Global Conservation News February 2

Source: Marine Life in the Galápagos Gets a New Protected ‘Ocean Highway’


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Expanding the world’s largest protected boreal forest

Government Alberta

Alberta’s government has expanded Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park, nearly doubling the land area dedicated to conservation, recreation and supporting Indigenous People’s traditional activities…

How Preserving Agave Could Help Save an Endangered Bat

Yale Environment 360

Drought linked to climate change, along with overgrazing, is destroying the agave plants on which the Mexican long-nosed bat depends. Now, an initiative is trying to restore the balance between the agaves, the bats that feed on them, and the people who live on these lands…

Global count estimates Earth has 73,000 tree species – 14% more than reported

The Guardian

There are an estimated 73,300 species of tree on Earth, 9,000 of which have yet to be discovered, according to a global count of tree species by thousands of researchers who used second world war codebreaking techniques created at Bletchley Park to evaluate the number of unknown species…

Message to mayors: cities need nature 

Nature

There are an estimated 73,300 species of tree on Earth, 9,000 of which have yet to be discovered, according to a global count of tree species by thousands of researchers who used second world war codebreaking techniques created at Bletchley Park to evaluate the number of unknown species…

Why Nature is More than a Carbon Sink

Jakarta Globe

In landscapes like Indonesia’s tropical swamp forests, where the protection of natural forests is vital to biodiversity and wildlife, sustaining the communities who rely on forests for ecosystem services and livelihoods is also an imperative. ‘While the relationship between the two is complex in science…

The great Amazon land grab – how Brazil’s government is turning public land private, clearing the way for deforestation

The Conversation

The most widely publicized threat to the Amazonian rainforest is deforestation. Less well understood is that public lands are being converted to private holdings in a land grab we’ve been studying for the past decade. Much of this land is cleared for cattle ranches and soybean farms, threatening biodiversity…

Marine Life in the Galápagos Gets a New Protected ‘Ocean Highway’

Atlas Obscura

Endangered turtles, sharks, and manta rays now have more room to roam in the pristine waters of the Galápagos Islands. In January 2022, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso decreed a new marine reserve called Hermandad-“Brotherhood”-in the volcanic island chain famous for its impressive biodiversity…

Scotland hopes to save wild salmon by planting millions of trees next to rivers

The Guardian

River Dee initiative comes as rising water temperature from climate heating threatens species’ survival. Millions of trees are being planted beside Scotland’s remotest rivers and streams to protect wild salmon from the worst effects of climate heating. Fisheries scientists have found rivers and burns in…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Further information: Resumed sessions of SBSTTA 24, SBI 3 and WG2020-3, Geneva, Switzerland

Taking into account the needs related to COVID-19 preventive measures and regional preparatory work, the dates of the official meetings of the bodies are 14-29 March 2022, with registration and regional meetings scheduled to take place on 13 March 2022…

Selected representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities to receive funding for their participation in the resumed sessions of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, the Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and the Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

I am pleased to inform you that, after due consideration of all nominations received by the Advisory Selection Committee, and in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP), the selection of representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities who will receive support for their participation in the above-mentioned meetings has been completed…

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