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"Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet" announced as theme of World Wildlife Day 2021

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced today the theme of United Nations World Wildlife Day 2020: “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”. Covering nearly a third of the planet’s land surface, fores ...

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"If We Cannot Find a Balance Between Nature and Economic Development, Humans Will Suffer the Most," a Financing Biodiversity Webinar Concludes

The African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) and the African Development Bank held the first joint webinar on 'Financing Biodiversity in Africa from All Sources' on 3 December. The webinar sought to explore how best to scale up finance for biodiversity from multipl ...

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"La Camargue nous protège du réchauffement climatique"

Les zones naturelles humides, comme la Camargue, jouent un rôle d' "amortisseur" du dérèglement climatique, explique Jean Jalbert. Directeur général de la Tour du Valat, Institut de recherche pour la conservation des zones humides méditerranéennes, cet expert assure qu'il faut "réhabiliter" ces ...

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"One Planet Business for Biodiversity" (OP2B) - a business-led, agriculture-centric coalition - was launched today at UN Climate Action Summit in New York

Today, nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios. This coalition – named "One Planet Busin ...

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"One Yangtze" Sustainable Development Forum encourages communication between capital market and environmental protection field through ESG investing

Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. (601688.CH; 6886.HK; HTSC.LI; "Huatai Securities" or "The Company") sponsored the "One Yangtze" Sustainable Development Forum in Beijing, to encourage communication between the capital market and ecological environment protection field.

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"Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration" announced as theme of World Wildlife Day 2022

According to figures by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, while close to 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable. Based on these estimates, it is suggested t ...

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"We have cut them all’: Ghana struggles to protect its last old-growth forests

KUMASI, Ghana — The West African country of Ghana is known for having rich natural resources including vast tracts of rainforest. But its primary forest has all but vanished, with what remains generally relegated to reserves scattered throughout the country’s southern third.

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"We need agriculture back in our cities and in our minds"

Our cities need to become part of our agricultural system. In recent decades it has become increasingly clear that the way we live and eat is a big threat to our health and the health of our ecosystem. Climate change is forcing us to rethink our way of life and to reconnect agriculture back into ...

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"We're Part Of Solution": International Day For Biological Diversity 2021 Theme

To celebrate natural diversity and spread awareness, May 22 is marked every year as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) globally. Earlier, December 29 was designated as the International Day for Biological Diversity but in 2000, the UN General Assembly chose May 22 to mark the day.

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#Biodiversity – MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change

Next year’s UN biodiversity conference, the COP15, should be the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris agreement on climate change, says the Environment Committee.

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#BiodiversityDay: How the IAEA Contributes to Bend the Curve of Biodiversity Loss

The topic of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “building a shared future for all life”. It celebrates all the efforts to bend the curve of biodiversity loss at a time when biodiversity is declining faster than ever in human history.

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#ClimateOn: 150 trees and shrubs planted for World Biodiversity Day

A hundred and fifty trees and shrubs were planted around the area of the Ta’ Qali National Stadium on the occasion of World Biodiversity Day.

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#ICYMI: Global Icons Raise Awareness on Environment, Health, Animal Issues with TWC India

Build Back Better! The message resonated across the globe as the pandemic raged across nooks and corners of the world in 2020. As 2021 started with a renewed hope of overcoming the pandemic with vaccines, the time is ripe for humanity to look back and learn from the mistakes of the past.

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#Maskuary Campaign Art Shows Debut at the London Climate Action Week

The unforeseen occurrence of the global covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the use of unmanageable levels of biomedical plastic protective equipment (PPE) which have played significant roles in protecting people during the COVID-19 pandemic at a great cost to the environment.

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#OceanWeek2020 – Seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond

Ocean Week 2020 is seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond that will put the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats, while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth.

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#Plasticfree: how to handle the scary plastic threat on our own backs

Doing the laundry for a family of four every week has always been tedious, but now it is burdened by knowing that almost every item we wash is releasing hundreds of thousands of tiny synthetic fibers into our waterways and the ocean beyond.

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#WorldWildlifeDay: How police are protecting biodiversity for a greener future

The illegal acquisition and consumption of wildlife are among the top global drivers of the decimation of some of the world’s most endangered species and a severe threat to the delicate balance between ecosystems and biodiversity.

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$1.8 billion; that's how much govt subsidies contribute every year to human extinction & climate change

Researchers are warning that people are funding their own extinction with at least $1.8 billion spent every year on subsidies that cause wildlife to be wiped out and climate change to rise, according to a new study.

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$10m donation and slew of programmes to help young Singaporeans develop green thumb

Younger Singaporeans will get more opportunities to develop their green thumb thanks to a slew of efforts by the National Parks Board (NParks) and a large donation from billionaire Peter Lim.

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$2M project aims to spark new thinking on climate change

Earth’s climate is changing and urgent action is needed to address that reality, says a Royal Roads University professor. “We are already locked into a certain amount of climate change,” Robin Cox, an expert in disaster response and planning, said in an interview.

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$32.1 million for agriculture biodiversity stewardship

2021-22 Budget confirms the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting biodiversity stewardship on agricultural land

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$5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping

A group of ship owners have announced plans for a $5bn (£3.8bn) fund to design zero-emissions vessels. They says $2 (£1.50) should be levied on every tonne of ships' fuel - to support research into clean engines.

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$65 Million Set Aside For Soil Fertility Mapping Project

The Government has allocated $65 million for the Soil Fertility Mapping Project, which aims to increase the productivity and quality of agricultural produce.

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$85 million initiative to scale up agroforestry in Africa announced

Amid a deluge of news during the U.N. Climate Summit last month, one major announcement went largely uncovered, yet is among the most important initiatives aimed at reducing the effects of climate change revealed during the events in New York City.

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'A circus': second mass salmon outbreak in Tasmania outrages conservationists

Huon Aquaculture has been savaged after another mass salmon outbreak in Tasmania that could threaten native marine life, with conservationists labelling escape management practices in the state “a circus”.

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'A critical time': how Covid-19 piled the pressure on conservation efforts

From the Nepalese Himalayas where tigers patrol the snowy peaks to the lush forest homes of mountain gorillas in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, national parks emptied as Covid-19 spread around the world in 2020. Billions of pounds of ecotourism revenue – crucial to the livelihoods of ...

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'A drop in the bucket': China's biodiversity fund launch gets lukewarm response

China's launch of a biodiversity fund is a "good start" but falls short of what is needed to help developing countries meet the goals in a global nature pact, environmentalists warned, urging all rich nations to step up ambition and funding.

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'A lot at stake': indigenous and minorities sidelined on climate change fight

Bernadette Demientieff, a representative for the indigenous Gwich’in nation, finds Washington DC anxiety-inducing, especially compared to the wide open spaces and tall mountains of Alaska.

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'A new world of discovery': readers' photos of their local wildlife

Living with the coronavirus pandemic has meant many people are having to stay closer to home, but one benefit is having more time to take notice of the natural world around us. From frogs in Cardiff to lichen in Brighton, UK readers have been sharing pictures and stories of their local flora and ...

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'A reaffirmation of what we know': Grim UN biodiversity report unsurprising to many scientists, First Nations

'Our elders have been talking to us about an extinction event for many years now,' says Eli Enns

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'A very big problem': Rising sea levels will lead to significant displacement in coming decade

Because of climate change, rising sea levels could affect hundreds of millions more people in the coming decades than previously understood, with an estimated 150 million people currently living on land that will be below high tide by 2050, according to new research published in the journal Natu ...

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'A world of sound opens up': how 10 minutes in nature reaps rewards

Sir David Attenborough’s latest advice for restoring our damaged relationship with nature is reassuringly straightforward. “One of the simplest things that you should do if you get the chance, when you get the chance, is just naturally to stop,” he told the Call of the Wild podcast.

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'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.

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'Almost certain extinction': 1,200 species under severe threat across world

More than 1,200 species globally face threats to their survival in more than 90% of their habitat and “will almost certainly face extinction” without conservation intervention, according to new research.

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'America, send us your ideas': Biden pledges to protect 30% of US lands by 2030

It was an executive order that made waves in environmental circles: after only a week in office, President Joe Biden pledged to preserve 30% of US lands and waters by 2030.

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'Animal-stress' signal improves plant drought resilience

A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance.

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'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia

Scientists say they have seen a remarkable collection of blue whales in the coastal waters around the UK sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Their 23-day survey counted 55 animals - a total that is unprecedented in the decades since commercial whaling ended.

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'Baby boot camp' exercises critically endangered orangutan

The 2-month-old critically endangered orangutan, still so tiny that infant-sized diapers hung loosely in front of his belly, clung tightly to a caretaker's fingers as she lifted him gently from her lap.

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'Banned' bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

Emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam has been authorised in England because of a virus which affects sugar beets.

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'Bee-killing' pesticide now will not be used on UK sugar beet fields

A pesticide which reduces bee populations and was to be used in England’s sugar beet fields this year will not be used after recent cold weather killed off virus-transmitting aphids.

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'Big John', largest-ever triceratops, goes under hammer

"Big John", 66 million years old and the largest triceratops skeleton ever unearthed at eight metres long, goes up for auction in Paris on Thursday.

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'Big data' may help tackle longstanding questions about plant diversity, evolution

Taking advantage of 'big data' - massive, open-access information resources in research - can help forecast how plant life will fare on an increasingly human-dominated planet.

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'Biodegradable' plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea

Plastic bags that claim to be biodegradable were still intact and able to carry shopping three years after being exposed to the natural environment, a study has found.

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'Biodegradable' plastic will soon be banned in Australia—that's a big win for the environment

To start dealing with Australia's mounting plastic crisis, the federal government last week launched its first National Plastics Plan.The plan will fight plastic on various fronts, such as banning plastic on beaches, ending polystyrene packaging for takeaway containers, and phasing in microplast ...

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'Biodiversity loss is humanity's greatest threat'

Talks are currently underway in Kenya on a new international treaty to tackle dramatic species loss. What exactly is at stake? Here's what you need to know.

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'Blue blob' near Iceland could slow glacial melting

A region of cooling water in the North Atlantic Ocean near Iceland, nicknamed the "Blue blob," has likely slowed the melting of the island's glaciers since 2011 and may continue to stymie ice loss until about 2050, according to new research.

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'Boiling with activity': readers' photos of their local wildlife

Living with the coronavirus pandemic has meant many people are having to stay closer to home, but one benefit is having more time to take notice of the natural world around us. From adders in Aberdeenshire to wild clematis in Buckinghamshire, UK and European readers have been sharing pictures an ...

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'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming

Wales risks losing 80% of the laws that protect its environment after Brexit with no plans in place yet to replace them, nature charities have warned.

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'Build a shared future for all life', urges UN chief on Biodiversity Day

Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions. On the International Day for Biological Diversity, the UN Secretary-General urged to end the ‘senseless and destructive war against nature’.

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'Build back better': G7 pledges to put climate action at heart of global recovery

'We will put our global ambitions on climate change and the reversal of biodiversity loss at the centre of our plans' Leaders from the G7 met virtually for the first time under the UK's presidency of the group this afternoon and reiterated their commitment to step up global climate action and "b ...

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