Global Conservation News May 8

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Statement by Ms. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the closing of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 4 May 2019

Leave No Ambition Behind: Why These 21 Targets Could Save the SDGs

2019 is a milestone year for the SDGs. It includes the first comprehensive review of progress on the entire 2030 Agenda since implementation began in 2016.

A Global Deal for Nature: Climate and Biodiversity Crises are Two Sides of the Same Coin

A Global Deal for Nature: Climate and Biodiversity Crises are Two Sides of the Same … Studies cited in the paper show the direct benefits from biodiversity … to be presented at the 2020 Convention on Biological Diversity in Beijing, …

Africa Set to Lose 50 Percent of Birdlife, Unless Land Areas Are Protected

The world faces an environmental disaster.

United Nations Conference on Biodiversity to put special emphasis on habitat

The theme of last year’s Biodiversity Conference was “Investing in … But the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has always been a poor …

Headline: UN biodiversity conference to lay groundwork for Nature rescue plan

Diplomats from 130 nations gathered in Paris on Monday to validate a grim UN assessment of the state of Nature and lay the groundwork for a rescue plan for life on Earth.

Eyes on China meeting to reverse extinction risk of 1 million species

Biodiversity meeting in China to debate missed targets … Cristiana Paşca Palmer, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Canada’s ‘mediocre’ conservation programs singled out after release of UN report showing natural …

One of the authors, Kai Chan from the University of British Columbia, also specifically warned Canada about its ‘mediocre’ conservation programs.

Canada to ban industrial activities inside marine-protected areas

Prohibition won’t automatically apply to activities in fisheries conservation areas

Canada hosts Nature Summit to boost global action on biodiversity crisis

In 2010, Canada and other parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 …

Canada supports new international research on economic value of protecting nature

… decision-making in the run up to the 15th United Nations Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in China (in 2020).

Nature Champions: Call to Action

… promoting an ambitious set of new targets for the UN Convention on Biodiversity that has clear and measurable objectives for 2030 and effectively …

Could our ongoing sixth extinction be called deliberate?

Over the past decade, a conversation has played out in the scientific community about the ethical implications of intentionally causing the extinction of …

Attacks on Brazil’s ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Brazil is home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species, but its ecological paradises are facing growing threats from big business and criminal outfits who have found a champion in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, experts say.

Conservation minus the people?

… Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Earth Summit’s 1992 Statement of Forest Principles and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Raise taxes on firms that harm nature, OECD tells G7 countries

The OECD report found that finance flows for biodiversity are just a tenth of subsidies paid to fossil fuel companies and agribusiness. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP Governments need to ramp up investment in nature restoration and raise the tax burden on companies that degrade…

IPBES: Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented,’ species extinction rates ‘accelerating’

“The member States of IPBES Plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very … The Report notes that, since 1980, greenhouse gas emissions have …. The distributions of almost half (47%) of land-based flightless mammals, …

Scientists have declared a biodiversity crisis — here’s what that means for business

It is the most comprehensive assessment of global biodiversity completed. Ahead of a major meeting of the U.N. Convention in Beijing next spring, G7 …

EU must prioritise biodiversity and climate change

“Nature gives us life – and we are destroying it. Over the past half-century we have met the challenge of feeding a fast-growing global population with …

Marine Biodiversity in Dangerous Decline, Finds New Report

When countries party to the Convention on Biological Diversity meet in China in 2020 they will have the opportunity to set a new target to set aside at …

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