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2016-09-28

Climate Change
BBC News, 2016-09-28
A study has highlighted the risk posed by projected climate change on the world's ability to grow enough food.
Endangered Species
BBC News, 2016-09-28
Europe's only non-human primate, the Barbary Macaque, is expected to gain the highest level of species protection at the Cites meeting in Johannesburg.
Nature, 2016-09-28
Genetic analyses of endangered animals reveal high level of interbreeding with hardier American species.
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-28
In this Peruvian shanty town endangered wildlife is sold daily at market, live or freshly cooked in gory detail by traders flouting lax enforcement. Stopping this growing illegal trade will be key to discussions at Cites this week
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-28
Helmeted hornbills’ solid red beak sells for several times the price of elephant ivory due to soaring demand on the Chinese black market
Deutsche Welle, 2016-09-28
For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-28
It’s time we started shouting about illegal sales of endangered plants: it’s just as barbaric as the ivory trade
Forest Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2016-09-28
With the disbanding of Colombia’s largest military guerrilla group, FARC, Colombia’s forests could come under pressure from developmental goals. Home to almost 10 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, Colombia is listed as a “megadiverse” country by the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is home to 314 different types of ecosystems.
Mongabay.com, 2016-09-28
The world’s largest reforestation scheme may offer only marginal benefits for — or diminish — biodiversity, a study released earlier this month in Nature Communications revealed.
Voice of America, 2016-09-28
Climate change, acid rain, excessive logging and pest infestation threaten forests in many parts of the world, including Eastern Europe. Local authorities are fighting back, and some of them are even seeking help from international environmental organizations.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2016-09-28
Each day in fishing communities around the world, not every fish is counted. This happens in part because of illegal fishing, poor or incomplete surveys and discarded fish from commercial operations.
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
CBC (Canada), 2016-09-28
Bison conservation across North American is steadily moving in the right direction, according to a 10-year report card released Tuesday by the American Bison Society in Banff, Alta.
BBC News, 2016-09-28
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

2016-09-27

Climate Change
Science Daily, 2016-09-27
If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published research.
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-27
From tech solutions to crop diversification, our expert panel highlights how to support coffee farmers in the face of climate change
Science Daily, 2016-09-27
Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition.
Agriculture and Biodiversity
Science Daily, 2016-09-27
Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence farmers and livestock in developing countries.
UN News Centre, 2016-09-27
26 September 2016 – The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed today.
Endangered Species
Mongabay.com, 2016-09-27
One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.
Mongabay.com, 2016-09-27
What has a body like a shark’s, a saw protruding from its head and critically endangered status according to the IUCN?
Forest Biodiversity
Mongabay.com, 2016-09-27
Nicaragua is home to what is perhaps the last wild frontier of Central America. The nation boasts over one-quarter of the region’s remaining forest cover, about 20 percent of which is old growth situated squarely in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
SciDev.net, 2016-09-27
[NAIROBI] Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in research and development to promote blue economy — which includes marine biotechnology, fisheries, aquaculture, transport and tourism — for sustainable development, say African ministers.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2016-09-27
GAZI BAY, Kenya, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For fishing communities on Kenya's southern coast, felling mangrove trees to make boats has long been a part of life.
UNESCO, 2016-09-27
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and the National Union of Students UK (NUS-UK) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-27
Evidence obtained by the Guardian shows how treasury coffers swelled with 2% tax on trades worth up to $45m including tigers, rhinos and elephants
Guardian (UK), 2016-09-27
As the 17th world wildlife conference opens, South Africa’s environment minister Edna Bomo Molewa explains the country’s commitment to protecting wildlife
The Atlantic, 2016-09-27
Poaching has had a severe impact on savanna ecosystems, and the proof is in the mouths of Uganda’s hippos.

2016-09-26

Climate Change
The Indian Express, 2016-09-26
India, which will ratify the landmark Paris climate deal next month, today said it will continue to play a leading role in combating climate change but asked developed nations to fulfill their responsibilities through more contribution to finance and technology transfer.
Communication, Education and Public Awareness
Japan Times, 2016-09-26
Japanese people are less interested in climate change now than nine years ago, a government survey has shown.
Forest Biodiversity
CIFOR, 2016-09-26
Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting is done on already deforested land.

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