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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.
Meeting Document
#104727
2015-07-31

Document

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Meeting Document
#104726
2015-07-31

Document

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to Their Cultural Heritage

Meeting Document
#104725
2015-07-31

Document

Development of Best-Practice Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge Relevant to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#104724
2015-07-31

Document

Compilation of Views on Task 15 Compiled for the Expert Meeting on the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge and the Ninth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions

Meeting Document
#104723
2015-07-31

Document

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Respect to Their Cultural Heritage

Meeting Document
#104722
2015-07-31

UNEP/CBD/ID/AHTEG/2015/1/INF/5

Proposal on Joint Indicator for Monitoring Land Degradation

Notification
#2362
2015-07-31

Selected participants for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop, 11 to 15 September 2015 - Yeosu, Republic of Korea

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JMQ/ 84552 (2015-090)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#104709
2015-07-31

Aquariums 'deliver significant health benefits'

People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested.

News Headlines
#104710
2015-07-31

Scientists call for U.S. ban on salamander imports

BERKELEY, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Scientists in California have called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately halt salamander imports until there's a concrete plan to detect and isolate the fungus that's decimated amphibians in Europe.

News Headlines
#104711
2015-07-31

Amid ‘steady rise’ in rhino poaching and elephant killings, UN urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

30 July 2015 – Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply an ...

News Headlines
#104713
2015-07-31

Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges

North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive "green belt" that is home to deep-water corals as well as a plethora of fish and marine mammals.

News Headlines
#104714
2015-07-31

New study exposes negative effects of climate change on Antarctic fish

Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University have discovered that the combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish (Gymnodraco acutic ...

News Headlines
#104715
2015-07-31

Mangroves Could Protect Coastlines from Storms, Sea Level Rise

LONDON, Jul 31 2015 (IPS) - The importance of mangroves in protecting coastal areas under threat due to sea level rise caused by climate change may have been underestimated, according to new research.

News Headlines
#104716
2015-07-31

Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change, address ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ says Ban

30 July 2015 – The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.

News Headlines
#104717
2015-07-31

Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 2015 (IPS) - With the enthusiasm of the recent Financing for Development conference behind us, the central issues and many layers of what is at stake are now firmly in sight. In fact, a complex issue like hunger, which is a long standing development priority, remains an ev ...

News Headlines
#104718
2015-07-31

Enhancing resilience to climate change in southeast Asia

Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance.

News Headlines
#104719
2015-07-31

Drought's lasting impact on forests

In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought.

News Headlines
#104720
2015-07-31

No such thing as a free lunch, we should invest in the land

We all know that if you are spending more than you earn, there is a tipping point from which you can never recover. It is the point of bankruptcy. The same is true of productive natural resources like land.

Meeting Document
#104708
2015-07-30

UNEP/CBD/ABS/CB-IAC/1/1

Provisional Agenda

News Headlines
#104698
2015-07-30

African river study fills gap in carbon emissions tally

[NAIROBI] African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.

News Headlines
#104699
2015-07-30

Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable’ – UN

29 July 2015 – The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different clima ...

News Headlines
#104700
2015-07-30

Tropical protection

After years of talk, the palm-oil industry is looking into adopting environmental standards. Such rules must be strong, and need to be implemented.

News Headlines
#104701
2015-07-30

Alarm over 'timber grab' from Cambodia's protected forests

Ancient, highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia, according to a new report.

News Headlines
#104702
2015-07-30

Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.

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