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Meeting Document
#108705
2016-05-27

Document

Template for Gathering Information on Success Stories Regarding Improvement of Conservation Status of Threatened Species in Each Country

Meeting Document
#108704
2016-05-27

UNEP/CBD/PAWS/2016/2/2

Questionnaire: Information and data on the status of Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12

Notification
#2492
2016-05-27
Action by
2016-08-31

Decision XII/3: Resource mobilization - Completion of financial reporting frameworks by 31 August 2016

Reference: SCBD/MOS/AF/ML/GD/85690 (2016-066)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points

pdf English 
Notification
#2493
2016-05-27
Action by
2016-06-30

Online open consultation to fill gaps in the global indicator framework for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Reference: (2016-067)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

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Press Release
#108708
2016-05-27

CBD Executive Secretary Welcomes the Launch of Healthy Environment, Healthy People

Montreal, 27 May 2016 – Braulio Dias, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, welcomes a new UNEP report on environment and health which links a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems as the basis for the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

Press Release
#108706
2016-05-26

Consumers ready to contribute to protection of biodiversity, but need information and reputable brands to guide their choice

Montreal/Paris, 26 May 2016 – More and more people are aware of biodiversity. If credible information and reputable brands are available, consumers are ready to purchase biodiversity-friendly products and contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. These are among the la ...

Press Release
#108702
2016-05-25

The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Biosafety Protocol comes closer to entry into force with the latest ratifications by Congo, Liberia and Togo

Montreal, 25 May 2016 – With Congo’s accession on 16 May 2016, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only six more ratifications to enter into force.

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.

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
#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

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 ...

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 ...

CBD
Meeting
#5574

International Day for Biological Diversity 2016

22 - 23 May 2016, Multiple venues

Meeting Document
#108677
2016-05-20

Document

Information Note For Participants

Meeting Document
#108676
2016-05-20

Document

Information note for participants

Meeting Document
#108675
2016-05-20

UNEP/CBD/ABS/CB-IAC/2015/1/3

Report of the Informal Advisory Committee on Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Its First Meeting

Meeting Document
#108674
2016-05-20

Document

Information note for participants

News Headlines
#108666
2016-05-20

Biodiversity Week activities draw 17,000

Nature thrives in Singapore, and more people are interested in getting acquainted with the flora and fauna here.Slots at almost all nature activities launched by the National Parks Board (NParks) to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity this Sunday - including a guided tour at Fort ...

News Headlines
#108667
2016-05-20

Meet the Bee Expert who Helped Invent the BioBlitz

Sam Droege is known for his stunning close-up photography of bees, published in National Geographic (magazine and online), and featured also in the video on this post. He’ll be participating in the National Parks BioBlitz in Washington, D.C. this weekend, looking for bees, of course.

News Headlines
#108668
2016-05-20

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

It said that changes in settlement patterns, urbanisation and socio-economic status in Asia have increased exposure to climate extremes.

News Headlines
#108669
2016-05-20

Rich coral communities discovered in Palamos Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea

A scientific team has found a deep-water coral ecosystem that is very vulnerable to human activity in La Fonera canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea. The findings are explained in an article published in PLOS ONE.

News Headlines
#108670
2016-05-20

Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years

SYDNEY: Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without "now or never" funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists warned Thursday.

News Headlines
#108671
2016-05-20

Mighty mountain wilds

On International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) we celebrate the extensive and ecologically profuse Western Ghats. Dense mist floats about every now and then, its ethereal, amorphous form as if pulled on all sides by some magical force, to reveal a sparkling clarity to the wet air. What a ...

News Headlines
#108672
2016-05-20

Unique salmon population in eastern P.E.I. being studied

A group of researchers is tagging salmon in Eastern P.E.I., hoping to determine the health of the ecosystem, and learn more about a particular population thriving in local waters.

News Headlines
#108673
2016-05-20

On International Day, UN highlights biodiversity's role in underpinning development

22 May 2016 – Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people everywhere, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, as he urged the internationa ...

Notification
#2489
2016-05-20
Action by
2016-06-06

Nominations for the Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific region on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12, 11 to 13 July 2016, Nadi, Fiji

Reference: (2016-063)
To: CBD National Focal Points of: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

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Press Release
#108678
2016-05-20

G7 Environment Ministers' communique welcomed by Head of Biodiversity Convention

The Toyama communiqué issued by G7 environment ministers has been welcomed by Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), for its strong support to both the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as the theme of the upcoming thirteenth Meetin ...

Meeting Document
#108665
2016-05-19

Document

Information Note for Participant

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