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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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News Headlines
#111665
2017-01-19

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'

The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.

News Headlines
#111666
2017-01-19

Study maps carbon recovery after Amazon logging

[SÃO PAULO] Trees in the northern part of the Amazon rainforest recover their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere more quickly after selective logging compared with trees in the south where the climate is less favourable, a study reports.

News Headlines
#111667
2017-01-19

Private capital investments in conservation have taken off since 2013

Over the past decade, banks, fund managers, and others funneled more than $8 billion into investments aimed at delivering measurable environmental benefits as much as financial returns, according to a new report prepared by the NGO Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace initiative.

News Headlines
#111668
2017-01-19

Pacific Islanders Call for U.S. Solidarity on Climate Change

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) - The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands.

News Headlines
#111669
2017-01-19

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America – it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay – changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic networ ...

News Headlines
#111670
2017-01-19

Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures.

News Headlines
#111671
2017-01-19

Thriving kelp forests impress

Cows and sheep eating seaweed cured of methane emissions contributing to greenhouse gases, snapper galore around floating islands of kelp submerged in deep water offshore which restore fish populations in empty oceans to feed an expanding world population far into the future.

News Headlines
#111672
2017-01-19

Argentine scientists in Antarctica tally toll of climate change

CARLINI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.

News Headlines
#111673
2017-01-19

Last ditch attempt announced to save vaquita porpoises from humans' 'acquatic cocaine' habit

Some of the last remaining vaquita porpoises are to be taken into protection in a last-ditch attempt by the Mexican government to save the species from extinction.

News Headlines
#111674
2017-01-19

Why the World's Biggest Sharks Love Mafia Island

Scientists hope the whale sharks that live around the East African island will help them better understand how to preserve the species.

News Headlines
#111675
2017-01-19

Addressing GMO concerns: Are foods “made in labs” the same as those “made by nature”

An article might make some nod to the fact that genetic engineering and traditional breeding both modify the genetics of plants and they lie on a continuum – and that humans have been modifying the genetics of crops for 12,000 years.

News Headlines
#111676
2017-01-19

Zimbabwe: Armyworm Invasion Spells Disaster

AN invasion by fall armyworm (FAW) into the country's seven farming provinces could devastate an otherwise promising maize crop, more so as it emerged this week that there are no proper chemicals to control the pest.

News Headlines
#111677
2017-01-19

Norway unveils $400-mn fund to tackle deforestation

DAVOS: Government of Norway has announced a fund that will raise USD 400 million by 2020 and protect 5 million hectares in countries that are working to reduce deforestation and forest and peat degradation.

News Headlines
#111650
2017-01-18

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office.

News Headlines
#111651
2017-01-18

Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be beneficial to sweat bees by creating attractive habitats.

News Headlines
#111652
2017-01-18

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources.

News Headlines
#111653
2017-01-18

India’s first GM food crop held up by lawsuit

India’s long-standing push to approve genetically modified (GM) food crops has been controversially delayed, after an environmental campaigner launched a lawsuit that accuses scientists of deceiving the public about the benefits of transgenic mustard.

News Headlines
#111654
2017-01-18

Cities eating into world’s farm lands

[NEW DELHI] By 2030, the world could lose millions of fertile agricultural lands to expanding cities with Asia and Africa accounting for 80 per cent of the total farm losses, a study finds.

News Headlines
#111655
2017-01-18

New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes in southeastern Peru

Scientists have discovered a new species of poison frog on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru.

News Headlines
#111656
2017-01-18

E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump, and hope

His sentences are long, rolling, full of enough parentheticals to make Proust smile, and delivered in a wonderfully soothing, southern voice.

News Headlines
#111657
2017-01-18

Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts

A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#111658
2017-01-18

Campaigners call on EU to halve food waste by 2030

The initiative, which would apply to the UK if passed, would wipe out 44m tonnes of food waste every year

News Headlines
#111659
2017-01-18

Study confirms link between deforestation and economic growth in developing nations

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- New data analysis shows the relationship between economic growth and deforestation resembles half of a Kuznets curve. In other words, economic growth in less developed countries appears to drive deforestation.

News Headlines
#111660
2017-01-18

Eco-tourism has to be about ecology and not economy

In what is meant to be a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, the government of Karnataka declared 2017 as the Year of the Wild.

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