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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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#112650
2017-04-26

Cheer up! Can optimism help protect the environment?

Is the state of our environment really all doom and gloom? The first Conservation Optimism Summit suggests a need, as well as a cause, for optimism.

News Headlines
#112651
2017-04-26

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe

News Headlines
#112652
2017-04-26

Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: minister

Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#112653
2017-04-26

Clarifying misconceptions on gender and risk

Discussions on risk reduction will be centre stage over the coming months, and gender will undoubtedly enter the conversation.

News Headlines
#112654
2017-04-26

Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests

A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come up with a formula that will help paint a more accurate picture.

News Headlines
#112655
2017-04-26

Peru to reinforce natural protected areas conservation with German support

Lima, Apr. 25. Peru will strengthen conservation of various marine and coastal protected areas thanks to a €10-million contribution by the German Government, Environment Minister Elsa Galarza announced on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#112656
2017-04-26

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century

A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.

News Headlines
#112657
2017-04-26

Can we eat our way out of the lionfish invasion?

Yes, say chefs and conservationists. But only if traps or robots can bring in more lionfish from depths divers can't reach.

Meeting
#5662

World Intellectual Property Day 2017

26 April 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

News Headlines
#112658
2017-04-26

Wind, rain play key role in breeding patterns of migratory tree swallows

Wind and precipitation play a crucial role in advancing or delaying the breeding cycles of North American tree swallows, according to the results of a new study.

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#2612
2017-04-25
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2017-09-08

Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/KG/jh/86500 (2017-037)
To: ABS National Focal Points and CBD National Focal Points, Relevant International Organizations and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

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News Headlines
#112637
2017-04-25

The Antarctic too is under stress and threat

We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica.

News Headlines
#112638
2017-04-25

Tanzania Losing Too Much Forest Cover, Says Minister

Dodoma — The Minister of State in Vice President's Office (Union Affairs and Environment), Mr January Makamba, yesterday told the Parliament that serious measures are required to save the country from environmental disaster.

News Headlines
#112639
2017-04-25

How Warming Is Profoundly Changing a Great Northern Wilderness

The abrupt change in direction of a Yukon river because of a rapidly melting glacier has attracted international attention.

News Headlines
#112641
2017-04-25

Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability

Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows

News Headlines
#112642
2017-04-25

Climate change offers huge investment opportunity: experts

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change should be grasped as an opportunity to attract vast capital flows into low-carbon investments, create jobs and spur economic growth, rather than viewed as a money-absorbing burden, top officials and experts said.

News Headlines
#112643
2017-04-25

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

TOKYO—— With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like in most countries – opinions of older and younger generations on climate change are so different.

News Headlines
#112644
2017-04-25

Saving Elephants Is Good For Business

Picture Kenya. You’d be forgiven for defaulting to mainstream media imagery of people in poverty - starvation, flies, and sprawling slums. Or perhaps you picture an open savannah at sunset, the red glow silhouetting a herd of elephants as they move slowly across the horizon.

News Headlines
#112645
2017-04-25

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

News Headlines
#112646
2017-04-25

Climate change could transform gardens

Artificial lawns, plants from arid countries and flower beds designed to cope with floods are among future features of UK gardens outlined in a major new report.

News Headlines
#112628
2017-04-24

Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charity

Roadside verges are becoming the last refuge for some of the rarest wild flowers and plants in the UK, according to a conservation charity.

News Headlines
#112629
2017-04-24

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

News Headlines
#112630
2017-04-24

Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change

While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.

News Headlines
#112631
2017-04-24

Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa hotspot

Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, and could lead to a loss of countless ecosystem services to humanity and biodiversity in the region, stakeholders have warned.

News Headlines
#112632
2017-04-24

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction

Conservationists call on Japan to abide by fishing agreements after reports annual quota will be exceeded two months early

News Headlines
#112633
2017-04-24

The Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh

A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 percent of the country and displace more than 30 million people—and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more

News Headlines
#112634
2017-04-24

Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to humans.

News Headlines
#112635
2017-04-24

Collective forest tenure reforms: Where do we go from here?

The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington D.C., provided a unique opportunity to reflect on collective land tenure reforms not only from a research point of view, but also from that of governments.

Meeting
#5665

FAO Council meeting (156th Session)

24 - 28 April 2017, Rome, Italy

Meeting
#5623

International Mother Earth Day 2017

22 April 2017, New York, United States of America

Meeting Document
#112620
2017-04-21

UNEP/CBD/NP/COP-MOP/2/13

Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Serving As the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization on Its Second Meeting

News Headlines
#112612
2017-04-21

Empowerment of women worldwide key to achieving competing goals

World hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception, an interdisciplinary team of experts argues.

News Headlines
#112613
2017-04-21

Science is core to saving wildlife

The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:

News Headlines
#112614
2017-04-21

Mapping indigenous lands in Indonesia’s tallest mountains

ASOLOKOBAL, Indonesia — Laurensius Lani’s footsteps can be heard at dawn alongside the traditional honay thatched-roof houses of the Baliem Valley, here in the archipelago country’s eastermost Papua province.

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