board

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 23, 2014 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis will have a leading voice contributing to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as the Federation was elected to the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) Bureau for COP 13 to be held in Mexico in 2016.

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#101618
2014-10-24

Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

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#101619
2014-10-24

As permafrost soils thaw, soil microbes amplify global climate change

Scientists have discovered how an invisible menagerie of microbes in permafrost soils acts as global drivers of Earth processes such as climate via gas exchange between soils and the atmosphere.

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#101620
2014-10-24

Global consumption an increasingly significant driver of tropical deforestation

International trade with agricultural and wood products is an increasingly important driver of tropical deforestation.

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#101621
2014-10-24

Desert streams: Deceptively simple

Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding.

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#101622
2014-10-24

Beef, palm oil, soy, and wood products from 8 countries responsible for 1/3 of forest destruction

Four commodities produced in just eight countries are responsible for a third of the world's forest loss, according to a new report.

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#101623
2014-10-24

Brazil declares new protected area larger than Delaware

Earlier this week, the Brazilian government announced the declaration of a new federal reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest.

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#101624
2014-10-24

Biosecurity gaps led to 36 invasive species entering Australia since 2000

Invasive Species Council says Australia has not heeded lessons from decision to introduce cane toad in Queensland in 1935

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#101625
2014-10-24

Africa: Sustaining Africa's Development By Leveraging On Climate Change

Marrakech — By leveraging knowledge about climate change, through adopting improved agriculture technologies and using water and energy more effectively, Africa can accelerate its march towards sustainable development.

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#101626
2014-10-24

Sustainable wildlife management essential for protecting biodiversity

Wildlife is an important renewable natural resource, with economic, cultural, nutritional and recreational value to humans, Parties at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12), held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea concluded.

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#101628
2014-10-24

European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change

BRUSSELS — The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early on Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.

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#101629
2014-10-24

Acid oceans: the risk from carbon emissions

Some species 'may not last the century' as rich eco-systems are threatened by industrial emissions

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#101630
2014-10-24

Wildlife Conservation: Protected Areas the Best Bet for Elephants Caught Between Poaching and Human Encounters

Two elephants lost their lives when they came in touch with an electric wire, suspected to be put up by villagers in India's northern West Bengal to protect their paddy crop.

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#101600
2014-10-23

Karakoram glacier anomaly resolved, a cold case of climate science

Researchers may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, namely why glaciers in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas have remained stable and even increased in mass while glaciers nearby and worldwide have been receding.

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#101601
2014-10-23

Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife

Gold mining is on the rise in the Guiana Shield, a geographic region of South America that holds one of the world’s largest undisturbed tract of rainforest.

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#101602
2014-10-23

Sustaining Africa’s Development by Leveraging on Climate Change

MARRAKECH, Oct 23 2014 (IPS) - By leveraging knowledge about climate change, through adopting improved agriculture technologies and using water and energy more effectively, Africa can accelerate its march towards sustainable development.

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#101603
2014-10-23

Climate Negotiators “Sleepwalking” in Bonn

BONN, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - The 410,000 people who took to the streets for climate action in New York City during the U.N. Climate Summit would have been outraged by the 90-minute delay and same-old political posturing at the first day of a crucial round of climate treaty negotiations in Bonn at t ...

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#101604
2014-10-23

The Nagoya Protocol: A Treaty Waiting to Happen

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - For over 20 years, Mote Bahadur Pun of Nepal’s western Myagdi district has been growing ‘Paris polyphylla’ – a Himalayan herb used to cure pain, burns and fevers.

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#101605
2014-10-23

Five graphs that explain the EU 2030 energy and climate deal

As David Cameron prepares to join EU leaders to set new targets for emissions, energy savings and renewables, we look at the data and what it means for the UK

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#101606
2014-10-23

Biodiversity to guide development

GOVERNMENT'S environment and planning agency has begun the process of updating the country's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), which is expected to inform the island's development decisions and poverty-reduction strategies.

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#101607
2014-10-23

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds

Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage.

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#101608
2014-10-23

For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save the Snow Leopard

The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile.

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#101575
2014-10-22

Australian scientists studying the effects of ocean acidification on marine life

Chambers are being set up by Australian scientists under Antarctic sea ice to test the impact of ocean acidification on marine life.

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#101576
2014-10-22

UN meet signs off on biodiversity roadmap amid 2020 target concerns

Delegates meeting under the umbrella of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Friday closed a two-week long meet held in South Korea after agreeing to a series of 33 decisions.

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#101578
2014-10-22

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed

Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed "a universal explanation" for many of the dazzling coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world.

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#101581
2014-10-22

Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working

There's hope for India's imperilled vultures. There has been a big reduction in the use of veterinary diclofenac, a painkilling drug given to livestock that is deadly to vultures that dine on their carcasses.

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#101582
2014-10-22

IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

[MARRAKESH] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should do practical research that can help mitigate global warming effects and advance knowledge in regions such as Africa where climate systems are little understood, a UN official has said.

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#101583
2014-10-22

Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

European countries devote small percentages of their national income to international aid, but these add up to colossal amounts — in the UK, for example, 0.7 per cent amounts to £11 billion a year.

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#101584
2014-10-22

Saving the survivor: China scrambles to keep the finless porpoise from extinction

On the morning of July 14, 2002 Qi Qi ate breakfast as he always did.

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#101585
2014-10-22

Colombia reports drop in deforestation

Colombia has for the first time released an annual report on deforestation, revealing that forest loss during 2013 was lower than the recent average.

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#101586
2014-10-22

OPINION: The Politics of Biodiversity Loss

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - To mainstream biodiversity concerns into development planning, we must offer a compelling rationale and demonstrate biodiversity’s relevance to wealth generation, job creation and general human wellbeing.

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#101587
2014-10-22

Panama’s Indigenous People Want to Harness the Riches of Their Forests

PANAMA CITY, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - For indigenous people in Panama, the rainforest where they live is not only their habitat but also their spiritual home, and their link to nature and their ancestors. The forest holds part of their essence and their identity.

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#101588
2014-10-22

Weak EU 2030 climate deal risks nearly a million jobs, warn unions

Leader of European Trade Union Confederation joins major brands, including Philips and Shell, calling for ambitious climate and energy package to create jobs and support businesses

News Headlines
#101589
2014-10-22

'We will succeed in these negotiations'

Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells DW what he hopes to achieve at the COP20 this December. Representatives from most of the world's countries will gather in Lima to discuss climate change challenges.

News Headlines
#101590
2014-10-22

Oceans Could Lose $1 Trillion in Value Due to Acidification

This month, the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity released a report updating the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life.

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#101591
2014-10-22

Bio-safety law holds many possibilities for Nigeria’s agribusinesses

Agricultural biotechnology is an issue that is very important to the economy of a nation, and for developing countries, it is vital to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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#101592
2014-10-22

In fight against hunger, UN launches initiative targeting threat of desertification

22 October 2014 – The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change.

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#101593
2014-10-22

Global warming is shrinking alpine goats

DURHAM, England, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Animals shrinking in size and mass isn't exactly new. In recent decades, scientists have observed an inverse relationship between animal size and temperature averages.

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#101546
2014-10-21

EU pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'

The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report has claimed.

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#101547
2014-10-21

Are we miscommunicating gender in science?

Later this month, Paraguay will host the 10th Iberoamerican Congress on Science, Technology and Gender

News Headlines
#101548
2014-10-21

View on Poverty: Big data protects farmers’ livelihoods

“Don’t plant any crops” was the expert advice one group of Colombian farmers received from a research partnership last year.

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#101549
2014-10-21

Indonesian law bars palm oil companies from protecting forests

A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, ...

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#101550
2014-10-21

Ethiopia Moves in Right Direction with Climate Change Response But Challenges Remain

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 2014 (IPS) - Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this gr ...

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#101551
2014-10-21

Protecting Biodiversity in Costa Rica’s Thermal Convection Dome in the Pacific

SAN JOSE, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - The vast habitat known as the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome in the eastern Pacific Ocean will finally become a protected zone, over 50 years after it was first identified as one of the planet’s most biodiversity-rich marine areas.

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#101552
2014-10-21

Prozac may be harming bird populations, study suggests

Starlings who were fed same levels of antidepressant drug found in sewage earthworms suffered loss of libido and appetite

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#101553
2014-10-21

Africa: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development - Vital Interlinkages

As the world moves towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, there is an emerging debate about how target-setting and implementation might integrate across the 17 goals proposed by the Open Working Group (OWG) so that the inextricable links between, say, climate change, ...

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#101554
2014-10-21

Drought, Deforestation and Degradation Plague Paraguay's Forest Peoples; Can REDD+ Help?

20 October 2014 | What’s happening to Paraguay’s forest is, unfortunately, a well-told story. The forests are under pressure from a multitude of threats that are undermining its health. A changing climate continues to alter rain patterns and affect food security.

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#101555
2014-10-21

US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#101556
2014-10-21

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti once produced half the world's coffee. The lush, shade-covered mountainsides provided an ideal environment for imported Arabica trees.

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#101557
2014-10-21

Why we need to save the sharks

Sharks have long been portrayed as man-eaters, a menace to any swimmer brave (or foolish) enough to share the water with them. But this depiction could not be further from reality.

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#101558
2014-10-21

Farmers in Burkina Faso outsmart climate change

Farmers in one of the world's least-developed countries are restoring degraded land using innovative techniques to conserve water and soil.

News Headlines
#101559
2014-10-21

Rising to "the greatest challenge in human history"

Different obstacles to food security need different solutions. Experience shows that a combination of actions is needed to reduce hunger and guarantee food security in the longer run.

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#101560
2014-10-21

When the Endangered Species Act Threatens Wildlife

When the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973, the concern was that iconic species such as the bald eagle would become extinct. The main threats were from shooting, poisoning and trapping.

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#101561
2014-10-21

Unable to protect rhinos, Kruger Park opens auction on endangered species

When a discreet “invitation to bid” advertisement appeared in a South African newspaper this month, it was a shocking admission of defeat by one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves.

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#101562
2014-10-21

Change in the Environment? Ask an Indicator Species

Indicator species such as pikas or frogs can signal a biological change in an ecosystem and can be used to diagnose its overall health, helping conservation efforts. Yet, picking the right indicator is not easy.

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#101563
2014-10-21

Biodiversity And REDD: How They Fit Together

22 October 2014 | Over half the world’s known species are found only in tropical forests, and companies that invest in forest carbon projects often do so as much to conserve endangered habitat as to sequester carbon.

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#101510
2014-10-20

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

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#101511
2014-10-20

UN convention agrees to double biodiversity funding, accelerate preservation measures

17 October 2014 – A United Nations conference in Republic of Korea wrapped up today with governments agreeing to double biodiversity-related international financial aid to developing countries, including small islands and transition economics, by 2015 and through the next five years.

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#101512
2014-10-20

Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says.

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#101513
2014-10-20

Campaign blunts Vietnamese demand for rhino horn

Vietnam, currently the world's top consumer of rhino horn, is gradually being weaned off a habit that last year saw a record 1004 rhinos killed in South Africa.

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#101514
2014-10-20

View on Poverty: Big data protects farmers’ livelihoods

“Don’t plant any crops” was the expert advice one group of Colombian farmers received from a research partnership last year.

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#101515
2014-10-20

Behind on biodiversity targets, govts pledge to increase funding for conservation

On the heels of a report showing that the world is far behind on targets to halve habitat loss, cut pollution, and reduce overfishing, delegates meeting at a United Nations conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea have agreed to increase step up efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing nations.

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#101516
2014-10-20

Belize Fights to Save a Crucial Barrier Reef

BELIZE CITY, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, which provides jobs in fishing, tourism and other industries which feed the lifeblood of the economy, Belize has long been acutely aware of the need to protect its mar ...

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#101517
2014-10-20

Warmer Days a Catastrophe in the Making for Kenya’s Pastoralists

NAIROBI, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - Seif Hassan is a pastoralist from Garissa, Northern Kenya, some 380 kilometres outside of the capital, Nairobi. He sells his animals at the Garissa livestock market where, during a good season, pastoralists can sell up to 5,000 animals per week and “it is a cash-maki ...

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#101518
2014-10-20

Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

While the largest landowners have cut their contribution to deforestation by two-thirds, that of smallholders has increased

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#101519
2014-10-20

Antarctic conference to vote on huge marine parks amid strained relations

Meeting of 25 nations, including Russia and Ukraine, in Hobart will consider proposals on the future of Antarctic research and marine protection

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#101520
2014-10-20

Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals

Data indicates 190% rise in land clearance in August and September compared with same period last year

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#101521
2014-10-20

Straight down the line

The invaders are evolving in a way that will make their colonisation happen faster

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#101522
2014-10-20

WWF Statement on the Convention on Biological Diversity COP-12

On 17 October 2014 the Convention on Biological Diversity concluded its 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In response, the WWF CBD delegation issued the following statement:

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#101523
2014-10-20

UN biodiversity meet commits to double funding

The gathering in South Korea agrees to use average annual biodiversity funding for the years 2006-2010 as a baseline to be doubled by 2015, and then maintained through 2020

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#101524
2014-10-20

U.N. biodiversity convention wraps up successful run

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- A United Nations convention on biodiversity, which brought together government officials, environmentalists and entrepreneurs from around the world, wrapped up its 19-day run on Friday by adopting the "Pyeongchang Roadmap."

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#101525
2014-10-20

Governments Vow To Double Biodiversity Finance By 2015 And Expand Protection Of Oceans

17 October 2014 | During the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12), a United Nations backed report noted a major funding gap in global biodiversity conservation. Delegates may have well taken this into account because they agreed to double financial r ...

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#101526
2014-10-20

Biodiversity emerges as key U.N. development goal

PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province ― The 12th meeting of members of the Convention of Biological Diversity closed Friday with the global community showing its commitment to increasing funding significantly to achieve conservation targets.

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#101527
2014-10-20

[Michael Koch] Why Korea, and the world, must protect crop diversity

With Pyeongchang currently hosting the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Michael Koch, director of finance at the Global Crop Diversity Trust, explains why we need to act now to ensure future generations will be able to feed themselves.

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#101528
2014-10-20

Governments commit to increased Funding Action to Achieve Biodiversity Targets, Sustainable Development

Governments meeting at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity have committed to step up actions to achieve, by the end of the decade, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago, and contribute to the sustainable development agenda.

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#101529
2014-10-20

The link between environmental degradation and Ebola

Long-term alteration of habitats and accelerated climate change will increase chances of exotic diseases spreading, scientists argue.

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#101530
2014-10-20

Forest fires cause biodiversity loss: forum

Global forest experts on Tuesday discussed the negative impact of forest fires, including the loss of biological diversity, during a sideline event of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity hosted by the Korea Forest Service.

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#101485
2014-10-17

Bamboo Could Be a Savior for Climate Change, Biodiversity

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - Bamboo Avenue is a two-and-a-half mile stretch of road in Jamaica’s St. Elizabeth parish. It is lined with giant bamboo plants which tower above the road and cross in the middle to form a shady tunnel.

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#101486
2014-10-17

Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity is adopted

Environmental delegates from around the globe and officials from related international organizations gathered last week for the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will end today.

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#101488
2014-10-17

New viruses 'killing amphibians' in Spain

A deadly new disease has emerged that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

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#101489
2014-10-17

Carnivores help trees thrive without thorns, study says

The presence of carnivores helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.

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#101490
2014-10-17

Poisoned vulture could herald European bird crisis

Death linked to drugs whose use in cattle devastated vulture populations in India.

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#101491
2014-10-17

Focus on Poverty: The top issues in the SDG in-tray

The UN General Assembly has just reviewed progress towards an international agreement on how to tackle climate change and a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As SciDev.Net reported, President Obama announced a set of scientific initiatives.

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#101492
2014-10-17

Panama’s Coral Reefs Ringed with Threats

TABOGA, Panama, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - Fermín Gómez, a 53-year-old Panamanian fisherman, pushes off in his boat, the “Tres Hermanas,” every morning at 06:00 hours to fish in the waters off Taboga island. Five hours later he returns to shore.

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#101494
2014-10-17

Vanishing Species: Local Communities Count their Losses

PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Oct 16 2014 (IPS) - The Mountain Chicken isn’t a fowl, as its name suggests, but a frog. Kimisha Thomas, hailing from the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, remembers a time when she could find these amphibians or ‘crapaud’ as locals call them “just in the backy ...

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#101495
2014-10-17

Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea

The congress provided a platform for the public and private sectors, civil society and international and regional organizations to share experiences and explore avenues on how to foster business engagement in BioTrade activities.

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#101497
2014-10-17

U.N. meeting emphasizes border area biodiversity

Environment-related officials from 124 countries agreed to widen the scope of global coordination on preserving biodiversity worldwide during the 12th meeting of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which closed on Friday in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

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#101498
2014-10-17

Jamaica’s Biodiversity to guide development and help to reduce poverty

As of next year, Jamaica’s biodiversity and ecosystem services will be used as key consideration in the island’s development decisions and poverty reduction strategies.

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#101499
2014-10-17

A new approach to biodiversity resurrects old questions

A new look at one of ecology's unsolved puzzles—why biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions—brought some unexpected revelations.

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#101500
2014-10-17

UN must do more to protect biodiversity - Environment Minister

Environment Minister tells UN conference that they must do more to protect biodiversity following recent worrying reports.

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#101502
2014-10-17

In a Changing Climate, We Can’t Do Conservation as Usual

At the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity happening right now in Korea, there has been a lot of talk about adaptation. Most importantly, how can nature help countries and communities adapt to climate change?

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#101503
2014-10-17

Countries adopt measures to strengthen the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Governments have agreed on mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing at the first Meeting of the Conference of the Parties held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

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#101504
2014-10-17

United States: Restrictions Governing International Trade In Genetic Resources Enter Into Force

Nagoya Protocol Spurs New and More Stringent Requirements for Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing for Research and Commercial Activities Involving Genetic Resources from Plants, Animals and Microorganisms

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#101456
2014-10-16

Helen Clark - Speech On "Biodiversity in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Next Steps" At the Side-Event to the Conference of State Parties to the Convention On Biological Diversity (cbd), Cop-12

I thank the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for inviting me to address this important side-event on "Biodiversity in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Next Steps".

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#101457
2014-10-16

'Private sector's role crucial for biodiversity'

The private sector should increase its role in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the environment minister of Malta said Thursday during an environmental conference held in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province.

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#101458
2014-10-16

Environment chiefs discuss biodiversity

A global meeting of environment ministers and heads of related international organizations began in the eastern city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday to discuss ways to conserve biodiversity for sustainable development.

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#101459
2014-10-16

High-level meeting of U.N. biodiversity conference adopts 'Gangwon Declaration'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- A high-level meeting of a U.N. biodiversity conference ended Thursday, adopting a declaration that summarizes conservation initiatives and global development suggestions made during the three-week conference.

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#101460
2014-10-16

Eradicating poverty goes ‘hand in hand’ with biodiversity protection – UN officials

15 October 2014 – The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to development.

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#101461
2014-10-16

Sharks that hide in coral reefs may be safe from acidifying oceans

The epaulette shark displays physiological tolerance to elevated carbon dioxide in its environment after being exposed to carbon dioxide levels equivalent to those that are predicted for their natural habitats in the near future.

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#101462
2014-10-16

Curbing Biodiversity Loss Needs Giant Leap Forward

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 2014 (IPS) - When political leaders from climate-threatened Small Island Developing States (SIDS) addressed the U.N. General Assembly last month, there was one recurring theme: the urgent need to protect the high seas and preserve the world’s marine biodiversity

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