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World Food Day 2020

16 October 2020, Rome, Italy

Meeting
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International Day of Peace 2020

21 September 2020, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5977

International Youth Day 2020

12 August 2020, New York, United States of America

Meeting
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World Environment Day 2020

5 June 2020, Nairobi, Kenya

News Headlines
#125321
2020-04-29

2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. The winning image is part of a series of photographs taken in Dortmund’s north by Peter Lindel. Compared with many international nature photography hot spots, this region has little to offer. L ...

News Headlines
#125238
2020-04-22

Zakri made ambassador of Campaign For Nature

Academy of Sciences Malaysia senior fellow Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid has been appointed ambassador and science adviser to the global Campaign for Nature, a partnership between the Wyss Campaign for Nature and the National Geographic Society.

News Headlines
#125239
2020-04-22

10 essential books about the environment

The 10 best books about the environment, to change your perspective on the world around us and our role in the global ecosystem.

News Headlines
#125194
2020-04-21

Africa: Why Earth Day Is More Important Than Ever

22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6% and continue to ...

News Headlines
#125195
2020-04-21

As Earth Day turns 50 amid lockdowns, environmental action goes digital

With many nations having banned mass gatherings to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus, green activists are marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day online, urging environmental action through apps, webinars and digital campaigns.

News Headlines
#125196
2020-04-21

“Earth Day” webinars on biodiversity and the Green-Blue economy take place this week

IN CELEBRATION of Earth Day 2020, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in collaboration with the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) will host two webinars. The first webinar titled “The OECS Biodiversity and Ecosystems framework and Strategic Action Plan” will be held ...

News Headlines
#125149
2020-04-17

The pick of the world’s best flora and fauna photos, including bald eagles and roaming wild boar

For the first time in decades, bald eagles have been found nesting in a saguaro cactus in Arizona, US. Kenneth ‘Tuk’ Jacobson, the Arizona game and fish department’s coordinator of raptor management.

News Headlines
#125150
2020-04-17

Learn Biomimicry - The Online Course To Work On During Lockdown

With many using this time at home to learn new skills, online courses are rising in popularity and one South African organisation has launched a timely programme to embark on, whilst considering what the future holds in a post-pandemic society.

News Headlines
#125115
2020-04-16

Beautiful, dangerous, damaged: photographers' top ocean shots

Octopus-hunting freedivers, mounds of shark fins, and a close encounter with a leopard seal are among the judges’ selections for Oceanographic Magazine’s ocean photography awards, open for entries until June 30

News Headlines
#125116
2020-04-16

Self-isolating animals: eight species that have mastered social distancing

WWF has compiled a list of animal species whose social behaviours make them self-isolation experts. Humans are social beings: we rarely go a day without some form of interaction – either in the workplace, at the shops or at home. The coronavirus crisis is forcing people around the world to spend ...

Notification
#2983
2020-04-14

Summit on Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/EM/DC/IS/88838 (2020-034)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#125072
2020-04-13

10 of the best virtual ocean adventures

Exploring the world’s best-known coral environment, on the east coast of Australia, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef is an interactive journey around this “beautiful but threatened world”.

News Headlines
#125085
2020-04-13

Exploring the link between education and climate change

What are the most effective ways to achieve desired sustainable development outcomes across all aspects of wellbeing, and how might the pursuit of some of these goals affect progress toward others?

News Headlines
#125049
2020-04-09

Spring blossom images unite UK nature lovers amid corona crisis

Some have shared beautiful images of blossoms that are brightening back gardens while others have been spotting the delicate, colourful blooms as they take their permitted daily exercise. Even people confined indoors have contributed by peeking out of windows to glimpse and record the fleeting s ...

News Headlines
#124992
2020-04-02

12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

News Headlines
#124835
2020-03-25

Earth Hour 2020 shines a light on biodiversity loss and climate change

On Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, will once again unite millions around the world to show their commitment to the planet. This year is a critical one for the environment. Global commitments will be made for c ...

News Headlines
#124836
2020-03-25

Seychelles: New Project in Seychelles to Highlight Importance of Coral Reefs to Children

A new project has kicked off in Seychelles to highlight the rich heritage of coral reefs and children as their custodian. Pareo is being implemented in Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion - a French department. Implemented by the "Research Institute for Development (IRD)," and funded by Europe, Fr ...

News Headlines
#124837
2020-03-25

This Shark Live Stream Is the Best

Zoos and aquariums all across the country will be closed for the foreseeable future in a bid to limit the spread of Coronavirus and #flattenthecurve. But that doesn’t mean that kids and families won’t be able to catch a glimpse of penguins, pandas, sharks, hippos, and otters. A number of zoos an ...

News Headlines
#124839
2020-03-25

Fun Facts About Sea Bunnies

Our world is really fascinating. It is full of life that we know and some that remain undiscovered. Discovering new things about our world broadens our knowledge and helps us appreciate what a wonderful world we have.

News Headlines
#124840
2020-03-25

Candid Animal Cam YouTube show Episode 4: Coatis

Every Tuesday, Mongabay will bring you a new episode of Candid Animal Cam, our new show featuring animals caught on camera traps around the world and hosted by Romi Castagnino, our writer and conservation scientist.

News Headlines
#124765
2020-03-20

Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita provides an update on measures taken, impacts on the wider conservation world, and the light at the end of the tunnel.

News Headlines
#124766
2020-03-20

Whose voices are not heard in climate change journalism in China, India, Thailand and Singapore?

The mainstream news outlets of the four countries were similar in their heavy use of government sources. The crowding out of voices that can provide alternative viewpoints could have major implications, researchers say.

News Headlines
#124767
2020-03-20

Weighing language is critical when reporting on climate change

Greenland, Antarctica melting six times faster than in 1990s. This article illustrates a major problem in some science reporting: a failure to convey the urgency of the climate crisis. It says melting ice could impact “hundreds of millions of people by the end of the century.”

News Headlines
#124793
2020-03-20

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth II series, boost people's awareness and interest in species, a study has suggested.Despite lacking an overt conservation message, the programmes stimulated people to find out more about the species featured in the broadcasts.

News Headlines
#124794
2020-03-20

Photographers join forces against wildlife crime

The ongoing spread of Covid-19, which is thought to have originated from a wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is focusing increased attention on human interactions with wildlife. scientists pointed to pangolins as a possible source of the virus, although new research has now questioned thi ...

News Headlines
#124675
2020-03-16

Nigeria takes stock of pollinator friendly land degradation action plan

The Federal Government has taken stock of the pollinator land degradation neutrality action plan and jump-started a two-year strategy for the implementation of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) Phase II in the country.

News Headlines
#124676
2020-03-16

Preserving our water resources in a changing climate – industry and government tackle threat

The Environment Agency has launched a long-term plan for meeting the challenges our water supplies are likely to face as a result of climate change and population growth.

News Headlines
#124677
2020-03-16

Communicating health issues in climate change

The health component is the most fundamental aspect of human well-being, but it is often ignored or back-grounded when talking about climate change impacts. This essential community of practice is not normally a favourite of journalists reporting on climate change issues

News Headlines
#124678
2020-03-16

Huge knowledge gap over health of soil

A vital knowledge gap about England’s environment has been uncovered by soil campaigners. They have discovered that just 0.41% of the cash invested in environmental monitoring goes on examining the soil.

News Headlines
#124663
2020-03-13

Inspired by Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020

The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks are delighted to announce the winner, runner up and shortlisted entrants for our joint photography competition underscoring the importance of nature in our national parks.

News Headlines
#124615
2020-03-11

Training for promotion of environmental journalism organized by Aaranyak

Media can play an important role in shaping the mindset of people towards the issues pertinent to biodiversity and the environment and can also influence policy making to a great deal.

Notification
#2976
2020-03-06
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2020-03-30

Final Call for Nominations for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020

Reference: SCBD/IMS/JMF/NP/CR/IH/88710 (2020-027)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#124530
2020-03-05

'The Automatic Earth' is 'confrontational' new music about climate change

Composer Steven Bryant of Durham, North Carolina, is worried about global warming, and he’s expressing his anxiety through a recent composition.

News Headlines
#124534
2020-03-05

Seven of the best new documentaries about global warming

That was a recurring introductory remark at screenings during the recent 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Held each year in the bucolic foothills of the Sierra, the five-day festival screens more than 140 environmental films, from artful meditations on the beauty of nature, to distressing stori ...

News Headlines
#124538
2020-03-05

Our 15 most popular conservation stories for February 2020

February 2020 set a record in terms of traffic across Mongabay.com and Mongabay.co.id, averaging 369,000 visits per day.

News Headlines
#124540
2020-03-05

Hope Zoo, Natural History Museum Team Up For World Wildlife Day

THE NATURAL History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), through its monthly ‘Afternoon with a Scientist’ programme, collaborated with the Hope Zoo in Kingston to stage its commemorative World Wildlife Day presentation to the students of East Street Junior Centre on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#124500
2020-03-04

European Commission launches global coalition for biodiversity

On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, the European Commission launched today in Monaco a new global coalition for biodiversity. With this communication campaign, the Commission is calling for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity.

News Headlines
#124502
2020-03-04

European Commission launches global coalition for biodiversity

On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, the European Commission launched today in Monaco a new global coalition for biodiversity. With this communication campaign, the Commission is calling for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity.

News Headlines
#124504
2020-03-04

When the stakes are high: Sustaining all life on earth

I would like to begin by thanking His Serene Highness for his incredibly warm hospitality and for the friendship between the principality and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) over the years. We are delighted at the prospect of deepening our cooperation on many of the most pressing environment ...

News Headlines
#124508
2020-03-04

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco once again leader in biodiversity protection

This week, World Wildlife Day marked the launch of a new global coalition for biodiversity by the European Commission at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. The Commission called for greater global mobilisation amongst educational institutions in the fight to protect biodiversity. The Monegasque ...

News Headlines
#124466
2020-03-03

World Wildlife Day 2020: The Ultimate Guide

Today, we celebrate World Wildlife Day, which has become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife!On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endange ...

News Headlines
#124467
2020-03-03

2020: The Year to Super Charge Our Work on Nature

This year’s World Wildlife Day, with the theme of Sustaining All Life on Earth, heralds a year where we must commit to transformative change to stop what will otherwise be a devastating crash in our natural systems

News Headlines
#124469
2020-03-03

How Miss Environment is regreening her town in Kenya

Ahead of International Women’s Day, UN Women is celebrating people of every gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and country, who are driving actions that will create the gender-equal world we all deserve. Meet one example in Kenya.

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