Global Conservation News October 27

Source: New Nature Reserves Established by Citizens Prove WE Can Save The Planet!

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Protecting human rights key to safeguarding nature

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Science has recently shown what many of us have always known, that indigenous peoples and local communities have historically been and still are the best stewards of nature. Biodiversity is declining less on indigenous lands and traditional territories than elsewhere in the world…

Global geography community calls for action on climate and biodiversity crises 

Canadian Geographic

80 global geography societies and organizations from 59 countries have signed a joint declaration urging the world’s leaders to protect nature and secure a liveable climate. The declaration calls on leaders to commit to enhanced reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and recognize…

Why Protecting Tribal Rights Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

Yale Environment 360

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, discusses how Indigenous people in the United States are imperiled by the impacts of climate change – including megafires, floods, heat waves, and drought – and where they are making progress…

‘Natural infrastructure’ could save billions a year in climate crisis response

The Guardian

Research published on Monday by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) found that using natural infrastructure to protect against climate breakdown could save up to $248bn (£180bn) a year globally, costing only about half as much as equivalent built infrastructure…

Indigenous Papuans won their forest back from a palm oil firm, but still lack land title


Indigenous villagers in Sorong district, West Papua province, have for years resisted the arrival of the palm oil industry into their territory, yet still saw their ancestral forests signed away by the government for an oil palm concession…

Why trees are a crucial ingredient for sustainable food systems

World Economic Forum 

Hunger is a reality for the vast majority of the population living in Africa’s Sahel region. The climate crisis and conflict are exacerbating this situation and pushing food systems to near collapse. Trees are central to ensuring food supply is abundant and environmentally sustainable across the region…

U.N. biodiversity chief urges COP26 climate talks to prioritise nature


Any new pledges made at the upcoming COP26 climate summit must include protection and restoration of natural areas, said the U.N. biodiversity chief – a move that could give a boost to ongoing efforts to broker a separate global nature pact…

New Nature Reserves Established by Citizens Prove WE Can Save The Planet!

Intelligent Living

Protected lands and public nature reserves are a haven for plants and animals, a vital source of human necessities, a way to combat climate change, a place to go and de-stress (mentally, physically, and spiritually), a place for fun outdoor recreational activities (like camping, swimming, and hiking)…

China Touts Massive Renewable Energy Buildout, New Funding for Biodiversity

Yale Environment 360

China has broken ground on a massive 100-gigawatt renewable energy project, larger than all solar and wind installations in India combined, President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday, by video link, at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Webinar to launch a new report – Special Places in the Ocean: A Decade of Describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, 28 October 2021, 7:00 a.m. EDT

We are organizing a webinar entitled “Special Places in the Ocean: A Decade of Describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas”. This webinar will launch a new report that synthesizes the various achievements, experiences and lessons learned after more than 10 years of efforts under the Convention to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs).

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