Global Conservation News June 8

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“Extinction breeds extinctions”: How losing one species can wipe out many more

A new study reports that species are going extinct hundreds or thousands of times faster than the expected rate. The researchers also found that one extinction can cause ripple effects throughout an ecosystem, leaving other species vulnerable to the same fate…

Lungs of the Earth: Why 30% of oceans must be protected by 2030

The ASEAN region is bestowed with rich marine biological diversity, hosting a third of the world’s coastal and marine habitats that include coral reefs, mangroves, estuaries, sandy and rocky beaches, seagrass and seaweed beds, and other soft-bottom communities…

Rethinking Humanity’s Ties to Nature

The lesson from the pandemic is not to retreat from the natural world but to become a better steward…

Two-thirds of tropical forests ‘under threat in next decade’

Tropical forests can develop resistance to a warmer climate, but 71 percent will come under threat in the next decade if global average temperatures reach two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a new study warns. 

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report

Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline…

‘Selling off the future’: Trump allows fishing in marine monument

Administration opening areas off New England coast up to commercial fishing, a move experts say will hurt the environment…

Deforestation Rate In 2019 The Third-Largest in This Century

A soccer field every 6 seconds. That’s the rate at which the world lost mature tropical forests last year, according to new data from the Global Forest Watch monitoring program…

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn

Analysis shows 500 species on brink of extinction – as many as were lost over previous century…

30 By 30: Indigenous Communities Taking Lead In Addressing Climate Change, Protecting Wildlife

New report from the Wyss Foundation highlights First Nations leaders in our own back yard and around the world

How a Global Ocean Treaty Could Protect Biodiversity in the High Seas

A trawler in Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. Human activities such as pollution, overfishing, mining, geo-engineering and climate change…

Interview: China’s global stewardship key to revitalizing biodiversity conservation: UNEP

The international community can leverage on China’s ecological stewardship to revitalize conservation of biodiversity amid threats linked to a warming planet and human activities, head of UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Can Asean match ‘European Green Deal’ initiative?

Two weeks ago, the world was pleasantly surprised by the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to protect 30 per cent of European Union (EU) lands and oceans by 2030, part of the European Green Deal…

Can Asean match ‘European Green Deal’ initiative?

Two weeks ago, the world was pleasantly surprised by the European Commission’s (EC) commitment to protect 30 per cent of European Union (EU) lands and oceans by 2030, part of the European Green Deal…

The sixth mass extinction is happening faster than expected. Scientists say it’s our fault

Later this year, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity is expected to set new global goals to combat the ongoing biodiversity crisis in the coming…

Kazakhstan Joins United Nations Development Programme on Preserving Biodiversity

Kazakhstan will join the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Mapping Nature for People and Planet project along with Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, and Uganda, the UNDP reported in Kazakhstan…

Rapid Response Grants 2020

BIOPAMA The Rapid Response Grants aim at increasing the resilience of protected areas and local communities’ livelihoods facing the risks and difficulties of the global COVID-19 pandemic…

Conserving Nature in a time of crisis: Protected Areas and COVID-19

Many of the threats facing biodiversity and protected areas will be exacerbated during, and following, the Covid-19 outbreak. The health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected. An expanding agricultural frontier and human incursions into natural areas for logging, mining and other purposes…


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