Global Conservation News April 6

Source: Protecting water by conserving forests puts communities in Mexico to the test

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IPCC report: Countries miss the mark on climate action, but nature could help get us back on track

Conservation International

The IPCC report says slashing fossil fuels is critical to keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and preventing the worst impacts of climate change. It also highlights a powerful and largely untapped solution to stem the climate crisis: nature. The report finds that…

COP15: Key outcomes for nature loss and climate change from UN talks in Geneva 


Preparatory talks for a major UN biodiversity summit, COP15, came to a close in Geneva on Tuesday evening, with countries agreeing to meet again in Nairobi in an attempt to solve issues surrounding a global deal to reverse nature loss. Negotiators from 164 countries worked well into the night for two…

Chile poised to grant rights to Nature; could become 2nd such country besides Ecuador 


Chile is poised to grant rights to nature in its constitution and could become the second such country in the world besides Ecuador in the next few days, according to a statement. On March 25, 2022, the plenary body of Chile’s Constitutional Convention formally approved the Rights of Nature within…

Indigenous communities crucial to protecting biodiversity, says Minister Creecy

Daily Maverick

Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has highlighted how engaging with local and indigenous communities can benefit economic potential and protect biodiversity. If we want to succeed in assisting communities to benefit from the protected estate, we have to do things differently…

Funding battles stymie ambitious plan to protect global biodiversity


Scientists are frustrated with countries’ progress towards inking a new deal to protect the natural world. Government officials from around the globe met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14-29 March to find common ground on a draft of the deal, known as the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, but discussions…

Recent Ruling Has Empowered Ecuador’s Indigenous People to Protect Their Lands

Yale Environment 360

Indigenous groups in Ecuador are blocking new mining and drilling projects, empowered by a February ruling from the country’s Constitutional Court, which requires that the government seek the consent of Indigenous people for projects that impact their land. Climate advocates are calling on other countries…

Bird populations in Panama rainforest in severe decline, study finds

The Guardian

Of 57 species sampled, 35 decreased in number by 50% over four decades, with climate crisis likely factor. Bird populations in a Central American tropical rainforest are suffering severe declines, with likely factors including climate breakdown and habitat loss. Scientists from the University of Illinois…

Climate crisis forecasts a fragile future for wildflowers and pollinators


A first-of-its-kind experimental study has found that climate change reduces the abundance of wildflowers and causes them to produce less nectar and fewer and lighter seeds. These changes also impact pollinating insects visiting the flowers: they have to visit more flowers, more frequently…

Protecting water by conserving forests puts communities in Mexico to the test


Almost 15 years ago, the inhabitants of eight towns in southern Mexico’s Costa Chica decided to conserve an area that provides them with water by setting aside five square kilometers of their land to create an ecological reserve. Previously, sewage from the largest municipality in the area was…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nomination of experts for a technical meeting on indicators for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

As specified in the SBSTTA recommendation (paragraph 3), this expert meeting will contribute to a scientific and technical review of the proposed indicators of the monitoring framework for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, building on the work done at SBSTTA 24, focusing on a comprehensive analysis of high-level indicators and the feasibility for Parties to use them…

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to announce the slogan of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2022: “Building a shared future for all life”…

SBI-3 agenda item 9: Extension of peer review of proposed annexes A, B, C and D

I would like to advise Parties and observers that the peer review of the proposed four annexes indicated below related to planning, reporting, review, and stakeholder and non-state actor engagement, has been extended to 7 May 2022…

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