Global Conservation News November 24

Source: The Win-Wins of Climate and Biodiversity Solutions


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Creating a nature-positive future

United Nations Development Programme

Investing in effective protected and conserved areas is an essential tool for achieving the protection of nature, through biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. In our Creating a Nature-Positive Future report we present a path to enhance protected and conserved areas coverage…

The Win-Wins of Climate and Biodiversity Solutions

The Revelator

The climate is changing, and species are going extinct faster than any time since civilization began. The two crises are not independent. That’s good news — it means there are solutions that benefit both biodiversity and climate. Nature is already our best defense against runaway increases of greenhouse…

Nature groups urge government to act now to stop and reverse nature loss by 2030

Nature Canada

As parliament prepares to return next week, two hundred of Canada’s leading nature organizations are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure the federal government prioritizes the protection and recovery of nature during this session of Parliament, as promised during the recent federal election…

Laos, Germany extend ties on biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of forests

The Star

The governments of Laos and Germany have agreed to implement the third phase of the bilateral technical cooperation project “Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity’’. This joint project will support good forest governance, effective protected area management…

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon at highest level since 2006

The Guardian 

Deforestation in Brazil‘s Amazon rainforest soared 22% in the past year to the highest level since 2006, the government’s annual report has shown, undercutting president Jair Bolsonaro’s assurances that the country is curbing illegal logging…

Endangered North Atlantic sharks now protected under global deal

National Observer

Nova Scotia’s continental shelf is now a safe zone for North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks after long-awaited legislation was passed to protect them. The endangered sharks are found everywhere from Canada’s Atlantic waters to the Caribbean Sea. Overfishing has caused the shark population…

The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?

The Conversation 

The latest international climate negotiations made some progress by, for the first time, anchoring oceans permanently into the multilateral climate change regime. But the Glasgow Climate Pact is still leagues from where it needs to be to adequately reflect the importance of oceans to our climate system….

If marine noise pollution is bad, deep-sea mining could add to the cacophony

Mongabay

A new report suggests that the noise pollution produced by deep-sea mining activities could have far-reaching effects on the marine environment, from surface to seafloor. While there are many studies that measure the impacts of noise pollution on marine life, more research is needed to fully understand…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Online workshop with the financial sector: Aligning financial flows with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

I am pleased to inform Parties and observers that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity […] is organizing a workshop entitled: “Aligning financial flows with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework”, which will be held online on Thursday, 9 December 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EST)…

Webinars on the Data Reporting Tool for MEAs (DaRT)

I am pleased to advise that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), are organizing webinars to introduce the Data Reporting Tool for MEAs (DaRT)…

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