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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
#2490
2016-05-24
Action by
2016-07-01

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Regional Capacity Development Workshop for the South Pacific, 31 October to 4 November 2016, Apia, Samoa

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JG/85697 (2016-064)
To: CBD National Focal Points in Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, other Governments, Agence des aires marines protégées, Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, SPREP, CSIRO, indigenous peoples and local communities; and other relevant global or regional organizations/initiatives

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Notification
#2491
2016-05-24

Revised Composition of the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit sharing Clearing House

Reference: SCBD/SPS/ABS/VN/BG/jh/84003 (2016-065)
To: ABS National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where ABS focal points have not yet been designated)

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News Headlines
#108689
2016-05-24

'One needs to understand biodiversity to protect it'

The need for coming up with initiatives to control the loss of flora and fauna was highlighted by experts on Sunday-International Day for Biological Diversity at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB). Experts also encouraged the youth to understand biodiversity in order to p ...

News Headlines
#108690
2016-05-24

Africa: Lives of 1.2 Billion Poor People Held Up By Status of Biodiversity - UNDP

United Nations Development Program says the biodiversity losses now being witnessed by the world is diminishing the potential for sustainable development and undermining the very foundations of life on Earth.

News Headlines
#108691
2016-05-24

How lessons from past extinctions can help save Madagascar’s lemurs

It is common knowledge that the world faces an historic threat to biodiversity and natural species everywhere. This threat, caused by climate change, loss of habitats and over-exploitation - among other things - may be new. But it is not unprecedented.

News Headlines
#108692
2016-05-24

Latin America, the Caribbean Have the World''s Greatest Biodiversity

Nairobi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the greatest biological diversity on the planet, holding 60 to 70 percent of all known life on Earth, according to a report issued by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today.

News Headlines
#108693
2016-05-24

How The Body Shop is using 'monkey dating' to tackle deforestation

The Body Shop has today (24 May) officially launched its new Bio-Bridges programme, which aims to regenerate and reconnect 75 million square metres of damaged forests, as part of the beauty products retailer's ambitious new CSR strategy.

News Headlines
#108694
2016-05-24

Designing cities to combat climate change

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

News Headlines
#108695
2016-05-24

Climate Change May Be as Hard on Lizards as on Polar Bears

In deserts around the world, creatures and plants are struggling as their habitats warm.Desert ecologist Cameron Barrows is a sand country cowboy. His white-brown beard and wide cotton hat deflect the brutal sun as he leads volunteers—citizen scientists—through Joshua Tree National Park.

News Headlines
#108696
2016-05-24

The rare primates of "Drill Ranch"

The drill is one of Africa's rarest primates. The monkeys have fascinated two American scientists for almost 30 years, and they have dedicated their lives to preserving them.

News Headlines
#108697
2016-05-24

Colombia peace could reveal jungle species' secrets

Countless rare insects and flowers are said to inhabit the jungles of Colombia, but decades of war have stopped naturalists from discovering them—until now.

News Headlines
#108680
2016-05-23

‘Recall tradition to save our biodiversity’

Panaji: We have to recall traditional methods to protect our biodiversity and adopt them to save the Earth, said environment minister Rajendra Arlekar at the Goa state biodiversity board's International Day for Biological Diversity event at Kala Academy, Panaji, on Sunday.

News Headlines
#108681
2016-05-23

PAU celebrates International Biodiversity Day 2016

The "International Biodiversity Day 2016" was celebrated at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) under the aegis of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India on Monday.

News Headlines
#108682
2016-05-23

Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to act on climate change.

How do you get people to do something about climate change? For years, the answer to that has been: Get them to think about how it’s their fault. Because any human who happens to live in North America has taken advantage of central heating, combustion engines, mixmasters, monster truck rallies, etc.

News Headlines
#108683
2016-05-23

ESF lists top 10 new species for 2016

A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" that might provide clues to the origin of humans are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species of 2016.

News Headlines
#108684
2016-05-23

Biodiversity loss speeding up wildlife, plants extinction at alarming level

ISLAMABAD: The Climate Change secretary has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboration with all provincial forest and wildlife departments and non-governmental organisations.

News Headlines
#108685
2016-05-23

Mainstream issues of biodiversity into national plans – Ayariga

Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said issues of biodiversity must be mainstreamed into the national development plans to impact on every aspect of individual, corporate and communal activities.

News Headlines
#108686
2016-05-23

Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity

Researchers in Japan have found a sharp decline in the overall biodiversity of ants in a rubber plantation in China, shedding light on the impact of these developments on forest environments. Their findings were published in Ecological Monographs.

News Headlines
#108687
2016-05-23

Biodegradable plastic 'false solution' for ocean waste problem

UN’s top environmental scientist warns bottles and bags do not break down easily and sink, as report highlights the ubiquity of plastic debris in oceans

Press Release
#108700
2016-05-23

A major series of four regional reports entitled The State of Biodiversity – a mid-term review of progress towards the Strategic Plan, have been launched.

The four reports, one each for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean offer a regional perspective of the Convention’s 2014 publication Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 (GB0-4). Using a similar approach and method of analysis to that of GBO-4, each of the regi ...

News Headlines
#108688
2016-05-23

Biodiversity conservation policies in tropical forests threaten the livelihood of indigenous peoples

A new study of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) led by Dr Victoria Reyes-García recommends implementing biocultural conservation policies which take into account indigenous societies, their cultures and the changes they are ...

CBD
Meeting
#5574

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016

22 - 23 May 2016, Multiple venues

Meeting Document
#108677
2016-05-20

Document

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