Global Conservation News June 30

Source: Natural Protectors: Kenyan Women Step Up to Save a Forest

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South Australia Adds 150,000 Acres to its Protected Area Estate and Proclaims a New National Park

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South Australia has just added almost 150,000 acres (60,000 hectares) to its protected area estate thanks to the work and support of several environmental organisations. In 2019, The Nature Conservancy Australia facilitated the purchase of the 150,000 acre pastoral property located 600 km north of Adelaide…

Help Protect California Lands and Waters With the 30 by 30 Task Force

Sierra Club

Sierra Club members in the San Francisco Bay Chapter have an opportunity to work with their Chapter’s new 30 by 30 Task Force — part of the Club’s statewide campaign to protect 30 percent of our lands and coastal waters by 2030! There is a rising global movement — now echoed strongly by the State of California…

How urban gardens can boost biodiversity and make cities more sustainable

The National Post

Because cities now house over 80 per cent of Canadians, their impact on the environment extends far beyond the city limits. Cities are now driving large-scale environmental changes such as elevated pollution levels, climate change and habitat loss…

Costa Rica Strengthens Biodiversity of Isla Del Coco

The Costa Rica News

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) of Costa Rica announced today the strengthening of the program for the protection of marine and insular biodiversity of Isla Del Coco, classified as a natural laboratory…

New tiger sighting in Thailand gives hope for conservation

World Wildlife Fund

It has been 10 years since WWF-Thailand’s tiger conservation team started work in Mae Wong and Khlong Lan National Parks—an area that is now a proven tiger source site, or a site from which tigers disperse into other areas. And we now have our gift of hope to celebrate the countdown to…

Deforestation of orangutan habitat feeds global palm oil demand, report shows


Palm oil giant Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) has allegedly sourced the commodity from a plantation responsible for deforesting prime orangutan habitat in Sumatra, which would constitute a violation of the group’s no deforestation and no peatland destruction policies…

Without room to expand, mountain gorillas’ population growth could backfire


Mountain gorillas, one of the world’s endangered apes, appear be facing a fresh health threat after a successful conservation campaign saved them from looming extinction, a new study says. Thanks to intensive conservation efforts, the population of mountain gorillas has risen…

Climate, biodiversity & farmers benefit from rubber agroforestry: report


Agroforestry is the most beneficial agricultural technique from a climate and biodiversity perspective: growing food, fuel, fiber, medicines and more under the cover of, or adjacent to, woody perennials like trees and shrubs makes intuitive sense for sustainability. And science agrees: these systems…

Cambodia’s first giant muntjac sighting highlights key mountain habitat


Camera trap surveys in Virachey National Park in northeast Cambodia have recorded the country’s first sightings of a critically endangered deer, the large-antlered muntjac. The species, also known as the giant muntjac, was first described nearly three decades ago, and up until…

With growing pressures, can the Philippines sustain its marine reserves?


The Philippines pioneered a community-based approach to marine protected area management in 1974, which balanced conservation and community livelihood. This became the blueprint of the more than 1,500 marine reserves in the country today…

Amazon eagle faces starvation in ‘last stronghold’

BBC News 

One of the world’s largest eagles has “nearly zero” chance of surviving deforestation, study shows. According to a new study, the bird is struggling to feed its young in parts of the rainforest that have been stripped of trees. About 17% of the Amazon has been destroyed over the past 50 years…

Where the buffalo roam: world’s longest wildlife bridge could cross the Mississippi

The Guardian 

Conservationist aims to replace old bridge with bison preserve, benefiting environment and spotlighting Indigenous history. Between Iowa and Illinois, spanning the only stretch of the Mississippi River that flows from east to west, sits an exhausted 55-year-old concrete bridge. Each day 42,000 cars drive…

Natural Protectors: Kenyan Women Step Up to Save a Forest

Yale Environment 360

Only a few years ago, Samburu women in northern Kenya were cutting down firewood in Kirisia forest and burning it to make charcoal. Now, those same women are directly involved in managing the forest, using it sustainably and reporting any illegal activity to authorities…

Are we overlooking the role of grasslands in mitigating climate change?


Forest restoration is more well-known than grassland restoration, even though grasslands, just like forests, are important carbon sinks and crucial for carbon sequestration. Nature-based solutions include restoration activities and these are considered the cheapest and quickest nature-based measures…

Canadian environmental law is inadequate to address the ongoing biodiversity crisis

Florida News Times

When Canada developed its first nation Biodiversity strategy In 1995, he did so under the assumption that a strong foundation of law and policy was already in place. But 25 years later, general biodiversity trends show that this is not the case…

ASEAN missing from G7-backed push to protect 30% of nature by 2030

The Japan Times

 A growing global push to safeguard nature by pledging to protect about a third of the planet’s land and oceans by 2030 will fall short of that goal unless biodiversity-rich Southeast Asian nations get behind the ambitious proposal, environmentalists have warned.

Addressing biodiversity authentically and effectively


Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. Humans and our planet’s ecosystem are inextricably linked and as our planet warms…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Webinars on supporting implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) and the United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the UN Regional Commissions, are organizing a series of regional webinars to increase the understanding of the monitoring framework of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF)…

Extended consultation and virtual discussion on the draft outline of a post-2020 gender plan of action

Further to the recent deliberations of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) at the virtual formal session of its third meeting, under agenda item 5 concerning the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, an additional period of consultation is proposed on the draft outline of a post-2020 gender plan of action…

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