Global Conservation News October 13

Source: Biodiversity loss risks ‘ecological meltdown’ – scientists


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How the UN’s Global Biodiversity Framework could become the ‘Paris Agreement for nature’

World Economic Forum 

Biodiversity loss is threatening around a million plant and animal species, food security, human health and economic output. The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is a United Nations-led initiative to tackle its root causes and could have a similar impact as the Paris Agreement…

Conservation will only scale when non-conservationists see its value, says James Deutsch

Mongabay

Last month, nine organizations collectively announced a $5 billion pledge toward biodiversity conservation efforts worldwide. Most of the participants are philanthropic foundations, but one signatory is Rainforest Trust, a conservation group that committed $500 million. The scale of Rainforest Trust’s…

To predict forest loss in protected areas, look at nearby unprotected forest

Mongabay

Protected forests, such as those in national parks, are unlikely to be cut down when surrounded by intact forests. Conversely, when a protected forest’s neighboring lands are degraded, it’s likely that deforestation will encroach into the protected area as well, according to a new study. The study, which…

Biodiversity loss risks ‘ecological meltdown’ – scientists

BBC News

The UK is one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries – in the bottom 10% globally and last among the G7 group of nations, new data shows. It has an average of about half its biodiversity left, far below the global average of 75%, a study has found…

Satellite-tagged seabirds point way to new protected area

Bird Life International

Seabirds fitted with satellite tracking devices have revealed a major feeding site previously unknown to science at the heart of the Atlantic ocean. This month, the site – covering an area as large as France – has become the first high seas Marine Protected Area to be identified by remote tracking data…

 Xi’s Thought on Ecological Civilization inspires world to build harmony among all beings

PML Daily

Representatives from governments, enterprises and non-governmental organizations around the world are gathering for a landmark event hosted by China to negotiate a once-in-a-decade consensus on protecting global biodiversity…

Headline: Biodiversity COP: 6 things you need to know

Ends Report

Leaders from across the world are convening this week as part of the UN COP15 biodiversity conference, which kicks off with high-level talks aimed at setting global targets to reverse biodiversity loss. Here’s what you need to know…

China formally establishes first national parks

ECNS Wire

China officially unveiled its first batch of national parks on Tuesday at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The first national parks include Three-River-Source National Park (also known as Sanjiangyuan National Park), Giant Panda National Park…

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for ‘living in harmony with nature’

Devdiscourse

The Kunming Declaration, adopted at the end of the UN Biodiversity Conference’s latest High Level Segment, which took place in Kunming, China, calls on the States Parties to act urgently on biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of conservation in protecting human health.


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

UN Biodiversity Conference’s High-Level Segment sees creation of Kunming Biodiversity Fund, adoption of Kunming Declaration, building political impetus for adoption of ambitious post2020 global biodiversity framework

The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed today with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration, where Parties to the Convention committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework that would biodiversity put on a path to recovery by 2030 at the latest…

Opening statement of Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the 2021 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Kunming, China, 11 October 2021.

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the opening of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference. This Conference includes the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting …

Opening statement of Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the high-level segment of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Kunming, China, 12 October 2021

2020 was a year of disruption. A year that amplified our awareness of the interconnected ecological, social and economic emergencies, and highlighted the systemic risks from our assault on nature. The year surrounded us with extreme hardships. It brought into sharp focus the need for urgent action…

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