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Brave new world: NSW biodiversity conservation reforms commence

weeping changes to NSW biodiversity laws make statutory credits the currency of offsets for most development, but provide new offsetting alternatives for some major projects.The long-awaited NSW biodiversity conservation and land management reforms took effect on 25 August 2017, with the commenc ...

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Africa’s ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial. A difficult question to a lofty ideal. Making leaders accountable for national ...

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Biodiversity policy will conserve Ghana’s ecosystem – Frimpong Boateng

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng, has stated that the country cannot achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending poverty and protecting the planet if the country’s biodiversity is not achieved.

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Italy Wants Its Citizens to Embrace Doggy Bags - And other ways the country plans to cut down on food waste with its new law.

Italy, a country that needs no introduction when it comes to food, just became among the first countries to pass legislation targeting food waste at farms, grocery stores, and restaurants.

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Cabinet approves law to protect Bangladesh's biodiversity

The Bangladesh government has endorsed a biodiversity-protection law stipulating five years’ imprisonment and a fine of Tk 10,000 for those guilty of its infringement.

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Migrating Monarch Butterflies Might Actually Take to the Highway

The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the North American insects are getting some unlikely help with their migration. This month, a Pollinator Health Task Force, formed at President Obama's request and including government agencies from the Federal Highway Association to Fish ...

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From Indonesia's elephant to Philippine eagle, wildlife matters

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Philippines’ destroying its five-ton stockpile of seized elephant tusks. The June 21, 2013 incident “marked not only the first time an ivory-consuming nation took such a public action but also the first time a country took steps to guarantee that ...

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