Governments Urged to Involve Indigenous People in Conservation of Biodiversity

Governments Urged to Involve Indigenous People in Conservation of Biodiversity By Gift Briton With Sustainable Development Goal(SDG)15 pointing out the need to protect at least 30% of world’s land and oceans by 2030, experts urge countries to include indigenous and local people in the management and control of the protected areas by recognizing their knowledge and rights in […]
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African Leaders Call for Equal Commitment in Biodiversity Finance

African Leaders Call for Equal Commitment in Biodiversity Finance By Sharon Atieno African leaders have called for equal financial commitment from global leaders to meet the financial gap required to meet biodiversity targets. They were speaking at the sidelines of the inaugural African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. The annual funding budget […]
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Considering Values of Nature in Decision Making, Crucial for Preserving Biodiversity

Considering Values of Nature in Decision Making, Crucial for Preserving Biodiversity By Gift Briton With over one million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction due to biodiversity loss, a newly released report reveals that taking into account the multiple values of nature in political and economic decisions may be vital in preserving […]
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icipe Promoting Biodiversity for Climate Change through Research, Innovation

icipe Promoting Biodiversity for Climate Change through Research, Innovation By Mary Hearty Climate change remains a serious environmental challenge that could undermine the drive for sustainable development. At the moment, its impacts are already being felt on ecosystems and livelihoods through intense droughts, water scarcity, severe fires, rising sea levels, flooding, among others. According to the World […]
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African Scientists Launch Biodiversity Genomics Revolution

African Scientists Launch Biodiversity Genomics Revolution By Busani Bafana Though Africa is home to the second largest collection of biodiversity on earth, many of its unique plants, animals and microbes are facing extinction due to human activities and climate change. Tragically, very little is known about many of these species — a dearth of knowledge […]
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$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss

$43Mn to Boost Developing Countries’ Efforts to Reverse Species Loss With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently under negotiation is approved. In Africa, these countries include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina […]
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Scientists Unearth More Information on the World’s Largest Flying Reptile

By University of California – Berkeley Look around any wetland today and you’re likely to see 3-foot-tall egrets or 4-foot-tall herons wading in the shallows in stealthy search of fish, insects or crustaceans. But 70 million years ago, along the Rio Grande River in Texas, a more impressive and scarier creature stalked the marshes: the […]
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