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#113175
2017-06-06

Tanzania: Strengthening Farmers' Seed System Through 'Open Source'

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'.

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#113177
2017-06-06

£8.7m project looks at transforming agriculture across Europe

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 ...

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#113178
2017-06-06

The world on track to protect over 10% of its marine areas by 2020

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 ...

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#113179
2017-06-06

Biodiversity policy will conserve Ghana’s ecosystem – Frimpong Boateng

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.

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#113184
2017-06-06

Protect environment to spur growth

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.

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#113166
2017-06-05

Photos on sea turtle and forest win in ‘Selfie for Biodiversity’ contest

‘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”.

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#113147
2017-06-02

10-year plan to protect state’s biodiversity

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.

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#113149
2017-06-02

Pacific Islands have a key role to play in protecting the world's oceans

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.

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#113122
2017-06-01

UN Ocean Conference: can the law protect our ocean ecosystems?

There are lots of treaties in the world designed to moderate the impact of humans on the oceans.

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#113126
2017-06-01

Caribbean Makes Strides With Marine Protected Areas

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 ...

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#113134
2017-06-01

Why We Need to Save Our Oceans Now—Not Later

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.

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#113135
2017-06-01

How hot were the oceans when life first evolved?

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.

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#113106
2017-05-31

Bizarre Faceless Fish Among Mysterious Species Discovered in Australia’s Eastern Abyss

Scientists have discovered a faceless fish during a voyage to one of the deepest parts of the ocean ever visited—Australia’s eastern abyss.

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#113111
2017-05-31

Learners embrace biodiversity

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

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#113117
2017-05-31

Hundreds of students enjoy guided tour of Science Express in Kalaburagi

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.

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#113091
2017-05-30

Climate Change Puts Heritage Sites In Danger, Says Grange

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.

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#113093
2017-05-30

The Great Barrier Reef ‘can no longer be saved’ – and it’s due to 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 ...

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#113097
2017-05-30

South African policies to tackle climate change – Hoosen

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 ...

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#113099
2017-05-30

Winning Images of ‘SelfieFor Biodiversity’

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 ...

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#113101
2017-05-30

NGOs alone will not turn the tide on ocean trash

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 ...

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#113082
2017-05-29

Human-made chemicals found in higher quantities in deep ocean

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.

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#113083
2017-05-29

Africa: How African Countries Can Harness the Huge Potential of Their Oceans

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.

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#113054
2017-05-26

New plan for Seychelles set to protect against over-exploitation of waters

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.

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#113065
2017-05-26

Opinion: IFIs are enabling the plunder of the world's oceans and seas

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 ...

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#113066
2017-05-26

A trash can for the ocean

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.

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#113067
2017-05-26

Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle

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.

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#113069
2017-05-26

A WARMING PLANET JOLTS THE ICONIC CREATURES OF THE GALÁPAGOS

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 ...

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#113020
2017-05-24

Can a 'bee friendly zone' help save Stockholm's pollinators?

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.

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#113023
2017-05-24

Shaping lives with good nutrition

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.

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#113038
2017-05-24

Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions

A new study published in Scientific Reports provides novel insight into how species' distributions change from the interaction between climate change and ocean currents.

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#2620
2017-05-24
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#112993
2017-05-23

Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: International Day for Biological Diversity's theme

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

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#112995
2017-05-23

Tourism interests urged to recognise region's 'sensitive biological treasures'

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 ...

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#113002
2017-05-23

UNWTO announces tourism training in West and Central Africa

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 ...

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#113011
2017-05-23

Sea levels are rising at triple the pace since 1990, find scientists

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.

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#113012
2017-05-23

Plastic For Lunch? An Ocean Garbage Solution in Wax Moth Caterpillars

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

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#2618
2017-05-23

Contributions of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the United Nations Ocean Conference

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

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#112952
2017-05-22

New natural capital metric a 'powerful lever for change', says Kering

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.

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#112953
2017-05-22

Policy restricting development on two of Seychelles' islands revoked

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.

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#112956
2017-05-22

UAE celebrates World Biodiversity Day

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".

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#112957
2017-05-22

South Africa joins the world in observing the International Day for Biological Diversity

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).

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#112964
2017-05-22

UNU-IAS Event Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

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 ...

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#112976
2017-05-22

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017

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 ...

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#112978
2017-05-22

The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day

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 ...

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#112980
2017-05-22

Climate Change Endangers the World's Biodiversity

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 ...

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#112984
2017-05-22

International Biodiversity Day 2017 celebrated under theme of “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”

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.

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