Global Conservation News May 25

Source: EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity


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UN report: As the world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity

Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today…

Globale Biodiversität in der Krise – Was können Deutschland und die EU dagegen tun? (Global biodiversity in crisis – what can Germany and the EU do about it?)

Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus verschiedenen Disziplinen der Biodiversität, Ökologie, Ökonomie, Anthropologie und integrierten Landsystem-Forschung haben sich mit Fragen der globalen Krise der biologischen Vielfalt befasst…

Investing in Nature Pays off for People and Biodiversity

The World Bank’s work on biodiversity is informing negotiations for the new global framework…

2020 UN Biodiversity Convention postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 United Nations Biodiversity Convention (COP15), which was initially scheduled to be held in Kunming City this year, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the office, the location will remain unchanged with the time to be determined…

Reinforcing Europe’s Resilience: Halting Biodiversity Loss And Building A Healthy Snd …

The European Commission adopted this week a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system…

Latin America’s Biodiversity is Critical for Global Goals

Protecting Latin America’s biodiversity is key to meeting global climate goals … with fish and marine species, is extremely important for global biodiversity…

UN official commends China’s implementation of Convention on Biological Diversity

China has carried out a series of effective actions to conserve biodiversity and achieved remarkable results, said a UN official…

‘Loss of biodiversity may increase pandemics’

… International Day of Biological Diversity that is commemorated on May 22 by all the signatories of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Virtual Ocean Dialogues to Fast-track Action, Innovation and Resilience

To fast-track the innovations necessary for a healthy ocean, the Friends of Ocean Action, with the World Economic Forum, will convene the first Virtual Ocean Dialogues…

Endangered Species Protections Won’t Prevent Another Pandemic

Much is being written today on the role of wildlife trade in the COVID pandemic. It would be irresponsible for any government, or anyone really, not to ask how we can prevent the next such pandemic, and what we should do about the wildlife trade in that context…

Chinese premier stresses protection of biodiversity 

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for further efforts to implement major biodiversity protection projects and to enhance awareness of protecting wildlife resources in society.

‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

In late February, conservationist Kheng Khou tried to enter Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which he routinely patrols with other members of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). Instead, he and his colleagues were denied access and threatened with arrest.

International Day of Biodiversity 2020: pandemic calls for nature conservation

This year marks the end of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. The setting stage for this happened in 2010, when two hundred countries met in the city of Aichi…

58th Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council

Representatives of governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs) will come together in an online format for the 58th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to…

Global Emissions Fell 17 Percent Due to Coronavirus Shutdowns

Daily global greenhouse gas emissions declined 17 percent by early April compared to 2019 levels due to coronavirus-related shutdowns around the world, according to new research…

Biodiversity and human well-being: An essential link for development

The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature at the Earth Summit, and made a start towards redefinition of measures that did not …

Boiling Point: The “30 by 30″ plan to save the natural world

An international team of scientists first proposed protecting 30% of Earth’s lands and waters by 2030 — hence “30 by 30″ — in the journal Science Advances last year. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, global media is reporting on a “silver lining” of the crisis: that nature is getting a break as people are forced to stay home…  However, these reports give the misleading impression that Mother Earth stands to benefit from the restrictions on movement imposed on people around the world, especially in cities.

To Help Conserve Precious Biodiversity, India Needs to Empower its Forest-dwelling Population

Almost 30% of India’s population directly derives its livelihood from immediate biodiversity in the country. The value chain of trade of biological resources and their derivatives are responsible for creating jobs for probably another 30% population.

Biodiversity: our solutions are in nature

Nature-based solutions offer ways to promote human well-being, tackle climate change and protect our living planet. 

Stop The Wildlife Trade: EU biodiversity plan to crack down on illegal wildlife trade

The new strategy, released today, recommends that at least €20 billion each year ‘should be unlocked for spending on nature’…

Will pandemic push humans into a healthier relationship with nature?

Coronavirus has delayed key global agreements to protect oceans, forests and their native species – but may lead to a better understanding of the need to safeguard nature…

Applying the ‘lockdown’ approach to nature could help save species — and humanity

The scientists and environmentalists involved in the plan want to eventually lock down half the planet. It’s about protecting habitats and biodiversity, and also minimising the risk of another pandemic…

Explainer: EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 – Bringing nature back into our lives – Modern Diplomacy

The new 2030 Biodiversity Strategy is a comprehensive, systemic and ambitious long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. It is a key pillar of the European Green Deal…

EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key…

Transformative Conservation in Social-Ecological Systems

The science of social-ecological systems provides a framework known as “resilience thinking”  for understanding the processes of ecosystem change that are necessary for adaptation, and long-term sustainability.


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

World celebrates nature as a source of solutions to global challenges.

The critical importance of nature for our wellbeing is being highlighted throughout this week, with daily sub-themes, in advance of Friday’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) and its overall theme of “Our solutions are in nature.”

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