Global Conservation News Mar. 4

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.

CBD Notification SCBD/OES/CPP/DC/87949 (2019-026): Dates of the Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity for the biennium 2019-2020 (PDF)

US and Canadian Indigenous groups want sea health study, marine traffic halt – Daily Commercial News

Indigenous groups in Canada and the United States are calling for a study of how human activity has degraded the waters off British Columbia’s …

Conservation groups cheer passage of sweeping, but imperfect, public lands bill

Conservation groups are hailing yesterday’s House passage of the National Resources Management Act (NRMA), which passed the Senate in a vote …

Hitting nature where it hurts: Iran feels the pernicious effects of US sanctions on biodiversity …

Efforts to protect its biodiversity, however, have been challenged by … Iran to integrate its obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity into …

Biodiversity and the New World Order

In the past week or so there has been a buzz in the news about biodiversity and the relationship between humanity and the environment. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her cohorts in Washington have launched the Green New Deal which is a framework to bring America and American legislation to an environmentally responsible stance. Almost simultaneously, the United Nations published its Convention on Biological Diversity. Interestingly, both are being championed by women. Cortez in Washington and Cristiana Pașca Palmer at the UN.

Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions: study

Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL researchers. They found that since 1500, alien species have been solely responsible for 126 extinctions, 13% of the total number studied.

Europe’s forests threatened by biodiversity collapse, warn campaigners

A logging operation at Poland’s spectacular 55-mile-long Vistula lagoon is casting a “dark omen” of deforestation and biodiversity collapse across Europe’s forests, campaigners say.

Biodiversity: Africa’s key to food security and sustainable livelihoods

Unfolding events all over the world are pointing in one direction; that is the imminence of climate change which may prove irreversible. The timing, magnitude of impacts and places where impacts would be felt might vary, but climate change has proven to be inescapable. Choices before nations and regions…

Guidelines for using A global standard for the identification of Key Biodiversity Areas : version 1.0

The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) identification is based on consistent, scientifically rigorous yet practical methods. The KBA Guidelines provide an overview of the steps for identifying and delineating KBAs, together with explanation of how the KBA criteria,…

Headline: Guterres underlines climate action urgency, as UN weather agency confirms record global warming

The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one, said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas

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