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Biodiversity and ecosystem protection highlighted on Mother Earth Day

New York: Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems.

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

New York: More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest. 

Minorities are 'key partners' in saving planet's biodiversity – UN expert

New York: The global initiative to save the planet's biodiversity on land and water must not be allowed to threaten the world's most vulnerable people, a top human rights expert said on Thursday.

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.

India's invasive alien fish poses threat to biodiversity hotspots

Extreme climate events may aid the spread of alien species in biodiversity hotspots, such as the 2018 and 2019 flood-driven release of alien species like the alligator gar from illegal aquaculture farms in Kerala to its natural water bodies. Compliance and enforcement of existing environment protection laws in India can check the spread of alien species, reports Mongabay India writer Sahana Ghosh

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

New York: As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.

Hunger rising in mountain regions due to biodiversity loss, climate change

New York: Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate change, according to a joint study published on Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners.

France joins international program to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Moscow/Sputnik: France has joined 64 other nations for the so-called Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by the end of the decade, French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili said on Tuesday.

UN report highlights links between ‘unprecedented biodiversity loss’ and spread of disease

New York: The continued degradation of the environment is increasing the likelihood of diseases spreading from animals to humans, warns a UN report on biodiversity, released on Tuesday.

Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief

New York/IBNS: Because the production of everything we eat transforms the environment, the United Nations agriculture chief told a high-level UN meeting on biodiversity that careful discussions are needed to decide on the scale of acceptable transformations.

Mobile protected areas needed to preserve biodiversity in the high seas

Washington/IBNS: World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists argue this week, to introduce new techniques that allow protected zones to shift as species move under climate change.

Shrinking biodiversity poses major risk to the future of global food and agriculture, landmark UN report shows

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): With the biodiversity of plants cultivated for food shrinking, the global population’s health, livelihoods and environment are under severe threat. This warning from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) comes as the UN agency releases a new report – the first of its kind – on the state of the world’s biodiversity in food and agriculture.

Major reports on biodiversity, ecosystem services to be launched at UN-backed meeting in Medellin

New York, Mar 16 (JEN): With our planet’s flora and fauna facing unprecedented threats, science and policy experts are set to gather next week in Medellin, Colombia, for a United Nations-backed meeting to consider five landmark reports aiming to inform better decisions by Governments, businesses and even individuals on biodiversity, and issues of land degradation and restoration.

Canada: A news study promotes action on climate change

Toronto, Apr 4 (IBNS): A new study “Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being” by Tero Mustonen and Kaisu Mustonen has been published on Friday in science, indicating some species moving to cooler areas of the planet to survive the climate change, media reports said.