Global Conservation News January 26

Source: Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples’ health

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Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples’ health

CBC News

A project based out of the University of Alberta aims to follow the wisdom of a Whapmagoostui Cree elder from Quebec — if the land is not healthy, how can we be? To curb biodiversity decline and improve the health of Indigenous peoples, the Ărramăt Project is a collaboration of more than 150 Indigenous…

A human right to nature: The people suing governments for environmental damage

Science Focus

The number of countries that have recognised the human right to a healthy environment in some way within their constitutions is now well over 100. That has led to more legal action and petitions to governments to take greater steps towards tackling climate change and related issues…

Monarch butterflies: can ‘assisted migration’ save this important species? 

World Economic Forum

A team of scientists have carried out an experiment to help recover and maintain endemic trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico; the reserve is habitat for monarch butterflies in the winter. Utilising natural restoration, soil conservation and active reforestation, the team have achieved…

Brown bears ‘switch habitats’ to hunt vulnerable prey

The Guardian

‘Highly predatory’ animals emerge from hibernation and move to areas with reindeer and moose calves, finds study. Brown bears switch habitats in the spring so they can hunt reindeer and moose calves, research suggests. After emerging from hibernation, the animals embark on an active hunting strategy…

How Indonesia is using mangrove forests to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060

World Economic Forum

Indonesia has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, or sooner. Studies have shown that mangrove forests absorb 4 to 5 times more carbon emissions than other tropical forests. Jakarta aims to restore 150,000 hectares of degraded mangroves this year, continuing with its commitment to restore…

Young environmentalists ‘plant the future’ in Colombia’s Amazon


Young people like Felipe “Pipe” Henao in Guaviare, Colombia, are using tree planting and social media to raise awareness and spread the message of protecting and valuing the environment. Colombia’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) recorded a nationwide deforestation rate of 171,685 hectares (424,242 acres) in 2020, with Guaviare department…

Predators help prevent biodiversity loss

In a new collaborative study between Trinity College Dublin and Hokkaido University, experts have found that predators help protect the biodiversity of ecosystems against the negative impacts of climate change. Amidst the global extinction crisis, climate change will expose ecosystems to more frequent..

Only 10% of Brits realise the human consequences of biodiversity loss


But research has revealed that just 10 per cent of people in the UK believe biodiversity loss poses the same threat to our planet as climate change. Nearly a quarter of people, however, thought that carbon emissions were the biggest threat to life on Earth.

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Online Forum on the Action Agenda/Biosafety

The moderators’ summary of the online discussions on biosafety commitments from non-state actors for the Action Agenda for Nature and People is now available…

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