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Notification
#2602
2017-03-24
Action by
2017-04-20

Employment Opportunity at the CBD

Reference: SCBD/OES/CPP/AR/ab/86416 (2017-027)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and partner organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities

pdf English 
News Headlines
#112324
2017-03-24

Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

23 March 2017 – Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.

News Headlines
#112325
2017-03-24

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN

23 March 2017 – Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said today.

News Headlines
#112326
2017-03-24

'Devastating' coral loss in South China Sea - scientists

Scientists are warning of another "devastating" loss of coral due to a spike in sea temperatures.

News Headlines
#112327
2017-03-24

Kiwis believe native biodiversity in good shape despite 2800 species in decline

New Zealand has more than 900 native species approaching extinction and another 2800 declining or at risk, Ged Cann looks at why Kiwis don't seem worried.

News Headlines
#112328
2017-03-24

Strong interaction between herbivores and plants

New study reveals an important mechanism responsible for biodiversity in natural ecosystems

News Headlines
#112329
2017-03-24

Treasure or tragedy – our ocean commons

The sea was a bit too choppy for my liking. But there was a volcano erupting inland. The sea looked like a safer option! I took the plunge and jumped off the boat with my snorkel and fins.

News Headlines
#112330
2017-03-24

Pakistan passes climate change act, reviving hopes - and scepticism

Measure aims to ramp up action on climate change - but previous laws have produced little in the way of results

News Headlines
#112331
2017-03-24

Villagers urged to swap fishing for ecotourism

The Tourism Minister has called on riverside communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces to avoid fishing in areas where dolphins live to attract visitors who want to see the rare creatures.

News Headlines
#112332
2017-03-24

UN Environment will support environmental recovery and peacebuilding for post-conflict development in Colombia

21 March 2017 – UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.

News Headlines
#112333
2017-03-24

Stop treating oceans as "waste swimming pool" - U.N's FAO chief

OSLO, March 24 (Reuters) - The world must stop treating the oceans as a "waste swimming pool" for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stocks.

Focal Point
#7006

Austria
Focal Point
#7005

Belgium
News Headlines
#112313
2017-03-23

Ants boost soil health, study says

March 22 (UPI) -- Ants are often thought of as pests, but new research suggests they offer a significant boost to soil health. Under most circumstances, farmers and gardeners should welcome their presence.

News Headlines
#112314
2017-03-23

Sea ice extent for both poles shrinks to record low

March 22 (UPI) -- Earth's combined polar sea ice extent -- the total sea ice coverage on both the planet's poles -- hit a record low in March.

News Headlines
#112315
2017-03-23

Marine protected areas suffer from lack of funds, staff

Countries across the world created some of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) last year, some spanning hundreds of thousands of square miles.

News Headlines
#112316
2017-03-23

New tools to increase the accuracy of biodiversity monitoring

An EU funded project, has created a range of tools to give a more accurate picture of current biodiversity, aiding efforts for sustainable governance of natural resources.

News Headlines
#112317
2017-03-23

Access and Benefit-sharing policies to be implemented in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Just under 60 representatives from government agencies, research centres, businesses, and NGOs gathered in Hanoi to discuss polices that facilitate the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for people who earn income from the cultivation or collection of medicin ...

News Headlines
#112318
2017-03-23

Sustainable development won't happen without climate change action

The relationship between excessive carbon dioxide emissions and severe climate change impacts is well documented: In the past few years alone, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 reached its highest level in 2 million years.

News Headlines
#112319
2017-03-23

Food waste: how governments, financiers and consumers can play their part

A recent report from the Champions 12.3 coalition underscores the fact that the global community is capable of tackling the long-running issue of food loss and wastage if all players in the food ‘supply chain’ take action. The challenges are well defined, the incentives are many. But are we doin ...

News Headlines
#112320
2017-03-23

Endangered ibises benefit from joining egret flocks

Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather. According to a new study, China's endangered crested ibises benefit from joining forces with other, more visually-oriented bird species while searching for food.

News Headlines
#112321
2017-03-23

Environmental sciences: Troubled waters on the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes that straddle the border of Canada and the United States hold one-fifth of Earth's surface fresh water, and cover almost 250,000 square kilometres — an area larger than the United Kingdom.

News Headlines
#112322
2017-03-23

Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

22 March 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.

Notification
#2601
2017-03-23

Logo for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DAIN/fd/86231 (2017-026)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#112323
2017-03-23

Researchers ponder conundrum of disappearing Arctic caribou

March 23 (UPI) -- Vast herds of caribou roaming the barren tundra are among the most iconic images of Arctic wildlife. But today, most of the world's barren-ground caribou and reindeer herds are on the decline.

News Headlines
#112292
2017-03-22

Almond-crop fungicides are harmful to honey bees

March 21 (UPI) -- Almond growers face a dilemma. They need to keep their almond trees fungus free, but new research shows almond-crop fungicides harm honey bees, the nut tree's chief pollinator.

News Headlines
#112293
2017-03-22

Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day

22 March 2017 – In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agric ...

News Headlines
#112294
2017-03-22

Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

21 March 2017 – Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have ...

News Headlines
#112295
2017-03-22

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists.

News Headlines
#112296
2017-03-22

Dead zones may threaten coral reefs worldwide

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study.

News Headlines
#112297
2017-03-22

New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth.

News Headlines
#112298
2017-03-22

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to define most tree plantations as forest cover in its assessments. Conservation groups are petitioning to change this – but it may not be so simple

News Headlines
#112299
2017-03-22

Aggressive forest protection needed to meet US climate goals

A report released today, on the International Day of Forests, finds that forest protection in the United States must be drastically increased in order to mitigate the climate crisis and safeguard communities from the extreme weather events climate change is projected to continue to make more fre ...

News Headlines
#112300
2017-03-22

Water, the Great Enabler

STOCKHOLM, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - I listened to a Haitian farmer share solutions with neighbouring water users on how best to allocate scarce water resources.

News Headlines
#112301
2017-03-22

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers

Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this month

News Headlines
#112302
2017-03-22

Can the dying Dead Sea be saved?

The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature.

News Headlines
#112303
2017-03-22

Rusty-patched bee finally gets its endangered listing

After many delays, the bumblebee has finally become the first in the continental US to be listed as endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

News Headlines
#112304
2017-03-22

Can the Amazon of Southeast Asia Be Saved?

The Mekong River Basin supports millions of people and some of the world’s richest biodiversity, but it must overcome many threats.

News Headlines
#112305
2017-03-22

Ministry decrees Ogasawara coral extinct in red list of threatened species

The Environment Ministry has revealed its red list of threatened marine species for the first time, designating 56 as endangered species, including the sand tiger shark.

News Headlines
#112306
2017-03-22

Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research.

News Headlines
#112307
2017-03-22

Research questions effectiveness of translocation conservation method

New research by University of Arkansas biologists suggests that supplementing the numbers of a threatened species with individuals from other locations might not be as effective for some species as previously thought.

News Headlines
#112308
2017-03-22

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. The technology and financial case for recovering wastewater are already there, says United Nations' University's Tamara Avellan.

News Headlines
#112309
2017-03-22

Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil

March 22 (UPI) -- Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is spreading through Brazil, infecting and killing both monkeys and humans.

Meeting
#5622

World Water Day 2017: "Water and Wastewater"

22 March 2017, New York, United States of America

Focal Point
#7004

Malaysia

Mrs. Lim Ai Gaik

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity NFP
aigaik@nre.gov.my
News Headlines
#112277
2017-03-21

South Africa’s San people issue ethics code to scientists

The indigenous people — known for their click languages — are the first in Africa to draft guidelines for researchers.

News Headlines
#112278
2017-03-21

New ‘stone’ frog discovered in Vietnam

In the rugged limestone hills of northern Vietnam, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that looks like a small piece of rock.

News Headlines
#112279
2017-03-21

Asia’s Water Politics Near the Boiling Point

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

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