Island Biodiversity: In-Depth Review of the Implementation of the Programme of Work
Compilation and Synthesis of Information Submitted by Parties, Other Governments and Organizations for the In-Depth Review on Island Biodiversity (Reposted 21 August 2012)
Integration of Climate Change Impacts and Response Activities Within the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity
As New Year’s Day broke in the Hawaiian Islands, one rare creature was not there to emerge from his shell and greet it: George, the last snail of his kind and a local celebrity, was dead at age 14.
Restoring islands by eradicating damaging, non-native invasive mammals such as rats, cats, goats, and pigs has repeatedly proven to be a high impact conservation action. New research published in PLOS ONE shows this conservation action can have a major contribution towards stemming the global ex ...
6 - 13 November 2009, Merida, Mexico
13 - 17 December 2004, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Canary Islands, Spain
Just less than a decade ago, the Seychelles—the archipelago nation of 115 island off the East African coast—faced a host of challenges in its climate protection efforts. Reports show that its environment has been vulnerable to numerous challenges including climate change, environmental degradati ...
Introduction of the progress and implementation plan of AP-BON as a regional network under GEO-BON, which aims to strengthen scientific basis for biodiversity observation through integration of data and information in Asia-Pacific region.
Two species of songbirds that once made a home in the Bahamas likely became extinct on the islands because of rising sea levels and a warmer, wetter climate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Florida, Gainesville. The study, ...
Four years ago, an island was erected out of what seemed like thin air. In a desolate place once only greeted by the sound of crashing waves and an occasional seabird, a formation of rock protruded outwards and upwards. The new island is officially nameless but has been coined Hunga Ha’apai (Hun ...
A natural experiment created by an active volcano has given new insight into the long-term negative impacts of human colonisation of tropical forest islands.
In 2004, when the Category 4 Hurricane Ivan hit the tiny island nation of Grenada and its 151 mph winds stalled overhead for 15 hours — it devastated the country. But not before pummelling Barbados and other islands, killing at least 15 people.
Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBSTTA15/DC/JG/78811 (2012-020)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points and relevant organizations
Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JSH/CE/83223 (2014-033)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points, relevant organizations and potential donors
Mantises from the African lineage landed on the Greater Antilles islands more than 92 million years ago, likely hitching a ride on floating ocean debris. They were present tens of millions of years before other mantis groups arrived from Central and South America, and also before animals such as ...
Island conservation is the hot issue nowadays. Life forms started from deep sea and flourished on islands. Roots up conservation action is very crucial to establish a long term support and impact on local people. Therefore, constant communication between different stake holders and massive envir ...
CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS. This side event will show the progress to date on protecting biodiversity on Mexican islands and the important advances on the related strategic planning. The event highlights major goals achieved by Mexico following a national approach in ...
Who does not feel proud of the beauty that your country offers? In this regard, we are not the exception. Costa Rica, a beautiful portion of land anchored right in the heart of the continent, has a series of unique and wonderful benefits.
Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/AC/58712 (2007-068)
To: CBD and SBSTTA Focal Points
Pursuant to paragraph 10 of Decision VIII/1 requesting the Executive Secretary to identify linkages between the priority actions of the Island Biodiversity Programme of Work (IBPOW) and all other thematic work programmes and cross-cutting issues under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ...English Spanish French
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Biodiversity concerns prompt emergency plan to use ferrets to round up the few rabbits left
As part of the Pacific's celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Fiji and its partners will launch an Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) guide for the EBM practitioners in the Tropical Western Pacific, which is based on lesson learned from four ye ...
In the North Atlantic lies a remote group of volcanic islands renowned for their rugged beauty. Increasingly favoured by tourists, the Faroe Islands announced this year they were temporarily closing down parts of the country.
8 - 10 June 2004, Sea Island, United States of America
The Galapagos Islands, one of the first marine reserves in the world and Charles Darwin’s famed site of revolutionary observation, recently housed University researchers looking to better understand biodiversity.
Islands are incredible. Some, like Hawai’i, are forged by volcanoes. Others, like Isla Mona, are born from the collision of continental shelves. In some cases, like the Palauan Rock Islands, islands are formed atop ancient coral reefs.
The Greek island of Tilos is set to be the first in the Mediterranean to power itself entirely with wind and solar power, The Associated Press reported Sunday.
In 1949, Ian Fleming bought a blank naturalist’s notebook which he grandly labeled “Sea Fauna or the Finny Tribe of Goldeneye.” Bound in leather and its title embossed in gold, he took it with him when he departed London for his beloved Jamaica, where he would immerse himself in the island’s nat ...
Researchers use lava flow analysis on Reunion Island to determine the ecological impact that humans had on species extinction and biodiversity loss.
15 November 2004 - 1 March 2005, Cambridge, United States of America
Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/74898 (2011-107)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points and relevant organizations
Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations were invited to provide information for this review via notifications issued on 15 February 2011 and 28 April 2011 (http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-032-island-en.doc and http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-08 ...English Spanish French
If there’s one thing Jamaicans can boast about, it’s having a reliable and recognisable brand with major marketability. Brand Jamaica not only has music and beautiful vistas on its roster, but also, and maybe most importantly for those of us who ‘love wi belly’, a hard-working Ministry of Indust ...
Superseding initial reports that documented 60 to 70 percent mangrove cover loss, a new study reveals that in fact 97 percent of mangrove cover in the Nicobar Islands was razed due to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The mammoth natural disturbance triggered the emergence of potential habitats fo ...
7 - 11 October 2004, New York, United States of America
26 - 30 January 2004, Nassau, Bahamas
14 - 19 August 2005, Kingston, Jamaica
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/AW/71840 (2010-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and International Organizations
The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the secretariats of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will convene the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Clima ...English
Island biodiversity: in-depth review of the implementation of the programme of work
Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/OH/Sg/80758 (2012-123)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations
The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs.
Side event illlustrating some of the successes and lessons in implementing the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity which will be under review during SBSTTA 16.