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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
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Argentina
News Headlines
#115734
2018-01-19

Pope set to visit site of deforestation, indigenous struggle in Peru

Pope Francis will visit one of the Peruvian Amazon’s most threatened regions today, where the leader of the Catholic Church is expected to address escalating deforestation and uncertainty about indigenous peoples’ rights.

News Headlines
#115735
2018-01-19

The big role of small insects

Kota Kinabalu: Insects are generally disregarded as big animals get the lop-sided attention. Singapore-hailed and world renowned colorectal surgeon Professor Francis Seow-Choen said the small stature of insects had unfortunately fooled people at large to conclude they are unimportant.

News Headlines
#115736
2018-01-19

Coral reefs 'at make or break point', UN environment head says

The battle to save the world’s coral reefs is at “make or break point”, and countries that host them have a special responsibility to take a leadership role by limiting greenhouse gas emissions, plastic pollution and impacts from agriculture, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme ...

News Headlines
#115737
2018-01-19

Water management is health management

Improving human health and protecting water resources go hand in hand; it is time for policymakers to realise this, says The Nature Conservancy’s Giulio Boccaletti.

News Headlines
#115738
2018-01-19

Expert Bat Conservation Panel Appointed To Protect Biodiversity

Natural England has appointed a new expert panel to help shape the future of bat conservation in this country. As Natural England considers an innovative approach to licensing across a range of species, it is looking at how the implementation of protected species legislation could be improved in ...

News Headlines
#115739
2018-01-19

There’s still hope to stave off extinction for the smallest cat in the Americas, study shows

The smallest cat in the Americas is struggling under huge pressure as clear-cutting destroyed its habitat and farmers defend their chickens with deadly force.

News Headlines
#115740
2018-01-19

First Global Atlas of Soil Bacteria

What lives in your dirt? CU Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.

News Headlines
#115741
2018-01-19

Study says the world’s most vilified and dangerous animals may be humankind’s best ally

Christopher O’Bryan, the lead author based at UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the study revealed examples where native predators, ranging from leopards and bats to scavengers such as vultures, provide critical services including disease regulation, agricultural productivity, a ...

News Headlines
#115742
2018-01-19

There Is A Less Than 1 In 40 Chance Global Warming Will Exceed 4 Degrees Celsius

Most estimates predict climate change will increase average global surface temperatures by 1.5 to 4.5°C (or 2.7 to 8.1°F) by the end of the century, but new research, published this week in the journal Nature, suggests there is a less than one in 40 chance global warming will exceed 4°C. While i ...

News Headlines
#115743
2018-01-19

Climate change and weather extremes: Both heat and cold can kill

Climate change is increasing the frequency and strength of some types of extreme weather in the United States, particularly heat waves. Last summer the U.S. Southwest experienced life-threatening heat waves, which are especially dangerous for elderly people and other vulnerable populations.

News Headlines
#115744
2018-01-19

With Climate Change, This Island Is Swallowed by the Sea

KUTUBDIA, Bangladesh — Anyone who doubts climate change should come to this lovely low-lying island, lapped by gentle waves and home to about 100,000 people.

News Headlines
#115745
2018-01-19

Dueling Climate Change Studies and the Doubt That Surrounds Both of Them

A new study published in the journal Nature decreases the variability range of temperature increase predicted by climatologists. The new study predicts only a 2.7 C increase in global average temperature by the year 2100. If correct, the study vastly downgrades the “worst case scenarios” peddled ...

News Headlines
#115746
2018-01-19

Rising seas from warming climate threaten major cities in Africa

An inlet curling up the Liesbeeck River valley as far as Pinelands, with Cape Town harbour entirely submerged. Large parts of Muizenberg and Retreat underwater, with flooding along the peninsula.

News Headlines
#115747
2018-01-19

Global warming: 2017 was second-warmest, last three years are record hot

Data from leading international weather agencies shows the record-breaking trend toward a warmer planet is continuing. The findings uphold scientists' understanding of human-caused climate change.

News Headlines
#115748
2018-01-19

Conserving our biodiversity—priorities for well-connected protected areas

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has measured progress and shortfalls in the connectivity of protected areas in countries across the world, identifying the main priorities to sustain or improve connectivity in each country.

News Headlines
#115749
2018-01-19

Biodiversity for Resilience Against Natural Disasters

Climate change is increasingly putting pressure on farmers and the global food systems, according to researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and the transdisciplinary International Panel of ...

News Headlines
#115750
2018-01-19

Assessing nature's contributions to people

A major challenge today and into the future is to maintain or enhance beneficial contributions of nature to a good quality of life for all people. This is among the key motivations of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a joint global eff ...

NBSAP
#115733

Tunisia
2018-01-18

Tunisia

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.3)

Notification
#2730
2018-01-18
Action by
2018-02-01

Sub-Regional Workshop for Arabic-speaking Parties on the Clearing-House Mechanism, 5-9 March 2018 – Cairo, Egypt

Reference: SCBD/IMS/ET/SM/87118 (2018-011)
To: CBD and CHM NFPs of: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen

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Notification
#2731
2018-01-18

Invitation to Register for Part Two of the Massive Open Online Course “Introduction to Resilience for Development”

Reference: SCBD/IMS/ET/CP/86916 (2018-012)
To: CBD, CPB and ABS National Focal Points, other Governments, IPLCs and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#115714
2018-01-18

Extreme weather behind sudden die off of rare antelope?

Scientists have determined that unusually warm temperatures and high humidity may have played a role in the mysterious die off two years ago of half of the world's population of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan, BBC News reports.

News Headlines
#115715
2018-01-18

Divers In Mexico Have Discovered The World's Largest Flooded Cave

The low-altitude, limestone-laden expanse of the Yucatan peninsula is the perfect place for the formation of submerged underground caves - geological features the ancient Maya people referred to as "cenotes". For the past 10 months, a diving team led by Robert Schmittner has been swimming throug ...

News Headlines
#115716
2018-01-18

Supermarkets under pressure to reveal amount of plastic they create

Supermarkets are coming under growing pressure from politicians and campaigners to reveal the amount of plastic they create, and pay more towards its safe disposal, following a Guardian investigation.

News Headlines
#115717
2018-01-18

The oceans are gasping for air

The planet’s proverbial canary in the coal mine could very well be its oceans: If they lose dissolved oxygen because of climate change, the impact will be felt all the way up the food chain to people.

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