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#5786

World Oceans Day 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/)

8 June 2018, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5784

World Bee Day 2018

20 May 2018, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#116291
2018-03-20

Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

Juvenile fish must immediately learn to catch prey and to escape enemies. Additionally, at this stage of their lives, they are highly sensitive to environmental factors such as temperature, oxygen and the pH of the water. These factors are currently changing on a global scale—temperature is risi ...

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#116292
2018-03-20

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species. This research by lead author Yale-NUS College Assistant Profes ...

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#116260
2018-03-15

Global 'Green Finance' Index Launch Boosts Sustainable Investing Drive

The new Global Green Finance Index (‘GGFI’), which has been launched by Finance Watch and commercial think tank Z/Yen today in Brussels, ranks the world’s financial centres according to “perceptions of the quality” and depth of their green finance offerings. And, in its inaugural edition - GGFI ...

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#116264
2018-03-15

Scientists issue dire warning about future

Five Portsmouth scientists, including a leading ecologist, have added their names to the 20,000 scientists worldwide warning of catastrophe for humankind if we don't change our behavior.

News Headlines
#116270
2018-03-15

Swapping Debt for Ocean Conservation

A new initiative is exchanging the alleviation of national debt for government initiatives aimed at preserving marine ecosystems.

News Headlines
#116274
2018-03-15

What’s Really ‘Green’? A Look Beef Finishing on Feedlots

In my last post, I used a science-based green purchasing framework to evaluate sustainability of cattle grazing operations. The first two steps were to identify (1) key impacts of poorly managed ranches, and (2) solutions to each impact. Here I repeat this exercise for beef feedlots. Given the d ...

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#116244
2018-03-14

WWF, World Scouting forge global partnership for a healthy planet

WWF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) are deepening their collaboration to drive global awareness and action on nature and the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world.

News Headlines
#116247
2018-03-14

Interface and Levi's on what the fabric of sustainability feels like in 2030

Modular carpet manufacturer Interface and apparel company Levi Strauss & Co. long have been at the forefront of sustainable innovation. SustainAbility’s Aiste Brackley sat down with Erin Meezan, chief sustainability officer at Interface, and Michael Kobori, VP of sustainability at Levi Strauss & ...

News Headlines
#116227
2018-03-08

Two new species of stone centipedes found hiding in larch forests in China

Scientists described two species of previously unknown stone centipedes from China. Now housed at the Hengshui University, China, where all members of the team work, the studied specimens were all collected in the leaf litter or under rocks in larch forests.

News Headlines
#116229
2018-03-08

Red sea Islands free from plastic’ initiative launches campaign for waste disposal

The Red Sea Marine Park Authority launched on Thursday the campaign “Keep this beauty intact for the next generations because it is national economic wealth” in response to warnings from the United Nations on the dangers of plastic waste for maritime life in seas and oceans.

News Headlines
#116233
2018-03-08

Sustaining Tourism, The Hard Way

In the past decade the tourism debate has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as the engine of growth and development and job opportunities. Global warming, depleting habitat cover for wildlife and other species, increasing population, excess exposure of destinations, have brought ...

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#116172
2018-03-05

UNESCO launches BIOPALT project to safeguard Lake Chad

The UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida, officially launched the BIOsphere and Heritage of Lake Chad (BIOPALT) project at the International Conference on Lake Chad, held on 26 February 2018. The BIOPALT project aims to increase knowledge of Lake Chad, restore wetlands, rehabilitate w ...

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#116150
2018-03-01

New wax plant named after Inday Sara

Davao City – A team of experts in biodiversity named a species of the Philippine Hoya found in the province of Dinagat Islands in Caraga region after City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

News Headlines
#116156
2018-03-01

Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species.

News Headlines
#116122
2018-02-28

CPAWS celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

This unprecedented investment will support Canada’s efforts to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and 10% of our ocean by 2020, delivering on the Prime Minister’s promise that Canada will achieve and substantially exceed this target in the coming years.

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#116134
2018-02-28

Here are promising strategies for addressing climate adaptation with green bonds

To date, "green bonds" have been seen as the primary vehicle for environmental or social impact in the fixed-income market. Green bond issuance has grown significantly since the market was initiated in 2007, with offerings by the European Investment Bank and the World Bank.

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#116102
2018-02-27

Climate change threatens King penguins, say scientists

Climate change is likely to have a devastating impact on King penguins if global warming continues at its present rate, scientists warn.“The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain large breeding colonies,” said Robi ...

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#116103
2018-02-27

One of World’s Oldest Animals Records Ocean Climate Change

The sea is home to some 5,000 species of sponges. These multicelled animals first appeared about 800 million years ago. Although they lack muscles, bones, and a nervous system, one particular species has something that scientists want: information on the state of the climate thousands of years ago.

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#116108
2018-02-27

Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieaters

Since the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then be known for its scientific name, Cyclopes didactyla, after it ...

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#116091
2018-02-26

New Shark Species Discovered In Atlantic Ocean: Here's What Makes The Third Sixgill Shark So Special

A team of scientists have discovered a new shark species, specifically the third kind of sixgill shark, in the Atlantic Ocean. What differentiates the Atlantic sixgill shark from its cousins in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, and why are these sharks so special?

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#116073
2018-02-22

Cryptic New Species of Shark Identified: Atlantic Sixgill Shark

The sixgill sharks of the genus Hexanchus are large, rarely encountered deep-sea sharks. With ancestors dating back over 250 million years, well before dinosaurs, they are among the oldest creatures on Earth.

News Headlines
#116079
2018-02-22

U.S. cities are the vanguard for a sustainable future

In the absence of federal leadership on climate change, America’s cities have become the vanguard of the country’s efforts to create a sustainable future. Recently, 233 mayors from 46 states and territories, representing 51 million residents across the country, have signed an open letter opposin ...

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#116081
2018-02-22

Climate Change Checkup, February 2018

As La Niña runs its course and continues to prevent global temperatures from reaching new record highs, there is still much to report about global warming and its effects on the atmosphere and ocean — some good, but mostly bad.

News Headlines
#116087
2018-02-22

Bleached coral reefs to heal by 2022 Coral reef monitoring takes to the skies

Why are scientists turning to aerial images to monitor the health of ecosystems found beneath the ocean’s surface? Coral reefs support millions of species ranging from single-celled algae to sharks and sea turtles. However, this diversity, coupled with the scattered and often remote (underwater) ...

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#116062
2018-02-21

These women from the Western Ghats are championing the cause of environmental conservation

This is the story of a collective in the hinterlands of the Western Ghats where ecologically conscious women are taking it upon themselves to conserve nature, preserve biodiversity and also provide sustainable livelihoods to the people around.

News Headlines
#116065
2018-02-21

Biomimicry: Learn from nature’s genius

During African Utility Week’s keynote session on 16 May 2018, Janisch will address attendees on 'Biomimicry: Learn from and emulate nature’s genius to create more sustainable designs.'

News Headlines
#116066
2018-02-21

Ocean College: Guardians of the rainforest

This was to be a very special day: We'd spent the whole week at the One World Farm, a wildlife sanctuary in the rainforest of Costa Rica. The aim here isn't just to protect the rainforest and those who live in it, but to give volunteers a chance to get a taste of life within it and learn more ab ...

News Headlines
#116067
2018-02-21

Dust in Wind Could be Key to Predicting Climate Change

According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help illuminate why the Earth’s climate cooled 2.7 million years ago.

News Headlines
#116069
2018-02-21

How green is your brasserie?

I was 10 years old when the mad cow disease scandal broke and I realized for the first time that the food I ate could be dangerous.I had no idea where my food came from and no way of understanding the potential negative impact it could have on my health. This was just the first of a series of fo ...

News Headlines
#116039
2018-02-20

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

The global tide of ocean plastic pollution is a clear violation of international law, campaigners say. They have been urging for a new global treaty to tackle the problem.

News Headlines
#116041
2018-02-20

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40 percent

Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.

News Headlines
#116016
2018-02-19

Canada to introduce mandatory reporting of whale interactions this year

The phrase "Save the Whales" will take on new importance for Canadian fishermen in 2018 as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans introduces mandatory reporting for interactions Canada's commercial fishing fleets have with marine mammals.

News Headlines
#116019
2018-02-19

Supporting a shift to more sustainable fishing

The global seafood trade is estimated to be worth about $140 billion. However, the health of fisheries and ocean ecosystems are increasingly being put at risk by overfishing, as well as illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. In 2016, such practices accounted for one quarter of all fish caught.

News Headlines
#116027
2018-02-19

New moth species discovered in Denmark

Scientists have discovered a new species of moth in northern Europe, which was previously unknown to science.It is a type of moth from the family Gelechiidae and the scientists have given it the Latin name, Anarsia innoxiella.

News Headlines
#116029
2018-02-19

Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades'

New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of "extinction cascades," where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.

News Headlines
#115998
2018-02-16

Researcher Discovers New Ant Species, Calls For Gov’t Support On Biodiversity Studies

A young local researcher has discovered a rare ant genus Leptanilla in Ilha Verde, which represents the second record for this genus in Southern China. Leong Chi Man, a master student at Taiwan National University, discovered the rare ant early last year and has named it Leptanilla macauensis, r ...

News Headlines
#116007
2018-02-16

Starfish can see in the dark (among other amazing abilities)

If you go down to the shore today, you're sure of a big surprise. Many will have witnessed the presence of a starfish or two when visiting the seashore or a public aquarium. Starfish come in an exciting range of colours and sizes, but have you ever given a thought to how this multi-armed wonder ...

News Headlines
#115976
2018-02-15

Natural capital and its preservation is essential to financial system stability

Natural capital has recently come to the fore with recognition that it is "critical for virtually all kinds of production, and [that] most of the SDGs are either directly concerned with or strongly dependent on natural capital". This is according to the recent EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) o ...

News Headlines
#115978
2018-02-15

Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are insufficient to mimic the complexity of natural ecosystems. In contrast, experiments under real conditions in nature are much more complicated and ...

News Headlines
#115955
2018-02-14

Drugs and plastics threatening ocean and human health

In a series of presentations at the recent 2018 Ocean Science Meeting organised by the American Geophysical Union in Portland, Oregon, US scientists report that everything from Prozac to plastic microbeads and antibiotics are finding their way into the ocean at levels sufficient to cause harm. M ...

News Headlines
#115956
2018-02-14

Sir David Amess joins crusade against plastic in the oceans

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue.Launched last month, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes.

News Headlines
#115966
2018-02-14

Central Africa: Conserving Congo Basin's Forests - Cameroon Employs Fresh Impetus

A national forum which opened in Yaounde, Tuesday February 13, 2018, seeks to redynamise efforts to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources in Central Africa.

News Headlines
#115969
2018-02-14

Projecting the impacts of climate change

How might climate change affect the acidification of the world's oceans or air quality in China and India in the coming decades, and what climate policies could be effective in minimizing such impacts? To answer such questions, decision makers routinely rely on science-based projections of physi ...

News Headlines
#115971
2018-02-14

To Save the Ocean Now, Museum Aims to Map Species of the Past

As New York’s American Museum of Natural History digitizes its vast collections, it wants to use that historic data to help scientists understand how imperiled ecosystems are changing today. But coders at a recent hackathon discovered just how big a challenge that is.

News Headlines
#115935
2018-02-09

Ghost Gear: The Other Killer Plastic Lurking in Our Oceans

We’re at a critical moment for the health of the world’s oceans. While people the world over pursue individual resolutions for 2018, we also must think about our collective impact—by acknowledging that man-made plastic waste is the greatest threat to our oceans and the animals that live there.

News Headlines
#115942
2018-02-09

EU Pacific aids totals $124m

A TOTAL of FJ$124million was today invested into four financing agreements to promote sustainable waste management, adapt climate change plans and improve public financial management and governance in the Pacific.

News Headlines
#115923
2018-02-08

Shark cousin uses heat from ocean vents to incubate its eggs

Birds might sit on their eggs to keep them warm until they hatch, but deep-sea fish called skates have found a less boring and time-consuming way to incubate their eggs — they lay them near hot hydrothermal vents on the sea floor.

News Headlines
#115907
2018-02-07

How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

“The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. “Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination.” Yet while the program r ...

News Headlines
#115910
2018-02-07

What do the SDGs mean for business now?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) hold great possibilities for businesses. While perhaps the largest audience for the SDGs are government entities, businesses can contribute in three important ways: as engines of employment; through technological innovation; and as sources of finance.

News Headlines
#115911
2018-02-07

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar. The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.

News Headlines
#115889
2018-02-06

Microplastics: No small problem for filter-feeding ocean giants

Plastic pollution has recently gained increasing attention for its effects on marine mammals, fish and birds. However, it is still not fully understood to what extent small pieces of plastic, known as microplastics, impact marine life and ecosystems.

News Headlines
#115890
2018-02-06

Worldwide Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment Report: A Primer

Land, air and water are the cornerstones of life on Earth. To sustain the vitality of our global ecosystem, we must understand the health of our natural assets and how to halt and repair damage done to them.

News Headlines
#115893
2018-02-06

9 Companies Fighting Climate Change Through Biomimicry

We know that carbon emissions, particularly carbon dioxide and methane, are a major contributor to global climate change trends, and that the challenge of mitigating and even reversing this trend is highly complex. We also know that — like so many other sustainability challenges we face — managi ...

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#115875
2018-02-02

Polar Bears Climate Change 'Thinning' Real, Scientists Say

Polar bears' climate change demise is for real, say scientists who report that because of the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean the seal predators are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up.

News Headlines
#115877
2018-02-02

How climate change threatens Indonesia's marine tourism

While the Earth has only warmed around 0.74 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years, this small temperature increase is affecting ocean ecosystems and could impact upon the global marine tourism industry.

News Headlines
#115879
2018-02-02

To understand the sea, focus on the seabed

A new review, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists, sets priorities for the benefit of future benthic research.The benthic environment is critical to marine ecosystems. It harbours a wealth of life on, in, and above the seabed, and is vital to ocean systems, marine biodiversity, and clim ...

News Headlines
#115882
2018-02-02

IKEA invests in 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry

"As a responsible forest owner, we are interested in identifying and applying sustainable management methods that will allow us to preserve and even increase the quality of the forest over time," said Krister Mattsson, Head of Financial Asset Management at the IKEA Group.

News Headlines
#115857
2018-02-01

European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining

European legislators have voted overwhelmingly for a resolution that advocates halting efforts to mine the seabed for minerals – until the environmental consequences of industrialization of the deep ocean can be determined.

News Headlines
#115863
2018-02-01

Coral reefs in hot water as warming events slow recovery

As the world's oceans heat up with climate change, coral reefs are increasingly under threat. Bleaching events—defense mechanisms against high temperatures that turn corals white—have become more frequent.

News Headlines
#115841
2018-01-31

Sustainable soil management challenges

Sustainable soil management (SSM) is fundamental to effective soil function, particularly in intensive production systems where optimal plant growth is required to deliver maximal crop yield and quality. However, across the UK and Europe, soil degradation threats such as soil compaction, erosion ...

Notification
#2741
2018-01-31

Announcement of Projects Selected to Receive Support under the Bio-Bridge Initiative

Reference: SCBD/IMS/ET/CPa/86006 (2018-022)
To: CBD, ABS and CPB National Focal Points, other Governments and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#115833
2018-01-30

Forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable harvesting

New research at the University of Missouri has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that allow sustainable timber harvesting. The findings of the study, conducted by Francisco Aguilar and Phillip Moh ...

News Headlines
#115838
2018-01-30

World oceans temperature hits record high

The world oceans temperature rose in 2017 to the highest point ever recorded, surpassing the previous record in 2015, according to a recent research published on Sunday by The Independent newspaper.

Notification
#2740
2018-01-30

Selected proposals for organizing the Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Courses in 2018

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SB/JSH/VA/86843 (2018-021)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Inter-Agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species, World Customs Organization, indigenous peoples and local communities, other relevant organizations and partners

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News Headlines
#115812
2018-01-26

Scientists to research fish stocks and pollution on east coast of Africa

Norway is helping South Africa manage its oceans economy‚ with a research ship setting sail from Durban to collect data on distribution and abundance of fish stocks‚ biodiversity‚ environmental conditions and occurrence of microplastics.

News Headlines
#115816
2018-01-26

A new type of virus found in our oceans

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have reported a new tailless virus prevalent in the world’s oceans. These viruses remained undiscovered till now as they cannot be detected using standard tests. The new find was made possible by ...

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#115817
2018-01-26

Research finds link between rainfall and ocean circulation in past and present

Research conducted at The University of Texas at Austin has found that changes in ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean influence rainfall in the Western Hemisphere, and that these two systems have been linked for thousands of years.

News Headlines
#115803
2018-01-25

Biodiversity and Food Security: the Dual Focus of the World Potato Congress

Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the planet but there are challenges to preserve the crop’s biodiversity as a source of food security, as well as the rights of the peasants who ...

News Headlines
#115810
2018-01-25

New study shows freshwater input route from melting ice led to rapid cooling

Scientists have long known that a reduction in Atlantic Ocean currents bringing warm water to the Northern Hemisphere from the tropics created abrupt cooling known as the Younger Dryas cold period nearly 13,000 years ago, but the cause of this phenomenon has not been proved.

News Headlines
#115789
2018-01-24

Does the natural world needs its own bill of rights?

The ethical principle that the living world—individual organisms as well as the ecology and geography that shelters and sustains them—has inherent worth

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#115793
2018-01-24

Nigeria: Saving the Environment Through Education

In line with its believe in sustaining the environment through continuous research, Chevron Nigeria Limited has since 2006, through the S.L Edu Research Grant, awarded scholarships to doctoral candidates whose research works are on environmental conservation and sustainable development in Nigeri ...

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#115795
2018-01-24

New 'big-armed fly' species named after Arnold Schwarzenegger

New species can be named for all types of attributes, but Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County entomologist Brian Brown knew exactly what name to give a bizarre new fly species he discovered in the Brazilian Amazon.

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#115772
2018-01-23

New Eocene fossil data suggest climate models may underestimate future polar warming

A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth's potential future climate, was greater than previously thought.

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#115775
2018-01-23

Perfect storm threatens the world’s reefs

Reef monitoring around the world has revealed that heat-stress-related coral bleaching is now happening so frequently that there is insufficient time to recover in between events. A sharp rise in ocean acidification will further aggravate the situation. Parallels from the geological past show th ...

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#115758
2018-01-22

International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industry

According to FAO, more than half the world's rural poor are livestock farmers and pastoralists. The livestock sector is a mainstay for food security and rural livelihoods and the international community must work together to make sure it achieves its potential contributions to sustainable develo ...

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#115760
2018-01-22

Inside Coke and McDonald's new war on waste

Two of the world’s most iconic food and beverage brands have launched ambitious initiatives aimed at significantly reducing waste and increasing the recycled and biobased content of their packaging. Together, they mark the acceleration of a yearslong war on waste.

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#115748
2018-01-19

Conserving our biodiversity—priorities for well-connected protected areas

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has measured progress and shortfalls in the connectivity of protected areas in countries across the world, identifying the main priorities to sustain or improve connectivity in each country.

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#115749
2018-01-19

Biodiversity for Resilience Against Natural Disasters

Climate change is increasingly putting pressure on farmers and the global food systems, according to researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and the transdisciplinary International Panel of ...

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#115717
2018-01-18

The oceans are gasping for air

The planet’s proverbial canary in the coal mine could very well be its oceans: If they lose dissolved oxygen because of climate change, the impact will be felt all the way up the food chain to people.

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#115702
2018-01-17

Rising Ocean Temperatures Threaten Carbon-Storing Sea Grass

A new model predicts that as ocean temperatures rise, carbon-storing sea grass may disappear and even go extinct in some ecosystems.

News Headlines
#115703
2018-01-17

Strange creatures of the ocean deep

Freezing temperatures, crushing pressure and total darkness make the deepest parts of the world's oceans inhospitable places to live. Still, they are not without — often weird— life.

News Headlines
#115704
2018-01-17

Fiji’s Great Sea Reef nominated as Ramsar Site at start of International Year of the Reef

Over the last three decades, half of the planet’s coral has died under rising water temperatures and ocean acidification. To address this global crisis, global environmental leaders and countries have named this the International Year of the Reef.

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#115689
2018-01-16

Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely

Three 2016 marine heat waves that killed whales, birds, corals, and shellfish from Australia to Alaska were many times more likely thanks to climate change.

News Headlines
#115665
2018-01-15

Opinion: Invasive species — the hidden threat to sustainable development

In laying out the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community set itself an ambitious set of targets to achieve by the end of the next decade. But the challenge of realizing the 17 SDGs means that development organizations often only focus on supporting the operationalizing of a p ...

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#115674
2018-01-15

Climate Change Will Displace Millions of People. Where Will They Go?

Barbuda, the sister island of Antigua, is a small, low-lying Caribbean island. Most of its 1,700 residents lived in Codrington, the central location for stores and schools. The town is also the location for the Barbuda Research Complex, where I attended sustainability field school in 2014.

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#115675
2018-01-15

New species of lemur found on Madagascar

A team of researchers with members from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has discovered a new species of lemur living in southeastern Madagascar. In their paper ...

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#115680
2018-01-15

Plastic waste is visible, but ‘natural capital’ such as bees makes more difference to a sustainable future

The UK government’s pledge “to make ours the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it” is laudable, but it will require much more than the clean up operation on plastics that has dominated headlines.

Notification
#2724
2018-01-12

2018 high-level political forum on sustainable development

Reference: SCBD/MCO/AF/ML/CR/87028 (2018-005)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#115643
2018-01-11

Dead zones: How our oceans are losing their breath

Aside from jeopardising the health of marine life, incrasing numbers of low-oxygen spots could trigger the release of dangerous greenhouse gases up to 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

News Headlines
#115646
2018-01-11

Scientists: Warming oceans could scupper marine food system

Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely on fisheries for food and income, scientists have warned.

News Headlines
#115648
2018-01-11

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany.

News Headlines
#115651
2018-01-11

Spider eat spider: Scientists discover 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders in Madagascar

In 1854, a curious-looking spider was found preserved in 50 million-year-old amber. With an elongated neck-like structure and long mouthparts that protruded from the "head" like an angled beak, the arachnid bore a striking resemblance to a tiny pelican. A few decades later when living pelican sp ...

News Headlines
#115654
2018-01-11

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

A team of scientists that included shark biologists, an aerospace engineer and statisticians spent several years developing precise calculations based on the oceanic whitetip's average size, swimming location, water temperatures, location of prey in the water and daily activities. The team was l ...

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