A global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.
Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.
Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study
The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes
Esther Ngumbi — South Africa is finally embarking on a long-overdue initiative: mapping the incredible biodiversity in Africa’s soils
Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.
Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to Nathan Clay, Ph.D. candidate in geography, Penn State.
The pygmies, widely known as Bambuti, are being pushed out of their native land to which they could assert no legal title
Plans for a huge power plant situated near the world’s largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh has incited outrage from many Bangladeshi conservationists and citizens.
New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming. Should we be worried?
Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential.
New evidence shows that the 'Ecological Focus Areas' introduced under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) greening rules can provide a lot more, for both nature and farmers
Natural forests support life in complex ways. Forest ecosystems are habitats for animals and humans, they regulate air quality, temperature and carbon cycling, protect soils and water quality, help mitigate climate change, and much more.
Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change
Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps
11 January 2017 – Landscape and forest restoration will be a key area of focus in 2017 under a new partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
f there’s even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it’s that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “normal.”
The trade in caged birds poses a risk to native species if the pets escape into the wild, UK researchers say.
UNESCO-IOC—Marine Spatial Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach Towards Ecosystem-Based Management
Sustainable Ocean Initiative brochure
SOI Action Plan 2015-2020
Marine Spatial Planning in Practice—Transitioning from Planning to Implementation
Strategic Environmental Assessment Better Practice Guide- methodological guidance for strategic thinking in SEA
Training manual on the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) in the open- ocean waters and deep-sea habitats
(EBSAS) As Well As the Establishment And Management of Marine Protected Areas
Report of the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas
A Strategic Advocacy Role in SEA for Sustainability
FAO: Putting into practice the ecosystem approach to fisheries
MPA Agency Partnership—Marine Protected Areas Agencies: A Practical Guide
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
French MPA Agency brochure
rench MPA Agency--MPA dashboard
UNEP-GPA--EBM-markers for assessing progress
French MPA Agency--Regional Cooperation
Report of the Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and A Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning
Using Scientific Information Related to Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) to Implement Marine Spatial Planning and Ecosystem Based Management
One ocean, many worlds of life (CBD booklet for 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity - Marine Biodiversity)
FAO: Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas and Fisherie
FAO: Geographic Information Systems to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries
FAO Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Toolbox
EBSA Booklet for the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic
Quick guides to Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Revised Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments in Marine and Coastal Areas
CBD Technical Series 76: Integrated Coastal Management for the Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
CBD Technical Series 78: Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An assessment of biodiversity trends, policy scenarios and key actions
CBD Technical Series 68: Marine spatial planning in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity