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#112308
2017-03-22

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. The technology and financial case for recovering wastewater are already there, says United Nations' University's Tamara Avellan.

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#112278
2017-03-21

New ‘stone’ frog discovered in Vietnam

In the rugged limestone hills of northern Vietnam, scientists have discovered a new species of frog that looks like a small piece of rock.

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#112285
2017-03-21

CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests

Sustainable forest management is everyone's business, forests are indispensable for life therefore he who plants a tree, plants life.

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#112290
2017-03-21

New crab species found climbing in Hong Kong trees

March 21 (UPI) -- Crabs do more than swim and scuttle across the beach. They climb trees.

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#112262
2017-03-20

Catching up to the Ruby Seadragon: new species raises new questions

The ruby seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) avoided scientific detection for so long due to its deepwater habitat and the fact that bodies changed color after they perished.

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#112263
2017-03-20

How a UN platform to stop biodiversity loss could up its game

Biodiversity, the variety of plant, animal and microbial life on Earth, is still declining. For many years there have been calls for some sort of scientific body or initiative to be set up to encourage the international community to shoulder its responsibilities over biodiversity.

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#112265
2017-03-20

Sustainable tourism in Armenia

While the United Nations designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Armenia is struggling to manage and make the best out of the potential of this sector

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#112252
2017-03-17

Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list

It is among the most popular fish in the UK, but haddock may soon be off the menu in some fish and chip shops because of dwindling stocks.

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#112257
2017-03-17

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention

Two years have passed quickly since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the United Nations: the all-encompassing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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#112217
2017-03-14

First fluorescent frog found

Under normal light, the South American polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds.

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#112225
2017-03-14

The deforestation dilemma

Despite advanced monitoring systems, global initiatives and policies aimed at preserving the world’s rainforests, controversy remains over whether deforestation rates are, in fact, declining.

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#112213
2017-03-13

Rapid global loss of life-sustaining coral amid ocean warming alarming scientists

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, MALDIVES – There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves.

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#112193
2017-03-10

What is a species? Ornithologists consider ways to define it.

With organisms gradually evolving into new organisms over the history of life on Earth, drawing a distinction between species can be challenging. One biologist proposes a new way of looking at the question.

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#112199
2017-03-10

Lessons from Chetpet lake

The Chetpet Eco Park serves as a template for carrying out any exercise to promote sustainable ecotourism at any other waterbody.

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#112182
2017-03-09

Caribbean Gearing Up for Marine Resources Treaty

BELMOPAN, Belize (IDN) – The countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been fine-tuning their positions ahead of the next United Nations preparatory meeting to establish an international legally-binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources.

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#112172
2017-03-08

Warming may disrupt four-fifths of world's oceans by 2050: study

Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of food for a billion people, scientists said on Tuesday.

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#112174
2017-03-08

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

Women can be strong advocates for nature-based sustainable development, ensuring ecosystems are protected and helping families become more resilient in the face of disasters

Notification
#2599
2017-03-08

Launch of the Bio-Bridge Initiative Web Platform

Reference: SCBD/IMS/AY/ET/CP/86354 (2017-024)
To: CBD, ABS, CPB, SBSTTA and CHM National Focal Points, IPLCs and relevant organizations

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#112163
2017-03-07

The way forward for reducing marine pollution

The Ocean Conference taking place this June at UN headquarters is a unique opportunity to promote and accelerate action, partnerships, commitment and progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, Life below water.

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#112144
2017-03-06

Andhra Pradesh and WTO to promote sustainable tourism

The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority is raring to go. In its quest to put the State on the international map, it has partnered with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (WTO) to promote sustainable tourism across the state

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#112146
2017-03-06

East Africa: Indian Ocean Can Be the Key Driver of Economies

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says more innovative ways need to be developed to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities.

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#112135
2017-03-03

Air pollution could actually be helping our oceans to absorb greenhouse gases

A new study has found evidence to suggest that iron particles produced by industry and cities are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea.

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#112136
2017-03-03

Scientists and engineers turn ocean plastic into new products

Two years ago, socially conscious entrepreneurs Rob Ianelli and Ryan Schoenike founded their company, Norton Point, to manufacture sunglasses made from the huge amounts of plastic cleaned up from ocean coastlines.

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#112122
2017-03-02

Sustainability is the forgotten half of globalisation, says Achim Steiner

The prevailing notion of globalisation is that it is based on trade, but globalisation is about sustainability too, and the SDGs provide a guiding framework for the private sector, ex-UNEP boss Achim Steiner tells Eco-Business.

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#112124
2017-03-02

Indonesia pledges $1bn a year to curb ocean waste

Indonesia has pledged up to $1bn a year to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic and other waste products polluting its waters. The announcement was made by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs at last week’s 2017 World Oceans Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali.

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#112105
2017-02-28

Belgium and France join war on plastics

UN Environment launched their global campaign #CleanSeas last Thursday, (23 February), with a goal to rid oceans of microplastics by 2022.

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#112075
2017-02-24

Deep Oceans Face Starvation by End of Century

The deep ocean floor, Earth’s largest habitat, will be starved of food by the end of this century, scientists have warned.

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#112078
2017-02-24

Sustainable Tourism Can Make World Cleaner and Greener

MADRID | NAIROBI | BONN (IDN-INPS) - Whether it is a chic, zero-emission hotel in Milan where toiletries are 99 per cent biodegradable, or Gaansbai in South Africa, where conservation of native flora and fauna is a community-wide priority, sustainable tourism is growing fast across the globe.

Notification
#2594
2017-02-24
Action by
2017-06-30

Call for project proposals under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/CS/LJ/86256 (2017-019)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant agencies working on ecosystem restoration

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#112053
2017-02-23

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

23 February 2017 – UN Environment launched today an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic by the year 2022.

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#112059
2017-02-23

Deep sea life faces dark future due to warming and food shortage

New study reveals negative impact of climate change, human activity, acidification and deoxygenation on ocean and its creatures

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#112064
2017-02-23

Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency

22 February 2017 – Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind’s future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined today that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to m ...

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#112067
2017-02-23

Oceans and small island states: First think opportunity, then think blue

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are thinking differently, especially when it comes to the ocean.

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#112038
2017-02-22

Seven new species of night frogs from India including four miniature forms

Scientists were surprised by the relative abundance of the 4 new miniature species and believe that these frogs were overlooked because of their insect-like calls and secretive habitats

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#112044
2017-02-22

New species of bushbaby found in disappearing forests of Angola

It’s a dwarf with big eyes, big ears and a big voice. The newly discovered Angolan dwarf galago belongs to the bushbaby family, members of which are found all over sub-Saharan Africa.

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#112049
2017-02-22

IASS, FAO and UNDP Highlight Resources to Protect Global Commons

February 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam have produced a guide and animated film that offer “strategic guidance and inspiration” for the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forest ...

Meeting
#5667

Fourth World Ocean Summit

22 - 24 February 2017, Bali, Indonesia

News Headlines
#112024
2017-02-21

Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2017 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, Seychelles’ ambassador for climate change and SIDS.

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#112031
2017-02-21

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", conservationists warn.

News Headlines
#112007
2017-02-20

Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 2017 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, the Seychelles ambassador to the UN.

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#112008
2017-02-20

Fish under threat from ocean oxygen depletion, finds study

Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish such as tuna and sharks

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#112013
2017-02-20

Global ‘fish wars’ could break out as climate change and rising nationalism fuel competition for world’s oceans

Conflicts like the infamous Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland could erupt across the globe unless countries co-operate to manage stocks effectively, expert warns

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#112014
2017-02-20

It’s everyone’s business to save the oceans

THE ocean is changing — and not for the better. Well-established scientific evidence shows that it is becoming emptier, warmer, and more acidic, putting marine life under serious pressure.

Notification
#2589
2017-02-20
Action by
2017-05-05

Invitation to provide information on new and emerging issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources

Reference: SCBD/OIC/DC/RH/84326 (2017-014)
To: CBD National Focal Points, relevant international organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities

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#111975
2017-02-17

Germany seeks to boost climate and development on G20 agenda

When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.

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#111977
2017-02-17

Wildlife 'is the brand of Africa,' says leading conservationist

Africa continues to struggle with declining wildlife as many species are being hunted towards extinction. Sustainability and conservation are essential to Africa's future, says conservationist Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya.

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