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2015

2015-07-03Enforcing the notion that a healthy natural environment is one of the world’s most important tourism attractions, and that visiting nature serves to heighten awareness of its intrinsic value for us all, a new manual launched today by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity presents guidelines on sustainable tourism and management.
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2015-06-25The 2015 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer shows that an average of 69% of respondents in nine countries say they have heard of biodiversity, but additional outreach efforts are needed for the world to reach global targets on biodiversity awareness set under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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2015-06-23On 10 June, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco closed a historic meeting of biodiversity and Antarctic experts. The purpose of the meeting was to examine the extent to which conservation of the biodiversity of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is realizing a set of ambitions agreed for the world as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
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2015-06-18The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity welcomes Pope Francis’ call to action in the face of global biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation.
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2015-06-16The report of the twelfth meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is now available.
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2015-06-16As we celebrate this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification, the message could not be clearer; in order to attain food security for all through sustainable food systems we must invest in our land. Soils represent at least a quarter of global biodiversity. It is the basis for the food people eat, the feed for their livestock, the fuel they use to cook with and the production of fibres for clothes and other uses.
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2015-06-11Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of Désertif’Actions 2015: Forum international « Désertification et société civile », Montpellier, France, 10-13 June 2015
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2015-06-05Oceans are essential for supporting life on Earth and for human well-being. The oceans cover more than 70 per cent of our planet, and over 40 per cent of the world’s population (almost 3 billion people) lives within 100 kilometres of the coast. And while oceans remain one of the least explored areas of our planet, their importance cannot be underestimated
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2015-06-05As governments from around the world prepare to adopt the sustainable development goals and targets later this year, it is particularly fitting that this year’s World Environment Day is being celebrated under the theme of resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. The well-being of humanity, the environment, society and the economy depends on the responsible use and management of the earth’s natural resources.
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2015-06-04Healthy communities rely on well-functioning ecosystems. They provide clean air, fresh water, medicines and food security. They also limit disease and stabilize the climate. But biodiversity loss is happening at unprecedented rates, impacting human health worldwide, according to a new state of knowledge review of the Convention on Biological Diversity and World Health Organization. The report, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, was launched today in Brussels at Green Week 2015
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2015-05-27DEST course BASICS of TAXONOMY - 4th edition is coming up.5-16 October 2015 - Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden – registration due is 1 July 2015
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2015-05-22On this International Day for Biological Diversity, let us recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet.
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2015-05-22Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Reintroduction of Pere David’s Deer, 22 May 2015, Beijing, China
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2015-05-22Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity Organized by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, 22 May 2015, Beijing, China
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2015-05-19The Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the purpose of promoting technical and scientific co-operation and to support achievement of the goals and targets of the Convention, have today signed a funding agreement for the implementation of the 2015-2020 Bio-Bridge Initiative.
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2015-05-08BirdLife International has opened a call for the post of Global Head of Policy, to be based in the Global Secretariat, UK. Please share with your networks. Deadline for applications is 5th June.
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2015-05-08Each year, migratory birds complete amazing journeys between their breeding and wintering grounds. Migratory birds are a vital part of biodiversity and play a critical role in all ecosystems. They also play an important cultural, aesthetic and economic role in the lives of people around the world.
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2015-05-07With Slovakia’s ratification on 29 April 2015, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only nine more ratifications to enter into force.
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2015-05-06The pilot programme is targeting young scholars who wish to gain experience by participating in the development of the regional and sub-regional assessments (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) or the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. Selected fellows will take part as contributing authors to the chapter of the assessment they are selected for.
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2015-04-27 Déclaration de M. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, Secrétaire exécutif de la CDB à l'occasion de la conférence internationale sur l’exploitation illégale et le commerce illicite des produits de la flore et de la faune sauvages d’afrique , 27 au 30 avril 2015, Brazzaville, République du Congo
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2015-04-24A new joint Kew / Queen Mary University of London MSc course in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
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2015-04-24Entomological collections : Brazilian law, collection , curation and taxonomies for major orders (2015) (in Portuguese) is downloadable at Biblioteca Electronica web site.
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2015-04-23Video Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the 62nd General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation “Healthy Wildlife, Healthy People”, 23 – 25 April 2015, Pravets, Bulgaria
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2015-04-22Indigenous peoples and local communities often refer to this Earth as Pachamama or “Mother Earth.” The fate of Pachamama and of humans has been shaped over a history that has been intertwined.
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2015-04-20A new report from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity discusses the potential for synthetic biology to have both positive and negative impacts on biodiversity and looks at the role and adequacy of existing risk assessment and regulatory regimes to evaluate the impact of these technologies.
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