Global Conservation News March 16

Source: ‘No planet B’: Groups call for $60bn increase in annual biodiversity funding

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Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace a ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal

The Nature Conservancy

CEOs from 14 of the world’s largest environmental organizations are calling for a global goal to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030, and achieve full recovery by 2050. They are calling for this goal to become the overarching Mission of the new 10-year Global Biodiversity Framework which will be agreed…

UN launches biodiversity talks on deal to protect nature

UN biodiversity negotiations began in Geneva on Monday to hammer out a global deal to better protect nature that is due for approval later this year. Almost 200 countries are due to adopt a global framework this year to safeguard nature by mid-century… with a key milestone of 30 percent protected by 2030…

Whale migrations: how new UN treaty aims to protect species on the high seas

The Conversation

In a new report from WWF, a global environment charity, scientists compiled the migration tracks of over 1,000 whales worldwide, recorded using satellite tags. For the first time, the global scale and extent of the routes whales traverse during their migrations were illuminated…

Biodiversity concerns represent the next frontier in climate disclosure, new framework says

The Globe and Mail

On Tuesday, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, or TNFD, released a beta version of its risk-management and disclosure framework, which was designed by leaders from 34 financial institutions, businesses and market service providers…

‘No planet B’: Groups call for $60bn increase in annual biodiversity funding


A group of international conservation and environmental organizations is calling on wealthy countries to provide an extra $60 billion in funding a year to protect the planet’s species. They argue that the amount compensates for the toll exacted on biodiversity by international trade, which largely benefits…

Legal eagles: how climate litigation is shaping ambitious cases for nature

The Guardian

Environmental lawsuits are nothing new but now lawyers are turning their attention to cases that address the loss of biodiversity. The Tagus estuary near Lisbon is Portugal’s largest wetland, a vital habitat and stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds, including flamingos, black-tailed godwits…

Deforestation threat to Amazon indigenous areas if protected status changed – report

BBC News

Areas of Amazon rainforest with a combined area the size of England could be threatened by new mining and deforestation, a new report claims. It is currently illegal to mine in these protected indigenous territories of the Amazon…

Scaling Up Forest Protection and Restoration 

World Economic Forum

Forests are essential to climate, biodiversity, and livelihoods. Halting deforestation and restoring our forests is critical and urgent if we want to ensure a sustainable future. How can we act now to scale-up protection and restoration of the world’s forest…

How gender equality impacts conservation

World Wildlife Fund Stories

Despite women’s critical roles in communities in many rural areas of developing countries—from food production and water management to child-rearing and making and selling goods—women are consistently underrepresented and face barriers to participating in natural resource management…

Africa’s global biodiversity hotspot


Made up of 115 islands dotting the Indian Ocean off East Africa, Seychelles is known as a global hotspot for biodiversity… the island nation is prepared to fully implement the landmark Marine Spatial Planning Initiative it announced several years ago: to protect 30% of its ocean territory…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nations Convene in Geneva to Set Stage for UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15), Advance Text of Proposed Framework to Safeguard Nature

Three meetings critical to developing an ambitious and transformative post-2020 global biodiversity framework to safeguard nature resume in-person sessions on Monday, 14 March in Geneva, Switzerland…

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive secretary of the convention on biological diversity, at the joint opening plenary of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (part II); the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (part II); and the third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (part II)

Today, we gather as a global community to continue our journey towards the second part of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties and the adoption of a robust and ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework…

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