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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
#109704
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Items 9, 14, 15, 17 and 19

Meeting Document
#109703
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: Resource Mobilization, GEF Capacity-building and Synergies

Meeting Document
#109702
2016-08-24

Document

Presentation: The Protocols

News Headlines
#109690
2016-08-24

Reef castaways: Can coral make it across Darwin's 'impassable' barrier?

An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.

News Headlines
#109691
2016-08-24

India develops moth allergy kit

[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Following scientific determination that Tiger moth, or Asota caricae, is responsible for unexplained fevers, researchers in Kerala state have begun developing a kit capable of quickly diagnosing lepidopterism, a disease caused by moth allergens.

News Headlines
#109692
2016-08-24

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was pushing the world’s largest fish toward extinction.

News Headlines
#109693
2016-08-24

Microplastics should be banned in cosmetics to save oceans, MPs say

Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain

News Headlines
#109694
2016-08-24

Extreme weather killed millions of monarch butterflies

Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.

News Headlines
#109695
2016-08-24

How the National Park Service Is Planning for Climate Change

Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget by 70 percent.

News Headlines
#109696
2016-08-24

Why Some Countries Don't Want to Do More to Protect Elephants

What to do about the African elephant poaching crisis looms large ahead of next month’s major international wildlife trade meeting.

News Headlines
#109697
2016-08-24

Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Recently, a tomato insect pest, Tuta absoluta, swept across Nigeria, devastating tomato fields and leading to immeasurable financial losses and emotional trauma. T. absoluta originated from the Andean region in South America.

News Headlines
#109698
2016-08-24

Some climate paths may harm sustainable development

In December 2015 in Paris, the world's leaders agreed to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial values.

News Headlines
#109699
2016-08-24

Biological invasions threaten biodiversity, economy and human livelihood in developing countries

Invasions from alien species such as Japanese Knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations, new University of Exeter research shows.

News Headlines
#109700
2016-08-24

Dams inevitably result in species decline, losses on reservoir islands

Hydropower development is booming, with controversial projects unfolding across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Meeting Document
#109689
2016-08-23

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/10

Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Meeting Document
#109688
2016-08-23

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/4

Report of the Compliance Committee under the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization on the Work of Its First Meeting

Meeting Document
#109687
2016-08-23

UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/8/1/ADD1

Annotated Provisional Agenda

Meeting Document
#109676
2016-08-23

Document

Presentation: 4. Agenda Items 3 to 8

Meeting Document
#109675
2016-08-23

Document

Presentation: 3. Agenda Items 1 and 2

Meeting Document
#109674
2016-08-23

Document

Presentation: 2. Agenda Items

Meeting Document
#109673
2016-08-23

Document

Presentation: 1. Overview and Events

News Headlines
#109677
2016-08-23

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

News Headlines
#109678
2016-08-23

Concern over Profit-Oriented Approach to Biodiversity in Latin America

MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 2016 (IPS) - In July 2015, the Mexican government granted a U.S. corporation permission for the use of genetic material obtained in Mexican territory for commercial and non-commercial purposes, in one of the cases that has fuelled concern in Latin America about the profit-ori ...

News Headlines
#109679
2016-08-23

The problem of preserving India’s forests

As tourists continue to pursue animal sightings, are other types of conservation being overlooked?

News Headlines
#109680
2016-08-23

Reversing deforestation, restoring landscapes

Asia Pacific - Regional leaders gathered this month in Brunei Darussalam to discuss ways to slow, halt and reverse deforestation in the Asia-Pacific.

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