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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...
Nations have just one more year to reach the global marine conservation goal to protect 10 percent of the world’s oceans by 2020. Although 7 percent is already legally protected, many new declarations are massive, offshore areas...
In 2010, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, to catalyze national and international conservation efforts and reverse negative...
Ministry of Agriculture’s director for crop research William Wigmore launched the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Report at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters recently. Click on the link below to read...
There’s a big caveat to go along with this news, though. These protected spaces are not distributed evenly across the globe, still falling well below 17 percent in over half of the world's countries, a study from the European Commission Joint...
The ‘protected and conserved areas’ paradigm offers the global community an important means through which to respect human rights and appropriately recognize and support millions of square kilometers of lands and waters that are important for...
The spotlight was on the Pacific islands at the Protected Areas day during the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) in Sharm El Sheikh.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt concluded with a broad international agreement on reversing the global destruction of nature and biodiversity loss threatening all forms of life on Earth. To combat this crisis, governments representing...
The UN Biodiversity Conference was held from 13-29 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, under the theme ‘Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet’...Emerging technologies and the process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity...
This is a major step towards achieving Target 11 and will be an important legacy from the meeting. Recognition of ‘conserved areas’ will contribute not only to coverage targets but also to ecological representation, important areas for biodiversity...