Global Conservation News Mar. 9

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Nature needs us to act—now

Biodiversity is a concept that’s commonly referenced, yet regularly misunderstood. The complex term not only refers to the mind-boggling variety of life on Earth, but to how everything from genes to entire ecosystems like coral reefs interact to make the planet habitable. The bad news: clear and…

Revised Text for Global Biodiversity Framework Requested by June

Governments and others deliberated on the structure of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and planned for further developing the draft text at their second of three negotiating meetings.

Opinion: If we work together, 2020 can be a true “super year” for biodiversity

During the 15th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Kunming, China, in October, the …

Can the private sector make it a super year for nature?

Support the efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity as it develops its Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that seeks all sectors’ …

Global ambitions for new forest research group

The largest forestry research group in Australia officially opens at USC this week, banding together 80 experts eager to protect and restore the world’s precious forest resources.

All roads lead from Rome: the latest meeting en route to Kunming biodiversity COP15

A new global deal for nature will need strong implementation and finance, but discussions on these issues at the latest negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity were lacking.

Saving endangered species: Now we must focus on ecosystem health

… in Aichi Prefecture of Japan for a meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at which targets were established to halt to the biodiversity crisis.

#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example …

… launched a Global Coalition for Biodiversity, building momentum ahead of the international negotiations of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity …

How the Kunming conference can turn biodiversity failures around

If we want real biodiversity targets then we need to address problems with the existing negotiation draft, says Peng Kui. Coronavirus has forced many to look again at how humanity relates to animals and nature. In Kunming this October, a meeting of importance to all life on the planet will take place

2020: The Year to Super Charge Our Work on Nature

This year’s World Wildlife Day, with the theme of Sustaining All Life on Earth, heralds a year where we must commit to transformative change to stop what will otherwise be a devastating crash in our natural systems

So Far, a Business-as-Usual Plan for Transformational Change

Last week, the countries of the world gathered in Rome to discuss their collective global response to the alarming IPBES report indicating that we could lose about 1 millions species to extinction within the next few decades and that the Earth’s natural systems were breaking down, which…

‘It’s not enough to cut CO2 emissions. The natural systems that sustain life are on the critical list’

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies like Danone, Unilever, and China’s Cofco International are addressing biodiversity loss through platforms like the Business for Nature coalition and One Planet Business for Biodiversity

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

CBD Notification SCBD/OES/EM/DC/88726 (2020-025):

  • Registration and Credentials for Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 10), and Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (COP-MOP 4), 15-28 October 2020 – Kunming, China


  • Postponement of the Global Taxonomy Initiative Forum – Berlin, Germany, 7-9 April 2020


  • Final Call for Nominations for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020

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