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#132053
2021-12-06

Ensuring long-term sustainability: Biodiversity protection imperative for survival of humankind

While the efforts to combat the climate crisis are gathering traction slowly, the pace isn’t nearly fast enough as our ecosystems are collapsing and species are becoming extinct at an unprecedented rate.

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#132054
2021-12-06

Measures in place to preserve marine environment, maintain water quality

The Water Quality Section at Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Department of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is implementing a number of projects to preserve marine environment and maintain water quality in Qatar.

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#132055
2021-12-06

A 10-point plan for the restoration revolution

Why the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration has to be more than a catchphrase. It must be the catalyst for transformational change of our economy, of our food and energy systems, and of ourselves.

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#132056
2021-12-06

Portuguese islands create Europe’s largest protected marine area

The Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve, created 50 years ago in Portugal’s Madeira archipelago, is home to a unique ecosystem. A newly adopted legal framework makes it the largest protected marine area in Europe and the North Atlantic.

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#132059
2021-12-06

Study Shows There is Hope For the Recovery of Tropical Forests After Deforestation

Deforestation is leading to the disappearance of tropical forests at an alarming rate, although they have the ability to recover naturally in abandoned areas. An international research headed by Wageningen University scientists revealed this.

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#132060
2021-12-06

Honeybees Survived for Weeks Under Volcano Ash After Canary Islands Eruption

For roughly 50 days, thousands of honeybees sealed themselves in their hives, away from deadly gas, and feasted on honey. “It is a very empowering story,” one entomologist said.

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#132057
2021-12-06

World’s underground fungal life to be mapped for first time

Scientists unveiled plans last Tuesday to map the world’s huge underground webs of fungi for the first time, to identify hotspots that could better protect natural ecosystems and store carbon dioxide to help tackle climate change.

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#132058
2021-12-06

Ecosystem restoration

Pakistan’s green initiatives like ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’, ‘Ten Billion Tree Tsunami’, ‘Protected Areas Initiative’ and ‘Recharge Pakistan’ have received global recognition. Despite all these ambitious efforts and global recognition, there remains a huge gap in these conservation initiatives, ...

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#132061
2021-12-06

Woodlands’ Boost to Mental Health Saves NHS and Employers Millions Each Year

More physical exercise and ‘forest bathing’ contribute to boost in wellbeing of the population

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#132062
2021-12-06

Hundreds of Companies Promised to Help Save Forests. Did They?

The 2020 deadline arrived, and some companies reported advances toward their goal. No company, however, could say it had eliminated forest destruction from its supply chain. Many others did not even try.

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#132063
2021-12-06

An eco-friendly plastic substitute from Germany

Disposable plastic is terrible for the environment. Alternatives are needed – and they do exist. Plastic that’s more sustainable is being developed in Germany. The result is biodegradable packaging that decomposes without polluting nature.

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#132064
2021-12-06

Data point: World Soil Day

Soil erosion costs the global economy US$8bn a year, and reduces agri-food production by 33.7m tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices

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#132065
2021-12-06

To save the planet, protect its stewards

Indigenous people took center stage on the climate summit, but how can they and the forests be real winners, if nations still are reluctant to accept the fundamental rights for them?

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#132066
2021-12-06

How Fashion Can Deliver on COP26 Ambitions

Amid mounting evidence of fashion’s dramatically negative climate impact, countries, communities and companies are mobilising around protecting the planet. However, a new era of climate action will be required if fashion is to meet ambitious targets to reverse the damage being done.

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#132067
2021-12-06

Sayyid Badr stresses on saving biodiversity in Indian Ocean

H E Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, took part in the fifth edition of the Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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#132068
2021-12-06

Climate Change: Buhari begins leadership of the Pan African Great Green Wall

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has taken over the Presidency of the Pan African Great Green Wall (PAGGW) in Africa.

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#132069
2021-12-06

How Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ became a biodiversity nightmare

Animals brought illegally to Colombia by the drug kingpin have been allowed to roam free and are now disrupting the fragile ecosystem.

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#132070
2021-12-06

The 'agricultural mafia' taking over Brazil's Amazon rainforest

Encouraged by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and local authorities who want to see the development of agribusiness, an "agricultural mafia" is taking over the Amazon rainforest.

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#132071
2021-12-06

Further global co-op on biodiversity conservation

China has established the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition, with international partners from over 40 countries. The Coalition facilitates cooperation on biodiversity conservation, global climate change governance and green transformation.

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#132072
2021-12-06

Preventing devastation on the high seas – and beneath them

For meaningful protection of the forgotten half of our planet, NZ must ensure the world is ambitious when negotiations for the High Seas treaty conclude at the United Nations, writes Helen Clark

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#132073
2021-12-07

Endangered Caspian seal habitat awarded important marine mammal area status

Special status has been awarded to the habitat of a species of seal left endangered due to human activity.

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#132074
2021-12-07

Between land and sea: Agrobiodiversity holds key to health for Melanesian tribes

The community’s traditionally self-sufficient and biodiverse diet features 132 species, notably the fe’i banana, a Melanesian specialty that contains 100 times the vitamin A of a typical banana.

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#132076
2021-12-07

Coral reefs of western Indian Ocean at risk of collapse: study

Rising sea temperatures and overfishing threaten coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean with complete collapse in the next 50 years, according to a groundbreaking study of these marine ecosystems.

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#132077
2021-12-07

Repellent but essential animals

The animal world is full of creatures we consider ugly. We are disgusted or afraid of animals like the jellyfish, the cockroach or the bat. But they are all vital to keep the world's ecosystems thriving.

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#132078
2021-12-07

Protecting Slender Loris in India

The small nocturnal slender loris of India’s rainforests is an endangered species. Hunted for fabled superstitious properties its habitat is also dwindling. Conservationists are trying to safeguard the tree dweller.

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#132075
2021-12-07

China advances construction of giant panda national park

National Forestry and Grassland Administration is pushing to hasten the construction of a Giant Panda National Park in a bid to better protect the endangered species.

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#132079
2021-12-07

Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund commits another $443 million to climate justice and conservation

On Monday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his Earth Fund’s latest round of grants: $443 million to be spent primarily on land conservation and restoration and efforts to reduce environmental burdens on marginalized communities.

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#132080
2021-12-07

Ndumo Game Reserve: The complicated balancing act of subsistence farming and nature conservation in KwaZulu-Natal

As cultivated fields expand and grazing cattle explore ever further in the Ndumo Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, researchers worry about unresolved efforts to address human poverty while also trying to protect the ever-shrinking spaces left for wildlife and nature conservation.

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#132081
2021-12-07

How Plastic Pollution Is Deteriorating Soil Quality For Agriculture

Agricultural soils may receive greater quantities of microplastics than oceans, indicates a recent research by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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#132082
2021-12-07

Fighting for the Shade

Why Trees Should Be Our Next Great Conservation Crusade

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#132083
2021-12-07

60% of Nigeria’s forest lost to degradation – Official

The Conservator-General, National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, said 60 per cent of Nigeria’s valuable forest estate have been lost to degradation.

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#132084
2021-12-07

Thousands of turtles lay eggs on Nicaraguan coast

Thousands of sea turtles laid their eggs on Nicaragua's coast over the weekend under the watchful eye of the army, which protects the nests from possible predators -- including humans.

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#132085
2021-12-07

Biodiversity flies under the radar, but is as pressing as climate change

More than half of GDP in SA is moderately to highly dependent on biodiversity and ecosystem services

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#132086
2021-12-07

Celebrating all that soils do for us - Dr Kenneth Loades

COP26 highlighted more than ever that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and become more sustainable before it’s too late. Soil is a key component in this battle and something that we expect to provide food, feed and fibre, store and supply water, store carbon and archive geological and ...

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#132087
2021-12-08

Coral reefs off east Africa could die out in 50 years - study

Coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at risk of extinction by 2070 due to warming temperatures and overfishing, according to a new study.

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#132088
2021-12-08

Top Emirati environmentalist urges action over global biodiversity collapse

Razan Al-Mubarak wants to ‘debunk myth’ that fighting climate change automatically preserves biodiversity

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#132089
2021-12-08

Africa's growing road network may affect ecosystems: we reviewed the evidence

Many researchers claim large-scale road developments will have detrimental impacts on natural ecosystems. They are concerned about a reduction in habitat availability and connectivity. Roads can also lead to changes in land use, create illegal access into previously inaccessible areas, and resul ...

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#132090
2021-12-08

How to protect and restore EU’s seas

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an important tool for protecting and conserving marine ecosystems and their associated services in the long term. However, MPAs require proper management to achieve their conservation objectives.

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#132091
2021-12-08

Brazil is in water crisis — it needs a drought plan

Brazil has the largest amount of fresh water in the world. Two-thirds of what flows in the Amazon River alone could supply the world’s demand. Yet much of the nation now faces drought.

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#132092
2021-12-08

Eight wolves were found poisoned in Oregon. Police are asking for the public’s help

Conservation groups call the deaths ‘shocking and heartbreaking’ and have offered a $43,000 reward for any information

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#132093
2021-12-08

This urban forest in Kolkata is a haven for bird watchers

More than five years ago, HIDCO had set up the Pakhibitan at Eco Park with the help of an NGO. Now, the park, which has two water bodies and mature indigenous trees of several species, has developed a beautiful ecosystem and turned into a safe haven for several species of birds, insects, mammals ...

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#132094
2021-12-08

A Big Problem in Ecology Research: You May or May Not Get Your Permit

For many of India’s researchers, obtaining permits for field research in protected areas is a big hassle: the process is long-drawn and bureaucratic.

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#132095
2021-12-08

Amazonian Birds Are Shrinking in Response to Climate Change

A new study has found that birds in an undisturbed region of the Amazon are evolving smaller bodies and longer wings in response to the changing climate.

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#132096
2021-12-08

Nordea AM among nine firms to join €12tn biodiversity pledge

84 financial firms have now joined the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge.

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#132097
2021-12-08

Eye in the Sky, Eyes on the Ground

How the change in colour of a pixel on a screen can set off a series of events that leads to the empowerment of local communities to conserve their globally important forest.

News Headlines
#132098
2021-12-08

Indonesia's biodiesel drive is leading to deforestation

Indonesia pledged at the recent COP26 climate summit that its greenhouse gas emissions would peak by 2030 and then start to fall. It's also said that it will end deforestation by that same date. But to reduce emissions from its transport sector, it's relying on using more biofuels - production o ...

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#132099
2021-12-08

In southern Colombia, Indigenous groups fish and farm with the floods

The Tikuna, Cocama and Yagua peoples in southern Colombia live on a two-pronged sustainable food system that involves artisanal fishing and communal planting synchronized with the different flooding seasons.

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#132100
2021-12-08

Tree-planting goals miss the forest for the lack of diverse, good-quality seeds

Ambitious plans by India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to restore tens of millions of hectares of degraded land by 2030 could be derailed by a lack of good-quality and genetically diverse native seeds, according to a new study.

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#132101
2021-12-08

Tourist selfies risk passing deadly viruses onto critically endangered orangutans

COVID-19 not only affects humans; our closest relatives, the great apes, are also at risk. A team of experts, including Oxford Brookes University researchers say that jungle trekkers could be risking the lives of Critically Endangered species of orangutans, by passing on human viruses like COVID-19.

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#132102
2021-12-08

Satellite and citizen data create precise range maps for at-risk bird species

Using satellite data and hundreds of thousands of crowd-sourced field observations, scientists have developed a more precise method for mapping the locations of habitats critical for the survival of more than 1,300 Central and South American forest bird species at high risk of extinction.

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