The National Plant Genetic Resources Centre (NPGRC-Tanzania), in collaboration with Hivos, Bioversity International, Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Africa and other partners are currently implementing a project, which explores possibilities of the 'open source seed systems'.
Recent policies of agriculture based on intense mechanisation, excessive use of external inputs (water, energy, fertilisers, pesticides etc) and mono-crop farming has resulted in soil degradation, reduced biodiversity and increased economic risk for European farmers. To increase diversification ...
With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is optimistic that the world is on track to protect over 10 percent of the globe’s marine areas by 2020. This was announced by Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretar ...
The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng, has stated that the country cannot achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending poverty and protecting the planet if the country’s biodiversity is not achieved.
A HEALTHY environment facilitates the advancing of economies, enables the social wellbeing of the community, and provides a system which promotes sustainable economic growth and better resource utilisation.
‘FOLLOW me, humans.” No, this is not the title of a new movie or a Koreanovela. This is the winning photo for the Selfie category in the fourth annual photo competition “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017”.
5 - 9 June 2017, New York, United States of America
The Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) on Thursday initiated the process to develop state biodiversity strategy and action plan for next 10 years (2018-28) for conserving state's biodiversity.
Talks in New York ahead of the first ever United Nations conference about the world's oceans have turned to debating policy specifics as negotiators look to strike a balance between the need to derive economic benefits from marine resources and ensure their sustainability for future generations.
There are lots of treaties in the world designed to moderate the impact of humans on the oceans.
THE CARIBBEAN has, in recent months, made progress on the protection of marine areas vital to the sustainability of the region's tourism product.They include a new sister sanctuary agreement signed between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Government of the Netherlands ...
What if the blue fades way as seawaters become brown andcoral reefs become white as marine grasslands wither and life below water vanishes? This is already happening at a staggering rate. It’s a lose-lose for all: people and planet.
We know little about Earth's surface temperatures for the first 4 billion years or so of its history. This presents a limitation into research of life's origins on Earth and also how it might arise on distant worlds as well.
Scientists have discovered a faceless fish during a voyage to one of the deepest parts of the ocean ever visited—Australia’s eastern abyss.
Learners and teachers of the Boitshoko Primary School in Galeshewe welcomed the lessons on biodiversity and sustainable tourism brought to them by the Sol Plaatje municipality in celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity
After travelling to 37 towns and cities, the ninth Science Express, a mobile exhibition mounted on 16-coach AC train initiated by Union Government’s Department of Science and Technology, reached Gulbarga railway station here on Wednesday morning.
THE RECOGNITION of the threat posed to heritage sites in Jamaica has been brought into sharp focus, as the Government, in addition to various stakeholders, attempts to find more sustainable ways to combat climate change.
Experts have warned that the Great Barrier Reef has been so badly damaged by climate change that it ‘can no longer be saved’ – at least in its current form.The impact of rising ocean temperatures on the Australian Great Barrier Reef has been worse than expected in the past year, with 29% of cora ...
South African policies are aligned to and include actions to address sustainable development and climate change. This was said by Acting Deputy Director General of Invest SA at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Yunus Hoosen during the seminar for the promotion of Bankable Sustai ...
The Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, together with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB), recently held its fourth annual photo competition “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017,” which ...
A key focus of next week’s United Nation’s Ocean Conference, which will bring together up to 10,000 people from countries around the world, will be the crisis of trash and plastic polluting our ocean. Volunteers from over 100 of those countries are critical contributors to the 2016 International ...
Human-made chemicals are penetrating deeper into the North Atlantic, a new study has found.Remember CFCs? Production of the ozone-depleting chemicals was largely phased out globally in 1994.
Over the past decade there's been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth - or what's known as the Blue Economy.
Seychelles has started the planning phase of a project that will propose new areas for marine protection and sustainable use of the island nation’s waters.
This year, the United Nations will host its “Ocean Conference” from June 5-9 in New York. Billed as a “game changer” event aiming to reverse the decline in the health of the world’s oceans and seas, it is expected to attract thousands of policymakers, scientists and other stakeholders, to stimul ...
Two Australian surfers are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in the ocean. They've developed a floating trash can that filters and collects garbage that has made its way into the sea.
Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.
Jon Witman checks his air gauge, adjusts his flippers, and falls backwards into the Pacific. Nearby, the ocean throws itself against Isla Beagle, one of a hundred-plus rocks, pinnacles, and islands that form the Galápagos archipelago, a province of Ecuador that straddles the Equator. Rebuffed, t ...
A new joint initiative from diplomats, businesses and residents in Stockholm hopes to save the city's bees by creating a "bee friendly zone" in the Swedish capital.
MPROVING quality of life for all people and preparing a next generation to serve at the local, regional and international levels are some of the goals that governments, educational institutions, and the private sector work collaboratively to achieve.
A new study published in Scientific Reports provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between climate change and ocean currents.
Reference: SCBD/MCO/AF/SO/GD/86553 (2017-045)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant organizations and stakeholders
The UN-proclaimed International Day for Biological Diversity was celebrated on May 22, with the theme "Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism" since the diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has highlighted the significance of tourism as a driving force for sustainable development.In a release on Monday, issued jointly with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in celebration of International D ...
The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism ...
A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway.
The tiny Pacific Island of Henderson is in a bad spot. It sits at the point of a huge circular surface ocean current called a gyre
Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/JL/JG/86528 (2017-043)
To: To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, National Focal Points for Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
A new natural capital biodiversity metric will act as an "internal change management tool" that allows companies to define and translate what environmental footprints look like in a business context, Kering's head of sustainable sourcing innovation has claimed.
A Seychellois policy which restricted development above the 50-metre contour line on Praslin and La Digue, the second- and third-most populated islands, has been revoked, a top government official said.
The UAE is joining the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day, marked annually on 22nd May, with this year’s celebration coming under the theme of "Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism".
The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”, and was chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
On 13 May, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Association for Interpretation Japan, and Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) jointly organized the Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: Discussing Interpretation of National Parks. Every year, UNU-IAS celebrate ...
For more than 70 years, UNESCO has been working to foster scientific knowledge and cooperation on biodiversity and ecosystems, such as tropical forests, oceans, mountains. In recent years, the effect of human activities -- magnified by population growth and global climate change -- has reduced d ...
The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection.In this sense, the activities of this journey, under the motto: Biological diversity and sustainable tourism, try to highlight the results that can be ...
May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth. In turn, a well-managed tourist sector can help reduce threats to key wildlife po ...
22 May 2017 – In today’s global celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, under the theme of ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’, people are examing the positive but also potentially negative impacts that tourism can have on biodiversity.
22 May 2017, Montreal, Canada
22 - 24 May 2017, Berlin, Germany