Global Conservation News March 30

Source: Saving nature: Conserving 30% of the land, sea just the start


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Biodiversity: What is it and how are we protecting it?

BBC News

Governments from around the world are meeting later this year, to discuss how to stop human activities from causing the extinction of animal and plant species. They hope to come up with a long-term plan to reverse the threat to life on Earth – in all its varieties – at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in China…

‘Marine conservation talks must include human rights’: Q&A with biologist Vivienne Solís Rivera

Mongabay

Human rights, such as those of small-scale fishers, must be included in the global conservation goal to protect 30% of the world’s lands and oceans by 2030, say environmentalists, otherwise this proposed conservation target will fail and the livelihood of Indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs)…

Saving nature: Conserving 30% of the land, sea just the start

Phys.org

Expanding nature reserves to cover at least 30 percent of the planet by 2030 is the flagship proposal of high-stakes talks to rescue Earth’s animals and plants from human destruction. But experts agree that a new target is the easy part and will be ineffective without funding and rigorous monitoring…

Biopiracy row at UN talks in Geneva threatens global deal to save nature 

The Guardian

A standoff over biopiracy is threatening to derail a global agreement to halt the loss of nature, with developing countries demanding they are paid for drug discoveries and other commercial products based on their biodiversity. During negotiations in Geneva for a Paris-style agreement on nature…

Five ways that high-tech maps can help protect biodiversity 

World Economic Forum

Conservation technology is helping to track and protect species on the brink of extinction. High-tech maps can predict where species will move in response to climate change, and provide a clear picture of which species are most at threat. This technology can also monitor protected land…

Rare mammals caught on camera highlight value of Annamite Mountains

Mongabay

Understanding the distribution and habits of rare species is crucial to guide the development of effective conservation measures, the study authors say. The study found that Annamite dark muntjac are more likely to live in high-elevation forests, and in remote locations far from villages…

Bison help to restore grasslands

World Wildlife Fund

The Wolakota Buffalo Range demonstrates the benefits of utilizing traditional ecological knowledge and Western science for grasslands restoration. Prior to the bison’s return to Wolakota, the land was primarily leased to non-tribal members for cattle management, and due to long-term overgrazing…

Britain’s butterflies bolstered by conservation efforts

The Guardian

Some of the UK’s most threatened butterflies weathered a poor year in 2021 thanks to conservation efforts, annual survey results have shown. The woodland-loving heath fritillary has doubled in abundance in the past decade, although it is 90% down on 1980 levels. The silver-studded blue…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments advance negotiations on ambitious global biodiversity framework but require more time

First in-person meetings in two years produces the first negotiated text of goals, targets and supporting mechanisms for an ambitious and transformative post-2020 framework for nature. Good progress made towards a solution for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from Digital Sequence Information…

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