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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.
News Headlines
#110255
2016-09-30

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.

News Headlines
#110257
2016-09-30

No decline in tiger trafficking: new report

Tiger poaching is showing no sign of slowing down, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

News Headlines
#110258
2016-09-30

Amazon’s pink river dolphins reveal the bizarre impacts of seafood fraud

In recent years numbers of South America’s freshwater dolpins have fallen. But they’re not being caught to eat, but as bait for a common catfish being fraudulently sold under a different name

News Headlines
#110259
2016-09-30

Colorful fish tanks with destructive side effects

In the US, "Finding Dory" has already become one of the most successful animated films ever. Such movies can fuel demand for home saltwater aquariums. Conservationists say that is not a good thing.

News Headlines
#110260
2016-09-30

EU nations approve ratification of climate change pact

BRUSSELS - European Union environment ministers have approved the ratification of the landmark Paris climate change pact, paving the way for the agreement to enter force in November.

News Headlines
#110261
2016-09-30

How Climate Change Is Fueling a Food Crisis in Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria

The frontline of global warming is on farms. But the story is about much more than hunger.

News Headlines
#110262
2016-09-30

Not just the face of climate change: Inuit want a say in Canada's climate strategy

Inuit want to be more than the "human face of climate change" and play a meaningful role in shaping Canada's climate strategy says the president of the national Inuit organization.

News Headlines
#110263
2016-09-30

SA conservation efforts hailed as Equus population grows

South Africa’s proposal to transfer the Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra) from Appendix I to Appendix II has been adopted at the 17th Conference of Parties (CoP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) currently under way in Johannesurg.

News Headlines
#110264
2016-09-30

See a rare West African conservation success story

Shifting mindsets have allowed people living around Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta – and visitors – to get the most of its lush, life-giving environment

News Headlines
#110265
2016-09-30

Endangered giraffes threatened by Uganda’s oil drilling bid

In the lush greens of Karen-Hardy just next to Nairobi national park, a young male Rothschild’s giraffe called Jock is feeding on greenish-coloured pellets from a container placed on a raised platform.

News Headlines
#110266
2016-09-30

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed - at this year's gathering - to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.

News Headlines
#110267
2016-09-30

Sea Turtles Can Save Themselves If We Clean Up Our Act

Sea turtles have been swimming in our oceans ever since the time of the dinosaurs, enduring meteor collisions, ice ages, and the shifting of the continents.

News Headlines
#110268
2016-09-30

Scientists show cities can serve as a refuge for insect pollinators

Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has said.

News Headlines
#110269
2016-09-30

Guinea begins a new era for conservation of migratory waterbirds

Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds. These tools include the availability of the National AEWA Work Plan, the Lesser Flamingo Species Action Plan, and the Black crowned-crane Species Action Plan.

Meeting Document
#110254
2016-09-29

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/4

Hosting of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Meetings of the Conference of the Parties and the Corresponding Meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols

News Headlines
#110240
2016-09-29

High Stakes on the High Seas: A Call for International Reserves

Marine protected areas in national waters have proven successful in helping depleted fish stocks to recover

News Headlines
#110241
2016-09-29

New lizard species named after Indian scientist

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon’s Aarey Colony and Thane’s Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered, and has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri.

News Headlines
#110242
2016-09-29

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal

A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

News Headlines
#110243
2016-09-29

Chile creates largest marine park in Southeast Pacific

An area that includes the islands of San Félix and San Ambrosio — also known as the Desventuradas — is now officially protected.

News Headlines
#110244
2016-09-29

UK faces European court for failing to protect porpoises

UK has failed to provide enough safe habitats for the mammals, with just one small site formally proposed so far, says European commission

News Headlines
#110245
2016-09-29

Furniture that destroys forests: crackdown on 'rampant' trade in rosewood

Cites summit moves to protect the world’s most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the tree under trade restrictions

News Headlines
#110246
2016-09-29

Wildlife trafficking: Trade driven by greed

CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon tells DW how forensics is a game-changer for combating wildlife trade, about weird and wonderful species up for protection, and the surprising Western link to demand for rhino horn.

News Headlines
#110247
2016-09-29

Cocaine Not to Blame for Western Amazon Forest Loss, Study Says

RIO DE JANEIRO — Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia — not coca production, researchers said Wednesday.

News Headlines
#110248
2016-09-29

Field Notes: Can we alter endangered species to be more adaptable?

Mongabay offers a glimpse into conservation science in progress: Stephanie Courtney Jones suggests that “pesty” traits that help invasive species spread, could also help endangered species adapt.

News Headlines
#110249
2016-09-29

World demands ecotourism

The booming social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has been used by many Indonesians to promote the country’s beauty to the outside world.

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