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Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summit

Paris – Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say – the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.

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Canada Budget 2018 Makes National Parks Admission Permanently Free For Kids

t's official: Canada's national parks will be permanently free for kids, the federal government announced Tuesday. Finance Minister Bill Morneau noted in his speech tabling the Liberals' third budget that a free entrance program last year had proved so popular the government had chosen to extend it.

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The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal budget for biodiversity conservation in decades. The budget creates hope that Canada will meet its commitment to protect at least 17 percent of lands and inland waters by 2020.

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Federal Budget 2018 announces historic investment in conservation

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) welcomes major investments in wildlife habitat conservation announced today in the 2018 Federal Budget. New funding of $1.3 billion is one of the most significant investments in nature conservation in Canadian history.

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CPAWS celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

This unprecedented investment will support Canada’s efforts to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and 10% of our ocean by 2020, delivering on the Prime Minister’s promise that Canada will achieve and substantially exceed this target in the coming years.

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New federal budget makes historic investment in nature

The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting species at risk today with a $1.3 billion budget commitment over five years. World Wildlife Fund Canada welcomes this important and historic investment in nature.

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Canada Budget 2018 Boosts Conservation Funding

The call of the wild is echoing through Tuesday's federal budget, which some environmental groups are calling a "game changer'' for nature conservation across Canada.

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Budget 2018: Feds commit $500 million to conservation funding

The funding reflects the Liberals' commitment to safeguard at least 17 per cent of Canadian land and inland waters by 2020, including migratory bird territory.

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A new year’s resolution for the environment? Reduce activity

So come on, who out there has made new year resolutions for self-improvement? Going to the gym, eating more veg, drinking less, less stress at work? Sound familiar? And who out there made these same resolutions last year? And did you keep them? Are you fitter, healthier, less stressed? I know I ...

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Protecting biodiversity, Norwegian style

In the years since the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1993, evidence has mounted that biodiversity around the world is in trouble.

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The Liasion Group of Biodiversty-related Convention (BLG) gathered to discuss ways to join forces

During 28-29 September 2017, the Heads of eight bio-diversity-related Conventions known as the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG) met at FAO Headquarters to discuss ways to join forces in support of global biodiversity and sustainable development agendas.

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Mumbai To Get Its First Biodiversity Management Committee

In a move that is being cheered by environmental activists, the BMC has decided to form Mumbai's first Biodiversity Management Committee. According to sources, a 23-member team will be formed under the Superintendent of Garden Department to preserve the city's biodiversity.

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8 community-based organisations granted $350,000 for environmental projects

AMMAN — Eight community-based organisations (CBOs) on Tuesday received grants worth $350,000 to implement pilot projects enhancing the role of local communities and users of natural resources in addressing environmental issues.

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Mexico meets commitments to protect marine and coastal areas

Mexico is one of the few countries that has fulfilled its commitment to decree the protection of 10 percent of marine and coastal areas before the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Kochi chosen to implement biodiversity programme

Four-year conservation project supported by German environment ministry Kochi is among the three Indian cities selected for the implementation of a biodiversity conservation project supported by Germany.

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Canada lags in conservation efforts

Annual study looking at the UN Convention on Biodiversity obligations shows country has done far less than other nations in preserving areas from development, leaving it in last place among G7 members

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