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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.
Notification
#2683
2017-10-20
Action by
2017-10-30

Regional Bio-Bridge Initiative Round Table for Central and Eastern Europe and the Central Asian Republics, 5-7 December 2017 – Minsk, Belarus

Reference: SCBD/IMS/ET/LZ/86820 (2017-108)
To: CBD Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and CHM Focal Points for Central and Eastern Europe and the Central Asian Republics

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Notification
#2684
2017-10-20

Composition of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/KG/NH/86630 (2017-109)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, international organizations, relevant stakeholders

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News Headlines
#114909
2017-10-20

Shallow soils promote savannas in South America

New research suggests that the boundary between South American tropical rainforests and savannas is influenced by the depth to which plants can root. Shallow rooting depth promotes the establishment of savannas. Previous research has shown that precipitation and fire mediate tropical forest and ...

News Headlines
#114910
2017-10-20

Monstrilloida: Monster discovered in Arctic Ocean

A new species of monstrilloid copepod, Monstrillopsis planifrons sp. n., is described from an adult female that was collected beneath snow-covered sea ice during the 2014 Ice Covered Ecosystem – CAMbridge bay Process Study (ICE-CAMPS) in Dease Strait of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

News Headlines
#114911
2017-10-20

New analysis suggests that preserving rare species is vital to tropical forests

We are in the midst of an extinction crisis,” said Jayanth R. Banavar, provost and senior vice president at the University of Oregon and previously at the University of Maryland in College Park. “We are losing species perhaps more rapidly than ever before. It is the biodiversity of the species t ...

News Headlines
#114912
2017-10-20

On a mission to construct biodiversity hotspots that would be the city's lungs

The lush green hills looking barren brown after every monsoon used to bother Abh ishek Kawit kar a lot. The inspiration to change this encouraged Kawitkar to form Tree Public, an NGO that focuses on afforestation in the city."

News Headlines
#114913
2017-10-20

Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is on

New study shows logged rainforests shouldn't be written off as they have long-term conservation value. Logged areas found to have the same temperature as pristine forests

News Headlines
#114914
2017-10-20

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.

News Headlines
#114915
2017-10-20

Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events.

News Headlines
#114916
2017-10-20

Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine lif

Rising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science Advances.

News Headlines
#114917
2017-10-20

A fresh look at fresh water—researchers create a 50,000-lake database

Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?

News Headlines
#114918
2017-10-20

Global pollution linked to one in six premature death. It’s worse than wars, AIDS and road accidents combined

An extensive study carried out by environmental experts found an alarmingly high percentage of all global premature deaths are linked to pollution, specifically airborne pollution. In 2015, nine million premature deaths or roughly 16 percent of all deaths can be attributed to pollution, accordin ...

News Headlines
#114919
2017-10-20

Off the African coast, a new tool in the fight against climate change: drones

Nine thousand miles away from Trump Tower and Hillary Clinton's email server, Aboud Jumbe watched the 2016 presidential election closely. As policy director for Zanzibar's Ministry of Lands, Water, Energy and Environment, Jumbe's day-to-day concerns include rising and warming waters, an existent ...

News Headlines
#114920
2017-10-20

Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action?

Notification
#2685
2017-10-19
Action by
2017-11-30

Call for Proposals on the Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Courses to be hosted in Developing Countries in 2018

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/JSH/FS/86843 (2017-110)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI Focal Points and GTI Coordination Mechanism

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News Headlines
#114894
2017-10-19

A brief history of the Earth's CO2

Climate change has been described as one of the biggest problems faced by humankind. Carbon dioxide is is the primary driver of global warming. Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.

News Headlines
#114895
2017-10-19

Zoos and aquariums pledge to highlight 'devastating effects' of unsustainable palm oil

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to promote the importance of more sustainable approaches to palm oil production.

News Headlines
#114896
2017-10-19

The Liasion Group of Biodiversty-related Convention (BLG) gathered to discuss ways to join forces

During 28-29 September 2017, the Heads of eight bio-diversity-related Conventions known as the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG) met at FAO Headquarters to discuss ways to join forces in support of global biodiversity and sustainable development agendas.

News Headlines
#114897
2017-10-19

Uncovering the mysteries of the Indian Ocean aboard the SA Agulhas II

Cape Town - The bright red metal behemoth heaves slowly, but steadily, through the water. Around her, whales periodically pop up for a breath of air before disappearing into the warm waves off South Africa's east coast. The vessel is a stranger here. Built to weather freezing temperatures, she u ...

News Headlines
#114898
2017-10-19

First cosmetic ingredients supplier to fulfil Nagoya Protocol on sustainability

Provital Group, a cosmetics ingredients player, has become the ‘first in the industry’ to achieve compliance with the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol for a specific R&D project.

News Headlines
#114899
2017-10-19

World's deepest lake is in peril: Natural wonder that holds one-fifth of earth's unfrozen fresh water is mysteriously dying

Lake Baikal, a major international tourist attraction, is undergoing a grave crisis, experts says. The lake, in Russia's Siberia, is a natural wonder of 'exceptional value to evolutionary science' meriting a listing as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It holds one-fifth of the world's unfrozen f ...

News Headlines
#114900
2017-10-19

As a biodiversity hot spot, SA gets ready to glow

Across SA, thousands of plant and animal specimens are languishing in poorly catalogued museum collections. Although an important part of scientific research, the collections have suffered from systemic underfunding and neglect.

News Headlines
#114901
2017-10-19

Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive drought

Before cutting down forest, land managers in drought prone areas might first consider the birds in the trees.According to a new study by biologists at Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the offspring of a certain songbird, the wood thrush, are more likely to survive drought ...

News Headlines
#114902
2017-10-19

Climate Change Checkup, 10/19/17

Public attention has been focused on global warming — more properly referred to as climate change — but the more general subject is man’s interaction with his environment. Often, this interaction has been beneficial to humanity: paths are cleared to allow easy travel; boats are built for access ...

News Headlines
#114903
2017-10-19

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Working from a small boat on the choppy lake waters in northern Canada, Sarah Crump, a paleoclimatologist, pulls up a 5-foot mud core sample from the undisturbed lakebed. Crump and her research team work with a sense of urgency. Even in summer, bad weather can move in quickly. And they must alwa ...

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