BiodiverSEEDy is a small international project that aims to reconnect seeds to the cultures that have passed them down through the generations. The work of thousands of years could be lost in just a few decades if the current trend towards monocultural cultivation, genetic modification and priva ...
A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore maps tropics where deforestation have the most and the least gains, and aims to guide policymakers to realise whether their deforestation strategies make economic sense.
A new article shows how Essential Biodiversity Variables can be produced to measure biodiversity change at a global scale.
Sinking islands may become a reality with sea level rise and climate change in decades to come. Tamil Nadu has hit upon a novel idea to protect such islands on its coast – deployment of artificial reefs near vulnerable islands.
The world’s nations have agreed, almost unanimously, to try to limit the rise of global average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius or less over preindustrial levels. Is that still possible? Climate campaigners, scientists, and politicians frequently insist it is. All we need, they say, is politic ...
Virtually all governments know that climate change is happening, and polls show most people do too – with those living in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa particularly worried. The question is not whether global warming is happening, but what we are going to do about it. There are, and need ...
For years, Kuwait’s climate has been steadily heating up. In the summer months, the Gulf state now frequently touches 50C, and was last year awarded the grim prize of being the hottest place on earth, when temperatures reached a staggering high of 54C.
This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland's accelerating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to se ...
The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I research retreating glaciers. The fire has captured public and scientific interest not just because its size and location came as a surprise, but also ...
We’re told we are in the ‘anthropocene’ era, the era of human domination. One of the features of this era is the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. In plain language, many of the world’s species are disappearing as a result of human activities. The current rate of species extinction may be 1,000 tim ...
UNESCO-IOC—Marine Spatial Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach Towards Ecosystem-Based Management
SOI Action Plan 2015-2020
MPA Agency Partnership—Marine Protected Areas Agencies: A Practical Guide
Sustainable Ocean Initiative brochure
Website for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative
Identifying Specific Elements for Integrating the Traditional, Scientific, Technical and Technological Knowledge of Indigenous and Local Communities, and Social and Cultural Criteria and Other Aspects for the Application of Scientific Criteria for Identification of Ecologically or Biologically S ...
Marine Spatial Planning in Practice—Transitioning from Planning to Implementation
Training manual on the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) in the open- ocean waters and deep-sea habitats
UNEP-GPA--EBM-markers for assessing progress
FAO: Putting into practice the ecosystem approach to fisheries
Using Scientific Information Related to Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) to Implement Marine Spatial Planning and Ecosystem Based Management
One ocean, many worlds of life (CBD booklet for 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity - Marine Biodiversity)
Report of the Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and A Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning
FAO: Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas and Fisherie
FAO: Geographic Information Systems to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries