Leonardo DiCaprio, Galapagos National Park Directorate, Island Conservation and Re:wild announce $43 million to support initiative to restore and rewild the Galapagos Islands, building on decades of local conservation efforts.
Whilst adopting an ecosystem approach is vital for maintaining the structural integrity of our environment, the individual species components of biodiversity can have crucial significance and possess a particular value to, and excellent resonance with, humans. Individual species are the buildin ...
Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/CS/LJ/84301 (2015-014)
New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.
Read the wrap-up of day 2 of the event here, focused on community-driven restoration, equity for women and youth, and drylands restoration finance.Dryland ecosystems cover some 43 percent of Africa. They’re home to more than half a billion people dependent on the land for their food and liveliho ...
Stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard food and water security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ward against future threats to health and the environment, the UN General Assembly President told ambassadors meeting in New York on Monday.
Sometimes referred to as ‘the bread basket of Georgia’, Dedoplistskaro’s fertile soils have provided a living for generations of farmers.
An international consortium of scientists has worked out − once again − how to conserve life on the planet and absorb dramatic quantities of the atmospheric carbon that is driving potentially calamitous climate change: go for rewilded farmland, fields of crops and livestock returned to prairie a ...
The largest predator in South America, the jaguar, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina 70 years after the species was driven to local extinction through hunting and habitat loss. Currently, only about 200 jaguars remain in Argentina.
6 - 11 October 2013, Madison, United States of America
Chinese scientists have discovered the mechanism regulating the coexistence of species in subtropical forests, providing a reference for ecosystem restoration in these areas.
8 - 12 September 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica
29 April - 4 May 2019, Paris, France
We must tackle tropical deforestation if we’re to meet international climate and biodiversity goals, and to do so we must confront humankind’s hunger for the food, fuel and fiber that drives deforestation.
Two weeks after Malagasy Forest Landscape Restoration experts came to Yaoundé, their Cameroonian counterparts visited Madagascar to intensify their South-South exchange on Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Africa.
14 - 16 September 2020, Rzeszow, Poland
This session presents key aspect concerning how to effectively implement ecosystem restoration/rehabilitation in technological and social approaches at local level. Excessive exploitation of agricultural, forest and aquatic products, and expanding abandoned cultivated land, as well as natural di ...
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/SBG/LJ/88018 (2019-034)
To: CBD National Focal Points of Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
9 - 13 March 2020, Castries, Saint Lucia
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/LJ/88547 (2020-005)
To: CBD National Focal Points from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
28 - 31 May 2019, Nadi, Fiji
9 March 2020 – Representatives from 12 Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago) will gather 9-13 March in Castries, Saint Lucia for a worksho ...
For the week of 5–9 April, entrepreneurs from around the world gathered on Zoom to go head-to-head with proposals on how to fix one of the world’s largest environmental disasters. At stake: the fast-disappearing Aral Sea, the livelihoods and public health of millions of people, and a USD 5,000 p ...
In Senegal’s Siné-Saloum and Casamance deltas, green seedlings poke through the water’s surface, standing on end like string beans reaching to the sky. There, in spindly clusters and lines, is the next generation of mangroves: six native species selected, seed collected from mature groves, then ...
Vaan Island in India’s Gulf of Mannar has been rapidly disappearing into the Laccadive Sea. But a team of marine biologists is working to save it.
We are now in a new age for sustainability. This year marks a shift in how we view sustainability and our individual actions to becoming more sustainable have been welcomed with open arms. It’s the year that the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) has finally begun, with high profile ...
The deep seas are truly Earth’s last frontier, faraway worlds of alien beauty of which only an infinitesimal fraction have been explored—and it’s time to start thinking about how to restore them.
When you think about restoring a deforested patch of land, you likely picture someone digging holes in the ground and planting seeds or saplings. Planting trees is important (if it’s done the right way), but in many cases, it’s better and cheaper to let trees grow on their own and forests restor ...
Jamini Mohan Mahanty is out for a morning walk every day. At 91, he is hale and hearty. A resident of Jharbagda village in Purulia district, West Bengal, Mahanty thanks the “green mountain” in his village for having added some extra years to his life.
6 - 8 November 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SG/LJ/88237 (2019-073)
To: CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; relevant organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations together with the support of partners, it is dedicated to prevent, halt, and reverse the loss and degradation of ecosystems worldwide, and combate global warming, climate ...
We have in front of us a great opportunity to create awareness on the importance of Mangroves for people and our planet. Having commemorated the World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February, this is an opportune moment to raise awareness about the vital role of Mangroves; an important type of wetl ...
A Great Green Wall, planted across the breadth of Africa, could serve as a bulwark against climate change and ecological breakdown.A desert is advancing on Nigeria and its neighbors. Each year, the Sahel cuts deeper into the land, overtaking farmlands, rupturing biodiversity and breeding insecurity.
A desert is advancing on Nigeria and its neighbors. Each year, the Sahel cuts deeper into the land, overtaking farmlands, rupturing biodiversity and breeding insecurity.