Tag: biodiversity and conservation

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Press Release: Humanity at Crossroads Warns UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Report – 2020-09

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5), launched by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns, 'humanity is at a crossroads'. Released on 15 September, the report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges people to rethink their relationship with nature, and to consider the profound consequences to their own wellbeing and survival that can result from continued biodiversity loss...
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Declaration: Voices of the Communities: A New Deal for rural communities and wildlife and natural resources

In June, 2019, at  Africa’s Wildlife Economy Summit, hosted by the African Union and United Nations Environment Programme in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, community representatives called on African Governments, the private sector and international organizations issued a Declaration in which they called for a New Deal that recognizes the integral role of communities in the ownership, management...

Open letter to WHO and UN Environment Programme

Dear Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Ms. Inger Andersen, COVID-19: Holistic, equitable solutions are required to improve human and planetary health and reduce zoonotic pandemic risks  We, the undersigned individuals and organisations, commend the work the UN is doing to tackle the COVID-19 disease pandemic and its socio-economic consequences. The recently released UN Framework for the...

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them

Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them - IIED. Author: Dilys Roe. 2020-04 As the content of the post-2020 biodiversity framework is being developed, Dilys Roe discusses the role of sustainable use in reducing biodiversity loss and saving wild species, and some of the potential implications of COVID-19. Before the sudden and dramatic disruption caused by the...
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