Global Conservation News October 14th

Source: Scientists Want Half Of Earth’s Land And Oceans To Become A Nature Reserve


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People, birds, nature: we are all connected – Philippine Information Agency

Phillipine Information Agency

Billions of birds travel long distances for their migration, thereby connecting the world’s important ecosystems. The more we learn about the journeys of these birds, the more we understand that their survival is intricately connected with ours…

People’s attachment to the wilderness is linked to the fulfillment of basic psychological needs, study …

PsyPost

“There is increasing attention paid to the role of nature in psychological functioning, we think our study builds on this, to demonstrate that wilderness contexts support optimal psychological functioning, and that contextual support yields affective outcomes in the form of place attachment”…

Eco-civilization, biodiversity summit and future of CPEC

Daily Times

President Xi Jinping in his address at the UN summit on biodiversity highlighted the importance of the slogan “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” for COP-15… He put forward four proposals, to achieve the goal of eco-civilization and the beautiful world…

Food businesses back biodiversity as key to COVID recovery: ‘We must reverse nature loss before …

FoodNavigator

Global food businesses are backing the call for international change to stem -and ultimately reverse- nature loss. But efforts to date have failed to yield sufficient results. FoodNavigator examines the business case for action on biodiversity and asks whether there is the political will to support change…

From strong signals to meaningful action on nature and biodiversity

Business Green

The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature endorsed by 65 countries is an important step for turning the tide on biodiversity and nature loss – but we can’t be complacent, writes Business for Nature’s Eva Zabey…

The Lost Biodiversity Decade: What must governments do towards 2030?

The Patriot

Ten years after setting the Achi targets for biodiversity, a  new report by the UN on the state of nature announces that the world has failed to meet a single target aimed at curbing biodiversity lost and reducing pollution…

Broken promises: Almost 80% of threatened species lack sufficient protection

News Wise

A failure by governments to deliver on commitments under a global nature conservation treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity, could have devastating effects. The warning comes after a consortium of scientists, led by Dr Sean Maxwell and Professor James Watson from The University of Queensland, reviewed national area-based conservation efforts, including protected areas…

Why a biodiversity strategy is at the core of the European Green Deal

Landscape News

On 20 May 2020, the European Commission adopted the Biodiversity Strategy as one of the most heavy-hitting frameworks under the umbrella European Green Deal…

Scientists Want Half Of Earth’s Land And Oceans To Become A Nature Reserve

Tyla 

Members of the scientific community are calling for half of the earth’s land and oceans to be preserved as a nature reserve.The protection of 50 per cent of the planet’s land and natural resources would work towards protecting wildlife and biodiversity for years to come…

World leaders sent strong signals of hope for global biodiversity at UN summit

WWF

Last week’s UN Summit on Biodiversity saw heads of state from around the world showing support for an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Leading up to the event, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined WWF’s Leaders’ Pledge for Naturewhile Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathon Wilkinson committed Canada to the intergovernmental High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People…

We’re not protecting enough of the right areas to save biodiversity: Study

Mongabay

The past decade began with promise, as nearly every country on the planet made commitments to protect large areas of land, safeguarding global biodiversity amid the ongoing sixth mass extinction. But many countries have fallen short of these commitments, and area-based conservation efforts are not protecting biodiversity as planned, according to the new review “Area-based conservation in the twenty-first century”…

China urges US to protect global environment, stop stirring up trouble: spokesperson

CCTV.com

China urges the United States to stop slandering Beijing, and make real contributions to protecting the global environment instead of creating trouble, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday…

UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report: A wake-up call

Financial Express

It’s high time we stepped up efforts to conserve and restore biodiversity using approaches that suit the local context. The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published in September by the UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), provides an overview of the state of nature worldwide. The report notes the importance of biodiversity in addressing…

China leads biodiversity efforts with legal framework

Global Times

The loss and degradation of global biodiversity has become a common concern of humanity. As one of the 12 mega-biodiversity countries in the world, China faces some of the most severe challenges and threats. This is why China has devised numerous policies to address these matters…

Our Burning Planet: Why We Must Learn to Live With Fire

Yale Environment 360

By suppressing all wildfires and incessantly burning fossil fuels, humans have upset the role that fire has historically played in providing ecological balance. We need to rethink our view of fire and accept its presence by changing how we manage lands and plan our communities…

Mining Taking Place on More Than 20 Percent of Indigenous Land in the Amazon

Yale Environment 360

Mining activities — both large-scale legal concessions and smaller illegal operations — now cover more than 20 percent of Indigenous lands in the Amazon, accounting for 450,00 square kilometers, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network…

Revealed: 97% of UK offshore marine parks subject to destructive fishing

The Guardian

Vessels spent 200,000 hours in 2019 bottom trawling or dredging the seabed in protected areas set up to safeguard vital ecosystems. More than 97% of British marine protected areas, created to safeguard ocean habitats, are being dredged and bottom trawled, according to data shared with the Guardian..

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

The Guardian

Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Report. One-fifth of the world’s countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re…

Australia needs a new agency to monitor threatened species, top scientists say

The Guardian

Scientists call for an organisation similar to the Bureau of Meteorology to help halt biodiversity lossThe federal government should establish a new agency similar to the Bureau of Meteorology (Bom) to observe and make forecasts on the state of Australia’s wildlife, according to leading Australian scientists…

Intensive farming worldwide threatens Paris climate accord, report says

The Guardian

Rising emissions of nitrous oxide from farming are putting world on track to exceed 2C heating The spread of intensive farming is threatening to jeopardise the world’s chances of meeting the terms of the Paris agreement on the climate crisis, as the increasing use of artificial fertiliser and growing populations of livestock are raising the concentration of a key greenhouse gas to levels far beyond those seen naturally…

Earthshot prize: Prince William launches £50m drive to repair planet

The Guardian

Five £1m prizes will be awarded each year for next 10 years to support environmental solutions. The Duke of Cambridge has announced that £50m will be awarded over 10 years through his Earthshot prize, billed as “the most prestigious global environment prize in history”, which aims to find solutions to repair the planet by 2030…

Campaign seeks 1bn people to save climate – one small step at a time

The Guardian

Count Us In urges actions such as eating local, making clothes last or buying an electric car If a billion people around the world were to take a few small steps and make them into permanent lifestyle changes, global greenhouse gas emissions could be significantly reduced, a new campaign argues…

After everything this year, what we hear when we listen to birdsong has changed

The Guardian

Amid the lockdowns, the sounds and sights of birds reminded me, most of all, of the extent of our connections to one another. This is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020…

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Cop26: ask if GDP growth is sustainable | Editorial

The Guardian

The government needs an environmental sense of purpose that specifies the appropriate ends for economic activity. Saving the planet ought to be a goal for, not a cost to, humanity. Yet this insight appears lost in the discussion about the climate emergency. Last week, it emerged that the Treasury was thinking about levying a UK-wide carbon tax…

‘There is no planet B’: the best books to help us navigate the next 50 years

The Guardian

Understanding animals, capitalism, the science of cloudseeding … scifi author Kim Stanley Robinson shares his top picks. As wildfires burn in the western United States and the second wave of Covid-19 sweeps across the world, it’s becoming impossible to ignore the disasters we are hurtling towards…

Yes, Science Is Political

Scientific American

Scientists need to acknowledge that fact—and to act on it in these most dire of times… Science, however, has always been political; the events of 2020 have only made the relationship between science and society more explicit…

How maverick rewilders are trying to turn back the tide of extinction

The Guardian

A handful of radical nature lovers are secretly breeding endangered species and releasing them into the wild. Many are prepared to break the law and risk the fury of the scientific establishment to save the animals they loveIn a beautiful meadow filled with wildflowers and birdsong, a man of late middle…

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

The Guardian

The Arctic is unravelling. And it’s happening faster than anyone could have imagined just a few decades ago. Northern Siberia and the Canadian Arctic are now warming three times faster than the rest of the world…

Why protecting Indigenous communities can help save the Earth

The Guardian Labs

For thousands of years, Indigenous communities have been caretakers of the environment, protecting their lands, respecting wildlife and utilizing traditional knowledge passed down through generations… At the same time, many Indigenous communities – especially those in isolated regions – continue to face threats like…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on the occasion of the 75th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Second Committee, agenda item 19(f)

“It is a pleasure for me to introduce the report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly at its 75th session on the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (A/75/256, sect. III)”…


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