Biodiversity

Nations adopted four goals and 23 targets for 2030 to foster biodiversity conservation and counter acceleration in the global rate of species extinction at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).

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Biodiversity

Inland waters usually count as terrestrial areas, as was also the case at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15), held in Montreal/Canada in December 2022. But here, their relevance is not sufficiently taken into…

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Biodiversity

Never has there been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet and its people. At COP15, ten initiatives have been declared World Restoration…

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Biodiversity

Is the presence of a high number of species within an ecosystem a sign of its stability? Is it always true that population fluctuations over time reflect poor health or threats to biodiversity? No, according to a new…

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Biodiversity

To support decision-makers in taking action to strengthen biodiversity, experts have published 10 Must Dos from Biodiversity Science. The recommendations range from protecting areas and restoring ecosystems to expanding…

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Biodiversity

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for safeguarding biodiversity, but most Asian countries failed to achieve a global minimum target of protecting at least 17 per cent of land by 2020.

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Biodiversity

By using advanced machine learning techniques an international team led by researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany has reconstructed the distribution of plant diversity around the world and made…

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Biodiversity

Without world-wide crop diversity and its conservation, there would be no food and nutrition security. This is why efforts have to be made to preserve as many species and genetic variants as possible. These were the core…

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Biodiversity

Two major scientific publications have just revealed some surprising findings about the world’s plant biodiversity. The first refutes a widely accepted theory: the climate is not the only factor explaining biodiversity…

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Biodiversity

Africa's protected areas (PAs) are the last stronghold of the continent's unique biodiversity, but they appear increasingly threatened by climate change, substantial human population growth, and land-use change.

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