Reference: SCBD/OES/DAIN/MB/90546 (2022-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations
There can be no higher priority for the education of our children than a love for New Zealand’s unique biodiversity, and an awareness of how soon so much of this precious heritage will be lost if we humans do not change our ways.
The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including killer whales hunting a seal off Shetland and endangered mountain bongos in Kenya
Amid faltering global negotiations on protecting biodiversity that were stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic, a researcher who has studied humans’ impact on nature around the world argues there is hope to be found in local initiatives.
The Tropics are the regions around the equator that lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, respectively. These places receive direct sunlight, are the warmest and experience abundant rainfall, resulting in a humid climate. This belt ...
An amateur photographer who works in digital advertising has won the inaugural Picfair Urban Wildlife Photography Awards for his image of two coyotes on a dimly lit suburban street in Ontario. All Picfair profits on print sales will go to global conservation non-profit Re:Wild
Hollywood actor Jason Momoa is taking his role as Aquaman, protector of the deep oceans, off the screen. Attending a UN conference in Portugal, Momoa was appointed the new UN Environment Program advocate for Life Below Water – an honorary position to acknowledge his work to help protect marine life.
Montreal, June 10, 2022 – The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in Montreal and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) are jointly hosting a conference entitled “30 Years of Biodiversity: A Legacy from Rio to Future Generations” on June 16 at the Maison d ...
Global warming and climate change are causing many species of animals and plants to slowly die out. This gradual extinction would pose threat to food supplies, said speakers in a seminar on 'biodiversity' at Women University Multan (WUM) on Tuesday.
5 June 2022, Nairobi, Kenya
The grass in front of Megan Day's home in the Kanien'kehá:ka community of Kahnawake southwest of Montreal is pretty high.But it's not because she's too lazy to mow her lawn. She was among dozens of homes participating in the community's No Mow May challenge.
Switzerland has the highest proportion of threatened species in the OECD, according to Pronatura. However, a clear majority of the population thinks the situation is fine, according to a survey.
A new game developed by Chennai students spreads awareness about different ecosystems, species and what we can do to help them
Visitors look at the newly-opened temporary art exhibition of Philippine endemic and native species of plants and animals at the National Museum in Manila as part of Biodiversity Day and National Heritage Month.
A new online platform has been launched to raise awareness and inspire action by non-government organisations, local communities and businesses to protect, sustainably manage and restore areas of land and water.
22 May 2022, Montreal, Canada
The Evidence Project is a photography-led campaign created by Britta Jaschinski, Keith Wilson and Arturo de Frías focusing on the impact of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and the causes of viral pandemics.
Canada Post is hoping a new set of stamps will raise awareness of the plight of endangered whales in Canadian waters. The stamps feature images of five whale species currently considered endangered - including the orca, beluga and blue whale.
Proposes a fundamental change in the way humans interact with their social and natural environment Advocates a shift from a growth-oriented society to a more ecocentric and regenerative society. Develops a transformative social-ecological innovation framework for sustainable solutions to endemic ...
Plants are the life of Earth and we all are dependent on them. How we breathe and what we eat are all affected by plants. They develop up to 80% of food for us and up to 98% of oxygen. But human habitation is harming the life of plants. Several diseases and pests kill up to 40% of food crops eve ...
As the world marks the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) for the first time, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation in a field crucial for boosting food security and transforming how our food is produced, delivered an ...
On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.
Campaign seeks to educate nation on importance of biodiversity and impact of its loss, as well as what we can all do to help protect it, with 20,000 wildflower seed boxes up for grabs
When Melissa Burt, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, made a video about the climate crisis, it included images of her daughter, Mia.
Chile’s climate is extremely diverse, from hot and arid in the tropical north to glaciers and alpine tundra in the south. Being a narrow strip of land between mountains and sea makes for small microclimatic zones and dynamic conditions.
Murat Tan and Emre Diyar, who set out from Hopa, a northeastern Turkish town, 13 days ago aboard a sailboat, reached the Aegean port town of Çeşme on Thursday.
The latest initiative of the joint effort between Prada Group and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to raise awareness of, and promote, more responsible behavior toward the oceans intends to educate toddlers aged three to six in order to shape their future sustainable inclinations.
Brussels officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis as part of a new wave of “applied mindfulness” that seeks to take the Buddhism-inspired practice “off the cushion” and into hard politics.
The climate crisis affects everyone, which is why climate activist Iris Zhan wants to make climate activism more accessible and diverse.
A new project has been launched to address rising climate anxiety in students at the University of East Anglia.
A new festival coming to Calgary next month will celebrate the province's fish, water, wildlife and ecosystems.
Most climate-change documentaries sound pre-emptive warnings about the consequences if we fail to take action. But this essential cine-essay by Emmanuel Cappellin – a former cinematographer for Yann-Arthus Bertrand – instead takes as its starting point the idea that all is already lost.
Droughts, wildfires, flooding, and deforestation are just some of the environmental pressures plaguing Bolivia’s Gran Chaco region. Yet, according to those affected by these realities on the ground, international media ignore these issues unless there are catastrophic consequences, such as the w ...
Whether we’re eating them or decorating them, there is no doubt that eggs play a prominent role in Easter activities. The environmental organisation WWF has carried out its own Easter egg hunt in its photo library and created a gallery of weird and wonderful eggs found in the natural world, from ...
Dan Saladino is a journalist and presenter of the weekly Food Programme on BBC Radio 4 where he’s been reporting on food and agriculture for the past 15 years.
I worry, sometimes, that knowledge is falling out of fashion – that in the field in which I work, nature writing, the multitudinous nonfictions of the more-than-human world, facts have been devalued; knowing stuff is no longer enough.
Social media companies including Pinterest, an image-based platform that went public in 2019, have been under increasing pressure to curb harmful misinformation on their sites, though some lawmakers and users criticize tech platforms as overreaching in their content rules.
This film tells three stories of people suffering from the dramatic consequences of climate change. Their Nepalese communities are already being affected by floods and drought.
Fabien Barrau is a French photographer and digital artist who uses his art to call attention to the devastating effects of climate change Barrau uses his drone and Photoshop skills to make images of what famous architectural landmarks will look like after the looming climate crisis..
23 March 2022, Geneva, Switzerland
The innumerable forms of animals and plants that live in the wild have an incalculable value as they play a major role in ecological, cultural, scientific, social, and aesthetic aspects of human well-being. World Wildlife Day is an annual observance that is celebrated on March 3 every year to pr ...