Global Conservation News Apr. 23


The latest news related to nature conservation from around the world. If there is an important news article we missed, please get in contact with us.


Blue Planet: The Nature Conservancy unveils $1.6 billion bid to save the oceans

Global non-profit The Nature Conservancy has announced a $1.6 billion plan to help save and restore the world’s oceans by selling “blue bonds” to coastal and island countries.

To save nature, world leaders should look to Canada’s leadership

I have long known and admired Canada for its rugged beauty and vast wild spaces. Yet it is the bold decisions Canadians have made over the past 150 years to safeguard their natural wonders that I believe deserve much more attention.Canada was one of the first countries to affirm that its wild places…

How much room does nature need? On Earth Day, a new report points to gaps in Canada’s wilderness safety net

Canada’s national conversation about the environment often revolves around questions of how much. How much land should be set aside for iconic species such as the caribou or the grizzly bear? How much is needed to maintain the character of an entire ecosystem? How much room does nature really need?

Indigenous conservation offers model for international leadership

We can offer a model for the world of conservation rooted in respect, responsibility and reconciliation. And we can take a sustainable path to our …

Protecting nature also fights climate change, says federal environment minister

Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna says protecting natural areas can go a long way toward mitigating the impact …

Canada invests to protect more nature in southern Canada

It’s in our nature to conserve our land and water, protect our wildlife, and save the places we love. But the world’s …

Why Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need

Experts agree: Reforesting our planet is one of the great ecological challenges of the 21st century. It is essential to meeting climate targets, the only route to heading off the extinction crisis, and almost certainly the best way of maintaining the planet’s rainfall. It could also boost the livelihoods…

The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas?

From Thailand to Bali, a huge increase in tourists, many from China and other rapidly developing economies, is straining sensitive ecosystems to the breaking point. Some countries are trying to control the boom, with a few closing popular destinations to allow damaged areas to heal. Read more on E360…

India’s wildlife needs its people’s empathy, not just sympathy

The trend of shooting animals declared as ‘man eaters’ is taking a toll on our wildlife, our precious natural heritage.

Report Seeks to Improve Impact of Biodiversity-related Data on Decision Making

Report Seeks to Improve Impact of Biodiversity-related Data on Decision Making | News  IISD Reporting ServicesMarch 2019: A recent report titled, ‘Better Data, Better Decisions: Increasing the Impact of Biodiversity Information,’ reveals ten key messages aiming to improve …

‘Global Deal for Nature’: This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity

Unfortunately, the two major entities—the Paris climate accord and the Convention on Biological Diversity—have been operating separately, and …

Protected area targets post-2020

In 2010, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, to catalyze national and international conservation efforts and reverse negative biodiversity trends. With the plan nearing an end, and attention…

A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets

Abstract The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate Agreement would avoid catastrophic climate change, conserve species, and secure essential ecosystem services. New findings give urgency…

UN official welcomes indigenous input in next global biodiversity policy

UNITED NATIONS, April 22 (Xinhua) — The head for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity pledged Monday “a wide open door” for input form the …

‘Global deal for nature’ fleshed out with specific conservation goals

It also comes a year before governments will meet to discuss conservation targets for the coming decade under the Convention on Biological Diversity …

Saving Ecosystems to Protect Climate, and Vice Versa: a Global Deal for Nature

Meanwhile, in another corner of the conservation and global policy world, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, a multilateral treaty that aims to …

To save life on Earth, here’s the $100 billion-a-year solution

“But the Paris agreement is only a half-deal; it will not alone save the … “Simply put, we need wild nature in every one of the Earth’s 846 terrestrial …

We need to protect 30% of the planet by 2030. This is how we can do it

At the moment, 45% of the planet is still in a natural or semi-natural state. But this is changing rapidly, putting severe pressure on the survival of many …

Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth

It’s not widely understood that large areas of forests, grasslands, and other natural areas are needed to soak up carbon emissions, he adds.

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