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2018

2018-04-20Plastic is everywhere, a part of our daily lives. However, the convenience of plastics now threatens the very survival of our planet.
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2018-04-16Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, United Nations Headquarters, 16 to 27 April 2018
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2018-04-11On 12 April, Sir David Attenborough joins the head of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity and a panel from government, business and civil society to discuss how to mobilise global action to tackle what is said to be the greatest threat to humanity: the biodiversity crisis.
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2018-04-10Statement by Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the opening of the Second Meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies on Accelerating Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 10-13 April 2018
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2018-04-06Today on the occasion of World Health Day, it is important to note that human health ultimately depends upon the availability of clean air, fresh water, medicines, food, and fuel sources.
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2018-03-23Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary, said: “These assessments are sobering. They show that the pressures on biodiversity and its associated ecosystem services from human activities, including climate change, are increasing. They show that the status of biodiversity is decreasing. They show that while the world is taking actions, more needs to be done to halt the loss of biodiversity.”
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2018-03-23Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
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2018-03-22Many of the solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature.
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2018-03-22On Saturday 24 March 8:30 p.m. local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour to spark global awareness and action on nature and the environment.
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2018-03-21Forests are essential for cities around the world. Forest ecosystems provide water and other critical services on which cities depend.
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2018-03-14World Water Day on 22 March is about focusing attention on the importance of water. World Water Day 2018 under the theme ‘Nature for Water’ explores nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
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2018-03-08For this year’s International Women’s Day, I join my voice to the call to action to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and to draw inspiration from the activists working to achieve women’s rights and gender equality.
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2018-03-06Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is set to once again unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet.
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2018-03-06ASEAN Center for Biodiversity published Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Action Plan for South East Asia 2017-2015
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2018-03-06CABI Invasive Species Horizon Scanning Tool (beta) is available for public users
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2018-03-05I want to welcome you to the Subregional Workshop for Arabic Speaking Countries on the Clearing-House Mechanism.
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2018-03-05The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into force today, 5 March 2018.
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2018-03-03Today we celebrate World Wildlife Day. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) has chosen the theme of “Big cats: predators under threat.”
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2018-03-02DNA Barcoding training courses developed by Center for Biodiversity Genomics at the Guelph University: DNA Barcoding: Standard Operating Workflows – March 19 to April 27, 2018; Introduction to DNA Barcoding – April 30 to June 24, 2018
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2018-03-01A downloadable/printable poster and a new factsheet are now available for the celebration of the entry into force of the Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress, 5 March 2018
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2018-02-21With immense sadness, we announce the death of our dear colleague Olivier de Munck. He was a supremely dedicated colleague who joined the Secretariat in 1999.
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2018-02-19Nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. The call for nominations remains open until 15 June 2018.
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2018-02-16Issue 13 of the Biosafety Protocol News, biosafety newsletter, entitled "Joint Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety/Aarhus Convention Cooperation Public Access to Information and Public Participation" is now available
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2018-02-16SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 COP 14 Business and Biodiversity Forum will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on the 7-8 November, 2018. More information coming soon.
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2018-02-13The February 2018 edition of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity newsletter is now available.
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