Global Conservation News Jun. 25

Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Secretary General of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Paris on June 17, 2018 (Source)

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Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

West Africa Holds Dialogue On Biodiversity And Ecosystem Service

West African Experts are meeting in Accra to facilitate networking activities in support of the implementation of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The 2018 Biodiversity Barometer Report: UEBT assessed awareness of biodiversity and interest in ethical sourcing in 16 different countries. 

Since 2009, UEBT assessed awareness of biodiversity, and interest in ethical sourcing in 16 different countries. Ten years of research, among 64,000 people, and hundreds of leading companies, has provided several valuable insights that may guide companies and governments in their approaches towards people and biodiversity.

Roads reduce conservation effectiveness of protected areas in the Western Ghats

When rich forests in biodiversity hotspots are carved out as protected areas it is presumed that the notification will help conserve them. But high human density, road building and other construction activities end up undoing the overall protection efforts.

Cristiana Pasca Palmer: La biodiversité doit être placée “au coeur des décisions”

La biodiversité doit être placée “au coeur des décisions” politiques, a plaidé lundi Cristiana Pasca Palmer, à la tête de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (CDB) de l’Onu, alors que les objectifs fixés pour 2020 ne seront pas tous tenus.

Reforestation efforts bring back hundreds of species to China

For the past few decades, China has been pursuing an ambitious project — to increase the amount of land covered by forests to 23% of the country’s total land area by 2020.

Second Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) by the EU, China and Canada discusses Paris Agreement

Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua are convening for a major international two-day climate meeting in Brussels.

Kenya hails collaboration with China to preserve cultural, natural heritage

Kenya on Tuesday hailed a robust collaboration with China to promote the preservation of the East African nation’s cultural and natural heritage.

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