Global Conservation News September 8

Source: Scientists urge UN to tackle biodiversity loss and stop new pandemics

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Thailand to Close National Parks Every Year to Help Environment

 BNN Bloomberg

Authorities now want to close the parks annually for two to four months at a time, starting from next year, in order to improve the conservation of the areas…

Recent data show Chinese fishing fleet still near Galapagos 

Yahoo News

Satellite data indicate that a large Chinese fishing fleet remained in international waters near Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago at the beginning of this month, even as China said it would temporarily ban fishing near the UNESCO world heritage site…

Jackie O’s island getaway sold to land preservation groups

Cochrane Today

The Martha’s Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is being sold to a pair of nonprofits that plan on turning the property into conservation land open to the public, officials said Thursday…

Meet the Canadian farmers fighting climate change

 The Narwhal

Conservation and agriculture have often been at odds. But as Ottawa develops the first federal carbon offset standard, farming techniques that reduce greenhouse gas emissions are having a moment…

Scientists urge UN to tackle biodiversity loss and stop new pandemics

 ZME Science

The world needs to tackle biodiversity loss and urgently reduce deforestation rates if it wants to avoid new and more deadly pandemics. That’s the message scientists will tell country delegates at an upcoming UN summit on biodiversity…

Reducing Biodiversity Loss


The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has launched a new report called ‘The Big Shift: Business for Biodiversity’ that puts forward the top 10 lessons learned by…

New publication set to showcase China’s biodiversity conservation

Xinhua Net

It is one in a series of publications set to showcase China’s achievements in biodiversity conservation during the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity…

Corridors between habitat areas can reduce roadkill

New Straits Times

On an exceptionally large scale, we need to ensure the connectivity between national and international protected areas and animal habitats…

Convention on Biological Diversity Advances Rights of Nature in Post-2020 Global Framework

 PR Underground

The Convention on Biological Diversity is the first international environmental treaty to advance the Rights of Nature, a milestone for the global environmental movement…

Science diplomacy vis-à-vis biodiversity loss, climate crisis, pandemics

 The Manila Times

Science diplomacy is the use of scientific collaboration among nations to address common problems and to build constructive international partnership…

Egypt participates in launching ‘Green Recovery’ digital platform

Mena FN

 Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad participated in the virtual launch, last week, of the ‘Green Recovery’ digital platform. The launch occurred in the presence of…

‘Creation Is Groaning!’: Pope Francis denounces endless growth, humanity’s assault on nature

Red Green and Blue

…He further called on leaders to work “to stem the alarming rate of biodiversity loss” and expressed hope the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity —set for next May in Kunming, China—could be “a turning point in restoring the Earth to be a home of life in abundance.”…

In Galápagos, novel conservation approach finds ‘sweet spot’ between production, protection

Conservation International

This approach aims to create self-sustaining, scalable conservation models that can be adapted from one country to the next by focusing on large ecological systems that we call sustainable landscapes and seascapes…

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