Global Conservation News February 16

Source: Lichens Could Need More than a Million Years to Adapt to Climate Change


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Nature-based solutions spending needs to rise four-fold. Here’s how the G20 can lead by example

European Sting

Nature-based solutions (NbS) refers to the protection and management of natural and modified ecosystems such as forests, agricultural land, peatlands, mangroves and oceans, while addressing societal and economic challenges effectively…

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’ 

World Economic Forum

A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive policies. Implementing nature-positive policies could generate an estimated $10 trillion in new annual business value and create 395 million jobs by 2030. The regulatory and business environment needs…

Lichens Could Need More than a Million Years to Adapt to Climate Change

Scientific American Content

Losing lichens would be disastrous for the countless ecosystems that rely on them. In waterlogged environments, such as the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, lichens are key cogs in the hydrology process because they absorb water as it moves through the forest system…

In Canada, Indigenous communities and scientists collaborate on marine research

Mongabay

The Apoqnmatulti’k project combines Indigenous knowledge, Western science and local knowledge holders to gather information about three important marine species in two ecosystems in Nova Scotia, Canada’s easternmost mainland province. The project comes at a time of increased urgency…

We know how to save the endangered koala – it starts with protecting habitat

The Guardian

It’s happened. Australia’s globally famous animal, the koala, is officially listed as endangered – a decision both long expected and completely preventable. It’s important to say this upfront. Our national list of threatened species is updated regularly. New plants, animals and habitats are added, upgraded…

One Ocean Summit – An Opportunity For Blue Transformation

Inter Press Service

The ecological sustainability of our ocean resources, and the future of our marine life and those who depend on it, have never been more tenuous. This year’s One Ocean Summit celebrates the role of the ocean in our everyday lives and is an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to secure…

New assessment finds dragonflies and damselflies in trouble worldwide

Mongabay

A global assessment of more than 6,000 dragonfly and damselfly species shows that 16% are at risk of extinction. The main threats to these insects are the human destruction of their wetland habitats, water pollution, and climate change. There are more dragonfly and damselfly species than there are mammals…

How climate change is transforming ecosystems in the Arctic and beyond

Los Angeles Times

As the ice caps melt, the food chain that supports billions of arctic dwelling creatures is breaking. The ramifications of these ecological shifts stretch far beyond the arctic and could have dire worldwide consequences…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures in the Marine Fishery Sector, 20-21 April and 27-28 April 2022, virtual

I am pleased to invite Parties, other Governments and relevant regional organizations and initiatives from countries in the Wider Caribbean and Central America to participate in the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures in the Marine Fishery Sector…

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