Global Conservation News Sep. 9

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Will Deforestation and Warming Push the Amazon to a Tipping Point?

In an e360 interview, Carlos Nobre, Brazil’s leading expert on the Amazon and climate change, discusses the key perils facing the world’s largest rainforest, where a record number of fires are now raging, and lays out what can be done to stave off a ruinous transformation of the region.

Headline: Achieving Global Consensus on How to Slow Down Loss of Land

Expectation are high, perhaps too high, as the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) now into the third day of its two-week session being held outside the smog-filled Indian capital of New Delhi.

Tree cover is not enough for sustainable development, a global map of forests naturalness is also required

Global forest status assessments are biased toward tree cover and do not properly consider ecological properties of forest ecosystems.

Combatting species loss using nature

Life on earth has always been marked by periods of extinction. 65 million years ago dinosaurs were wiped out, making way for other mammals to evolve, while before them the vertebrate species known as the trilobite dominated the planet.

Amazon wildfires threaten global climate, scientists warn

The effects of a record number of fires burning in the Amazon since January may go far beyond Brazil’s and its neighbours’ borders, with wider impacts on the global climate, scientists warn.

The World’s Biodiversity Collapse Is a Business Issue

“Everyone needs to be seriously concerned,” said Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, executive secretary for the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity, …

18th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered …

Because by regulating trade in over 36,000 species, the Convention has … I am here referring yes, to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the …

Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to ‘Cascading Collapse …

Cristiana Paşca Palmer, executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, called the fires that have torn through more than 1,300 …

Government officials, experts and activists from around the world gather in Nairobi this week to open talks on a global agreement to safeguard life on Earth, in all its forms. The 27-30 August meeting marks the official start of negotiations toward a new global framework for biodiversity.

Presentation by Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of UN Biodiversity Convention, for EU Environmental ministerial, Helsinki, Finland, July 11 2019

CBD News: “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” is set to frame next year’s UN Biodiversity Conference, to be held in October in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.

CBD Notification SCBD/SSSF/AS/SG/LJ/88237 (2019-073): Thematic Workshop on Ecosystem Restoration for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 6 to 8 November 2019 and Supporting pre-workshops – 4 to 5 November 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SCBD/OES/CPP/JMF/88326 (SCBD/OES/CPP/JMF/88326): Invitation to provide proposals on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

China-Africa ties in biodiversity conservation highlighted at Kenyan forum

NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — The international biodiversity conference taking place in Kenya’s Maasai Mara University has shed light on the growing contribution of China towards conservation of rare species in Africa.

China to share its eco-experience at biodiversity meeting

China is expected to contribute its vision of an ecological civilization to help address the planet’s biodiversity crisis as it holds a United Nations biodiversity conference next year.

Fit for porpoise: China races to save last Yangtze river mammal

A decades-long conservation effort saved the giant panda, China’s national symbol, from the brink of extinction. There are around 1,900 giant pandas …

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