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The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to announce that the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019, commorated on 22 May, is: "Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health". Click on the...
On Wednesday, Pacific leaders are joining United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in Fiji to discuss climate change and what the international community must do to address it. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Difficulties in scaling up theoretical and experimental results have raised controversy over the consequences of biodiversity loss for the functioning of natural ecosystems. Using a global survey of reef fish assemblages, we show that in contrast to...
From Amazon rainforests to the Arctic Circle, indigenous peoples are leveraging ancestral know-how to protect habitats that have sustained them for hundreds and even thousands of years, according to a landmark UN assessment of biodiversity. Click on...
Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken. Click...
After a week of negotiations in Paris, the United Nations’ biodiversity science and body, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), finalised the first global assessment of the state of planet’s...
Vanuatu signed and ratified the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) joining other 190 CBD parties to protect our global biodiversity. Vanuatu’s first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) was developed and...
CEPF works to protect biodiversity by empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) such as nonprofit groups, indigenous peoples organizations and farmers’ cooperatives. Click on the link below for further details. 
This free, seven-week MOOC will provide you with the tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance; conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals; and develop a biodiversity...
A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. Click on the link below to read the full article.