Tag Archive for 'Convention on Biological Diversity'

Globalisation increasing number of new species arriving in British Isles

July 11th, 2012 by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A report, ‘Non-Native Species in Great Britain: establishment, detection and reporting to inform effective decision making’, has found that there has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain. In the six decades from 1950 over 600 non-native species have arrived in Britain. Invasive non-native species are considered […]

The International Day for Biological Diversity is 22 May

February 7th, 2011 by Events

The 22 May 2011 has been designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. This year the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) celebrations are part of the International Year of Forests. For more information about this celebration please visit the Convention on Biological Diversity website.

Global agreements like REDD ignore primary causes of forest destruction

January 25th, 2011 by International Union of Forest Research Organizations

A study on “Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance“, issued on 24 January 2011 by some of the world’s top experts on forest governance finds fault with a spate of international accords, and helps explain their failure to stop rampant destruction of the world’s most vulnerable forests. The report suggests that global […]

Back Biodiversity 100, Save our Wildlife

October 15th, 2010 by George Monbiot

This article by George Monbiot and Guillaume Chapron was published in The Guardian on 4 October 2010 in support of The Guardian’s Biodiversity 100 call to action. In less than a month, unless we can rouse sufficient public indignation to avert it, a widespread suspicion that humanity is incapable of looking after this planet will […]