Showing posts with label biodiversidad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biodiversidad. Show all posts

Monday, September 07, 2015

Deforestation slows, 'but we need to do better' on sustainable forest use (UN agriculture chief)

 UN, 7 September 2015 – While the world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and woodlands are converted to agriculture and other uses, over the past 25 years, the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 per cent, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report published today.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Scientists call for overhaul of wildlife protection in Australia

Scientists have called for an overhaul of government strategy intended to protect Australian plants and animals, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Zealand's freshwater wildlife facing mass extinction

Almost three quarters of New Zealand's native fresh water species are facing extinction, and government plans to step up farming will worsen the problem, ecologists warned Monday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More work needed to assess risks to Antarctic wildlife

More resources and coordination are needed to assess the unique wildlife of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean after an international agreement earlier this month to set out a biodiversity plan for the continent, a New Zealand Antarctic expert said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colombia, Norway gear up to tackle tropical deforestation

Colombian and Norwegian leaders on Tuesday urge world leaders to make tackling tropical deforestation a top priority in the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris late this year, the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister said in a statement.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Europe: Trading away its natural wealth?

At Green Week in Brussels - the biggest annual conference on European environment policy - reform to two key nature laws is being debated. Results could extend to food security in Europe. 

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

Preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem essential for the economy and welfare

International conference “EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – towards implementation” took place under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 26 - 27 May in Riga. During the conference Latvian Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development Kaspars Gerhards stressed the essential role of biodiversity and ecosystem preservation to the economy and human long-term welfare.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UN chief sees biodiversity key to sustainable development (International Day for Biological Diversity)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday called on everyone to recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet, saying that biodiversity is essential to sustainable development and eradicating poverty.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

If increases in greenhouse gases stay on pace, species will go extinct at an ever-increasing rate, according to a study published last week (May 1) in Science. In the worst-case scenario, global warming will contribute to wiping out one of every six species.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Αλάσκα: Εξόντωση ταράνδων για τη διάσωση χλωρίδας απομακρυσμένου νησιού (Caribou to be Hunted...)

Κυνηγοί από μία κρατική υπηρεσία θα ταξιδέψουν σε ένα απομακρυσμένο νησί στις Αλεούτιες Νήσους προκειμένου να εξοντώσουν τους ταράνδους του νησιού, ένα χωροκατακτητικό είδος που απειλεί τη βλάστηση του οικοσυστήματος.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Aquatic Pandas: 3,000 artificially-bred rare fish freed into river

Researchers freed 3,000 artificially-bred Chinese sturgeons, a rare fish that has lived through the dinosaur age, into the country's longest river, the Yangtze, to save the species from extinction.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Chinese reseacher reveals cause for sudden diversification of species

Palaeontologists around the world have been searching for centuries for the answer to what caused the sudden diversification of species on earth at the beginning of the Cambrian Period. The search recently came to a close when a German-based Chinese researcher, Lin Na, found the reason has to do with niche formation and tectonic plate movements.

Friday, December 05, 2014

One third of world soils degraded (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that a third of all soils are degraded, due to erosion, compaction, soil sealing, soil organic matter and nutrient depletion, acidification, pollution and other processes caused by unsustainable land management practices.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Una operación eliminará ratas para conservar la biodiversidad de una isla

  Photo rohrmannspace.net
La mayor operación de eliminación de ratas con veneno en la historia empezará en febrero para conservar la biodiversidad de una de las Islas Georgias, en el Atlántico Sur que pertenecen al Reino Unido.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Warming Oceans Impact Future of Shrimp

Shrimp is America’s most popular seafood, but now it seems like the bad news for shrimp lovers is coming from every direction. Last winter, higher water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine forced the cancellation of Maine’s Northern shrimp season, and now scientists are saying it could happen again. And a new report from Oceana, which did DNA testing on 143 shrimp products, found that as much as 30 percent of shrimp sold in grocery stores and markets is being misrepresented, with species substitution rampant...................ecowatch.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

More Than Half of World’s Wildlife Population Lost: World Wide Fund for Nature

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.

"At a time when the world has seen the loss of more than half of the planet's wildlife populations, countries are neither moving fast enough nor doing enough to prevent further decline," the statement reads.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Australia targets wildlife extinction

Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats.

Hunt said Australia had the worst rate of mammal loss in the world and the nation's "greatest failure" in environmental policy was protecting threatened species.

"Our flora and fauna are part of what makes us Australian," he said in a speech late Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Guangzhou using invasive species against mosquito-borne fever

Southern Chinese authorities' introduction of an invasive fish species to combat a surge in dengue fever has sparked fears that the practice will break the environmental balance.

The water bureau in Guangzhou Municipality, China's third-largest city, has reacted to the mosquito-borne disease by adding mosquitofish to "controllable static waters." While the fish are named for their diet of mosquito larvae, they are also known for harming indigenous species worldwide.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ocean Acidification from Climate Change Could Cost $1 Trillion

The United Nations Environment Programme and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) released a report this week at a conference in Korea, compiling studies on the impact of increased ocean acidification, caused by absorbing carbon dioxide, on the marine and coastal ecosystems. 

The report updated a 2009 report, since the amount of research into ocean acidification has grown, along with concerns about the effect it is having on marine organisms and the economies dependent on them.

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