Global Conservation News September 22

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What are natural climate solutions?

World Economic Forum

Natural climate solutions done well can help address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Significant investment is needed to scale up NCS as well as measures to increase confidence in their implementation…

Why is Old Growth important?


These forests are part of our natural heritage we have an obligation to protect.  They are unique and irreplaceable. Old growth forests mitigate some of the environmental repercussions from society and industry that younger forests cannot match…

Investors call for stronger global biodiversity framework to be delivered at COP15


A group of investors worth more than $10.6trn in assets under management has issued a statement ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP15 next month, calling for heightened global action to end deforestation and ensure sustainable land use.

Climate change: Wilsdlife and plant species decline ‘a crisis’

BBC News

Stopping the decline in wildlife and plant species is as important as tackling climate change, the head of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said. Clare Pillman said nature was in “crisis” and new targets were needed. All five of the UK’s environment watchdogs – including NRW – have published a report…

Fires in the Amazon have already impacted 90% of plant and animal species


Since 2019, deforestation and fires have caused the Brazilian Amazon to lose about 10,000 square kilometers of forest cover per year – a high and alarming increase over the previous decade, when the annual reduction in forest area was close to 6,500 square kilometers, according to data from Brazil’s…

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

The Guardian

In Germany, flying insects have declined by 76% in 26 years. In the UK, common butterfly populations have fallen by 46% since 1976. We should be alarmed by this insect apocalypse. Insects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before…

Extinction of Indigenous languages leads to loss of exclusive knowledge about medicinal plants


A study at the University of Zurich shows that a large proportion of existing medicinal plant knowledge is linked to threatened Indigenous languages. In a regional study on the Amazon, New Guinea and North America, researchers concluded that 75% of medicinal plant uses are known in only one language…

Climate, biodiversity fight gets $5B shot in the arm

Conservation International

In an announcement today at New York Climate Week, nine philanthropic organizations pledged US$ 5 billion over the next decade to support the creation and expansion of protected areas, sustainable management of the world’s oceans and Indigenous-led conservation…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Information regarding the High-Level Segment of the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and of the concurrent meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols

I am pleased to share with Parties important information, through the enclosed scenario note, regarding the modalities of the High Level Segment, including the roundtable sessions.

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