Global Conservation News September 30th

Source: Researchers find half of budgets for species conservation is used for monitoring, not protecting


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Britain, Canada, EU throw weight behind 2030 biodiversity protection goal

Financial Post

Britain and Canada on Monday joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30% of their land and seas by 2030 to stem “catastrophic” biodiversity loss and help galvanize support for broader agreement on the target ahead of a U.N. summit…

Canada joins the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Cision

The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, along with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, indicated that Canada has joined Costa Rica and France, as well as other countries, to continue to champion this important work for global biodiversity…

Canada calls on large nations to conserve 30% of their territory and waters

Radio Canada International

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on the world’s largest countries to commit to protecting 30 percent of their lands and waters to stop the loss of the planet’s biodiversity…

Researchers find half of budgets for species conservation is used for monitoring, not protecting

Phys.Org  

The study is published in Nature Communications. “Threatened species need fast action to avoid extinction and, as a researcher, discovering how few of our precious resources are being budgeted for action has been a wake-up call,”…

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business

Green Biz

As the World Economic Forum’s recent New Nature Economy report stated, there is no future for business as usual. The loss of nature poses a direct threat to economic activities currently responsible for generating over half of GDP…

Nature positive cities have potential to transform the world

Insight

Research shows that nature-positive solutions can help cities rebuild in a healthier and more resilient way while creating opportunities for social and economic development…

An action plan for saving nature — now

The Hill

Interlinked challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and economic recovery will be in full focus during UNGA, and the 75th session will culminate with a special high-level Summit on Biodiversity on Sept. 30…

China’s Belt and Road Initiative threatens already fragmented tiger habitats

Geographical

As signatories on the Convention of Biological Diversity, tiger range countries must create legislation that minimizes harm to tigers and other biodiversity…

Less than half of world’s humid tropical forests have high ecological integrity: Study

Mongabay

Only a tiny fraction of the world’s most pristine tropical forests are protected from destruction, according to a recent study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution…

‘Half of PHL needs biodiversity protection’

BM

More than half of the Philippine archipelago should be protected to preserve rare and endangered species and high-biodiversity areas, according to US-based scientists…

Africa can revive 2020 as an ocean super-year

Maverick Life

Covid-19 dented the world’s blue economy aspirations, but African states can still accomplish a lot this year. South Africa, in particular, can use this opportunity to exercise its leadership responsibilities on the continent and worldwide to revive African ocean initiatives…

Biodiversity beyond 2020: A healthy future for all

UN Environment Programme

It is a terrible irony that COVID-19 has delayed the 15thConference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, while simultaneously reinforcing the need for urgent multilateral action on biodiversity…

Indigenous Rights: Conservation important but who gets to regulate is key legal issue

SaltWire Network

Canadian Legal Institutions must incorporate Netukulimk in its considerations of disputes among the L’nuk fishers and the non-Indigenous fishers…

The last ice: How open summer seas in the Arctic endanger Canada’s efforts to protect it

The Globe and Mail

 In protected areas off Nunavut’s coast, ‘the place where the ice never melts’ is quickly melting. Can efforts to conserve iconic species keep pace?…

Wild maple tree species face growing threat of extinction, report finds

CTV News

The report, called the “Red List of Acer,” has revealed that 36 out of the 158 wild species of maple trees face extinction in the near future as more than a third of the global population struggles with habitat loss…

ASEAN, UN CBD Secretariat in a dialogue at virtual ACB 2020

Philippine Information Agency

Delegations from the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Wednesday met in a virtual dialogue on the landmark post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) at the kick-off event of the Third ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity or ACB 2020…

India urges nations to put ‘nature at heart’ of recovery plan post Covid-19: Prakash Javadekar

NewsX

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar said on Thursday that Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised that un-regulated exploitation of natural resources coupled with unsustainable food habits and consumption patterns lead to the destruction of systems that support human life…

Spain Advances In Compliance With National And International Targets On Marine Conservation

Eurasia Review

Spain is bedding down its contribution to the priorities established in national and international regulations on marine conservation…

ICFC: Canada lags in supporting biodiversity conservation internationally

The Chronicle Herald

A Nova Scotia-based conservation group says Canada is far behind the leaders in funding efforts to protect the world’s threatened biologically rich tropical ecosystems…

Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment focuses on biodiversity

China Daily

Architects, researchers, writers, filmmakers and others will be encouraging people to adopt sustainable ways of protecting biodiversity and natural resources from Oct 17 to Nov 15…

How China is building a shared future for all lives on Earth

CGTN

China, as one of the mega-biodiversity countries in the world and also one of the countries with the most threatened biodiversity, has put biodiversity conservation high on its agenda…

Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials discuss roadmap to preserve the natural world

UN News

“We have no time to wait. Biodiversity loss, nature loss, it is at an unprecedented level in the history of mankind”, Elizabeth Mrema, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, told UN News in the SDG Media Zone…

Countries pledge to reverse destruction of nature after missing biodiversity targets

DW

Political leaders from 64 countries and the European Union have committed to stronger environmental protections after a UN report found the world has failed to meet any of its biodiversity targets…

Nature Is Our Common Ground for a Green Recovery

Project Syndicate

The COVID-19 pandemic offers a preview of what can happen when humanity ruthlessly exploits nature. In mapping out a policy trajectory for the next decade, decision-makers must put aside the obsession with economic growth for its own sake, and start to heed the scientific evidence…

CARICOM And UNEP Extend Cooperation On Environment

St Kitts & Nevis Observer

Georgetown, Guyana (CMC)— The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has launched the third phase of the Caribbean Hub sub-program of the multilateral environment agreements project in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping…

Yili and more Than 200 business leaders pledge support for renewed global cooperation as the United Nations Turns 75

Antara News

Companies from over 100 countries demonstrated their support for the Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation presented to UN Secretary – General Antonio Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact on September 21, 2020 to mark the UN’s 75th anniversary…

Tsavo fires: Earthworms to elephants, ecosystem, biodiversity at risk

The Star

Kimitei says bushfires in recent months have devastated protected areas, ravaging the ecosystem and the biodiversity…

Call For “Another ‘Paris’ Moment to Mobilise Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”

InDepth News

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework will enable the achievement of the Convention’s long-term vision of “living in harmony with nature”, whereby 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystems services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people…

Caribbean islands face loss of protection and biodiversity as seagrass loses terrain

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Further loss of these green meadows will leave tropical islands vulnerable and will exacerbate the negative effects of climate change…

Guest Article: We Can Bend the Curve on Terrestrial Biodiversity Loss – IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

SDG Knowledge Hub

For the first time, researchers have identified the key combined actions needed to stop and reverse biodiversity loss on land, backed by robust futures modelling…

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Creates Smart Anti-Poaching Detection Fence to Protect Rhino

SA People News

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) has built a fantastic new fence, complete with the latest technology, to deter and detect rhino poachers… and in so doing save South Africa’s wildlife as well as keeping the brave rangers, who put their lives on the line for the rhino, safer…

Conservation becoming more challenging 

The Himalayan Times

Chief Conservation Officer of Chitwan National Park Ananath Bara said it would help in conservation of rhino if the crop system at buffer zone was changed. Saying that the main habitat of the rhino was being encroached, he added, “Rhino conservation would be problematic if alternative arrangement was not made for those encroaching the rhino’s habitat”…

Four Seasons Safari Lodge announces long-term funding for Rhino Conservation Project in the Serengeti – Travel Daily News International

Travel Daily News

As reduced tourism sees greater dispersal of the endangered black rhino across the National Park, Four Seasons announces new funding commitment to coincide with World Rhino Day…

California’s Joshua tree could become first to win protections because of climate crisis

The Guardian

The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act, possibly becoming the first plant species to be given protection of law in the state because of a primarily climate crisis-related threat…

World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

The Guardian

World leaders have pledged to clamp down on pollution, embrace sustainable economic systems and eliminate the dumping of plastic waste in oceans by the middle of the century as part of “meaningful action” to halt the destruction of nature on Earth…

Brazil meat giant JBS pledges to axe suppliers linked to deforestation

The Guardian

Brazilian meat giant JBS said on Wednesday that it will monitor its entire supply chain by 2025, including problematic “indirect supplier” Amazon farms it currently has no control over, some of which have been linked to illegal deforestation…

‘Sliding towards extinction’: koala may be given endangered listing as numbers plummet

The Guardian

The species is among 28 animals being assessed for potential upgrade of their threat status, federal government says. The koala is being considered for official listing as endangered after the summer’s bushfire disaster and ongoing habitat destruction on the east coast forced the government to reconsider…

China’s carbon pledge will require complete inversion of its energy complex

The Guardian

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacity. China’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060…

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown

The Guardian

A more stable ocean sounds idyllic, but it creates a dangerous feedback loop for our warming planet. Humans have made the oceans more stable, and the result will be more extreme weather and the acceleration of climate change…

All eyes on China: what to look out for at the UN biodiversity summit

The Guardian

Everything you need to know about who will be there, who’s staying away and what the hot topics will be at Wednesday’s virtual event in New York. The year 2020 was meant to be a super year for nature and biodiversity, according to the UN. But with swathes of the planet in lockdown, Covid-19 has highlighted the risk of humanity’s unstable relationship with nature, with repeated warnings linking the pandemic with the destruction of ecosystems and species…

Johnson’s pledges on the environment are worthless. Worse is how cynical they are

The Guardian

Pledges are made to distract and placate us – but at this year’s UN biodiversity summit, public anger cannot be extinguished…


Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema at the round table “Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”, convened by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

The recently launched fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook has shown that, over the past decade, the world has learned what is required to encourage targeted cross-sectoral collaboration for biodiversity…Today, we look at our collective goals, and how the decisions we make over the next decade will determine the fate of the world’s biodiversity, along with the lives of hundreds of millions of people who rely on nature for food, jobs and protection, and so much more…


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