Global Conservation News August 24

Source: We may have just seen the world’s highest recorded temperature ever. Has that sunk in?


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Human consumption of the Earth’s resources declined in 2020

Covid-19 led to 9.3% reduction in humanity’s ecological footprint compared with same period last year…

New global campaign for ocean protection

The ocean is facing a perfect storm of pollution, overfishing, and climate change, and these threats have pushed ecosystems such as coral reefs to the tipping point of collapse…

Seeds of Doubt: Amazon Forest Gatherers Dread Drought and Fires

As the dry season got underway in the Amazon rainforest this month, it brought a new wave of fear to inhabitants of the Middle Juruá Extractive Reserve, a conservation area in Amazonas, Brazil’s largest state…

Would simple numerical targets slow biodiversity loss?

We can only hope that the searing pain inflicted by the coronavirus crisis will provide the incentive for us to be more respectful of nature, to make the needed transformative changes, and the investments of resources that scientists have called for repeatedly over the decades…

Climate and extinction crises require urgent change

The U.S. is fighting a battle on many fronts: a public health crisis, an extinction crisis, a climate crisis — each compounded by the last and by policies that declare some people, species and places disposable…

Biodiversity Negotiations Should Account for COVID-19 and Ensure Equity

2020 was meant to be an important year – a “super year”– for addressing the global biodiversity crisis, culminating in the adoption of  an ambitious framework for broad action…

We may have just seen the world’s highest recorded temperature ever. Has that sunk in?

Death Valley’s forbidding landscape registered a preliminary high temperature of 129.9F on 16 August. Don’t look away…

Marine food webs could be radically altered by heating of oceans, scientists warn

Temperature and CO2 changes reduce the numbers of some species and promote the growth of algae, University of Adelaide study finds…

Making the post-2020 global biodiversity framework a successful tool for building biodiverse, inclusive, resilient and safe food systems for all

COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of our economies to shocks, and it has laid bare deep inequalities in our society that threaten to derail the Sustainable Development Goals. Governments around the world are looking for recovery options that deliver new jobs and businesses… 


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Briefing session on Agenda item 3 of the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation

“… the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity will convene a briefing session on agenda item 3 (review of progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020) of the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3), to provide an overview of the documentation prepared…”

Request for Comments and Feedback on the Draft Report ‘Making Money Local: Can Protected Areas Deliver Both Economic Benefits and Conservation Objectives?’

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to provide comments and feedback on the draft report: “Making Money Local: Can Protected Areas Deliver Both Economic Benefits and Conservation Objectives”…

Extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and the meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols

Regarding the convening of an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) and the meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols (COP-MOPs), for the purpose of considering and approving an interim budget for the Secretariat’s operations in 2021. This has become necessary taking into account the current budget of the Secretariat runs out on 31 December 2020, the postponement of COP 15 and the need to keep the Secretariat operating, as well as enable Parties to pay their dues in 2021…

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