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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.
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#112672
2017-04-28

FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life

27 April 2017 – There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic bottles, according to figures cited by the United Nations.

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#112673
2017-04-28

Huge Arctic report ups estimates of sea-level rise

The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, shows a huge assessment of the region. The warming is hastening the melting of Arctic ice and boosting sea-level rise.

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#112674
2017-04-28

FEATURED VIDEO: Harnessing the Eco Superpowers of Bamboo

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 28 2017 (IPS) - The bamboo plant can be found in abundance in several Caribbean countries, but the director of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Dr. Hans Friederich, says its importance in dealing with climate change has been missed by many of these ...

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#112675
2017-04-28

New Action Plan to help regions defend biodiversity and reap the economic benefits of nature protection

The European Commission has adopted a new Action Plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, for the benefit of its citizens and the economy.

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#112676
2017-04-28

Trump's Mexican border wall could be death knell for endangered species

US President Donald Trump has long promised to build a 20ft high wall along America's southern border with Mexico - a promise that has led to international ridicule, and diplomatic spats between the two countries.

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#112677
2017-04-28

Can Arctic ecosystems survive without river icings?

Winter ice deposits that form on top of Arctic rivers and provide crucial water for ecosystems in the summer are melting far earlier with each successive year.

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#112678
2017-04-28

As forests disappear, human-elephant conflict escalates in Nepal

Farmers in the Terai region of Nepal face jumbo threats on a day-to-day basis, resulting in damage to crop yields, destruction of their homes, and, in some cases, even a death in the family.

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#112679
2017-04-28

Drying waterways leave a parched Nepal struggling for water

Wells, streams and ponds are drying in Nepal, forcing families to travel ever further for water - or consider leaving home permanently

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#112680
2017-04-28

Climate Change: What Do The Scientists Really Say?

“You don’t actually have to go a hundred years or a thousand years into the future before things can get quite disrupted relative to today.”

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#112681
2017-04-28

Tanzania: Learning By Practice - Students Exposed to Conservation

SINGITA Grumeti's commitment to conservation, development and community outreach come together in perfect harmony in the establishment of the Singita Grumeti Environmental Educational Center in Tanzania.

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#112682
2017-04-28

Scientists turn to robots to battle invasive species

WASHINGTON -- A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest.

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#112683
2017-04-28

Conservationist Lena Chan: Singapore’s very own ‘mother nature’ at work

Over the past decade, Singapore has progressed by leaps and bounds in preserving its natural heritage despite the ever-present pressure of urban development.

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#112659
2017-04-27

Illegal trade threatens nearly half the world’s natural heritage sites: WWF

Wildlife crime plagues nearly half of the world’s natural UNESCO World Heritage sites, according to a new WWF report.

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#112660
2017-04-27

The meat hook: satiating Asia’s demand for beef

Beef has never been a favored meat in most of Asia. Cows are harder to raise than chickens and pigs, which take up less space and can be fed scraps.

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#112661
2017-04-27

New Generation Rallies to Climate Cause in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 2017 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.

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#112662
2017-04-27

Should penguins be an animal attraction

Penguins are cute to watch, which makes them ideal candidates for animal attractions. But are the sensitive animals really cut out for life in zoos, spas and entertainment parks?

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#112663
2017-04-27

Europe's meat and dairy farming vulnerable as climate change worsens water scarcity - study

ROME, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe by disrupting supplies of soybean, which is widely used as feed for livestock, researchers said Wednesday.

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#112664
2017-04-27

Driven to brink of extinction, wild Quebec caribou herd being moved to a zoo

MONTREAL — For environmentalists who have fought for decades to protect a shrinking caribou herd outside Val d’Or, Que., it is the final indignity.

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#112665
2017-04-27

Palm oil production, development and the environment

At the beginning of April, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on palm oil and rainforest destruction that includes setting up a single certification scheme for palm oil imports by 2020 to guarantee that only sustainably produced palm oil enters the European Union market and ...

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#112667
2017-04-27

Red Sea Resort Town Eilat Invaded by Notorious Sea Squirts That Could Harm Coral

Eilat is home to Israel’s one and only coral reef, which is quite the tourism magnet

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#112668
2017-04-27

Half of All Species Are on the Move—And We're Feeling It

As climate change displaces everything from moose to microbes, it’s affecting human foods, businesses, and diseases.

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#112669
2017-04-27

Africa's Indigenous Technology for Rural Women Economic Empowerment

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu's documentary looking at ways in which indigenous knowledge and technological advancement can provide opportunities for women living in rural Rwanda.

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#112670
2017-04-27

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see.

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#112671
2017-04-27

Scientists find new population of endangered cats in Borneo

April 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a new population of bay cats, an elusive cat species endemic to Borneo.

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