Results for Convention on Biological Diversity
The report, which comes out every two years, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate....
5 Nov 2018
People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...
Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018
Environment ministers from BRICS nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in dealing with climate change...
21 May 2018
In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity...
Rashid Sumaila 18 May 2018
PARIS - For some, a new cutting-edge technology called gene drive is the silver bullet able to wipe out invasive species decimating island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitos...
6 Dec 2017
A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level...
Arend de Haas 24 Apr 2017
Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40% in the last three decades, and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction, a top conservation body warned Thursday, 8 December...
9 Dec 2016
Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food...
5 Dec 2016
There are political, environmental and social controversies associated with that most delectable of South African beverages: rooibos tea...
Rachel Wynberg 30 Nov 2016
Biodiversity, the variety of life on earth (plants, animals and the ecosystems in which they live), underpins the planet's life support systems and consequently human well-being...
Karen Joan Esler 3 Oct 2016
182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed, at this year's gathering, to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.
Ross Harvey 29 Sep 2016
The global South is full of significant, diverse biological and genetic resources...
Chidi Oguamanam 4 May 2016
The wildlife and bioprospecting sectors have expressed their commitment to greater inclusivity and an equitable sharing of benefits between the private sector and communities at the Biodiversity Economy Indaba which was recently held in Durban...
12 Nov 2015
South Africa was the world's ninth largest producer of genetically modified (GM) crops, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said...
6 Nov 2015
The UN's ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals include a target to halt biodiversity loss by 2030. The SDGs have generated a great deal of comment, with questions raised as to whether the lofty aspirations can be turned into realistic policies...
Richard Pearson 26 Oct 2015
South Africa has for the first time been elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
17 Oct 2014
The fight against rhino poaching was given a further shot in the arm with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Africa and the People's Republic of China on co-operation in the fields of wetland and desert ecosystems and wildlife conservation.
3 Apr 2013
The Department of Environmental Affairs has announced that South Africa is the first country in 2013 and the 12th country overall to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity, popularly referred to as the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. South Africa became Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995.
6 Feb 2013
Sustainability journalist David Le Page writes in BDLive that the world is full of beings and processes that support us in ways we take for granted, just as some take for granted their domestic workers. Yet this symphony of all life on Earth, "biodiversity", is profoundly threatened. The word is almost designed to sound inconsequential.
19 Nov 2012
South Africa remains committed to entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam that will promote cooperation between the two countries and compliance with CITES. The MoU will be addressing, in particular, the illegal trade in rhino horn that has seen a scourge in rhino poaching.
26 Oct 2012
The Department of Environmental Affairs is pleased to announce that the department's Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICM Act) has been short-listed for the prestigious 2012 World Future Policy Award.
10 Sep 2012
Six policies from five countries, one of which is South Africa, have been shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award recognising effective and exemplary policies. The topic of the award this year is the protection of oceans and coasts.
7 Sep 2012
South Africa's efforts to address the ongoing poaching of rhino for its horns will be taken to a new level when South Africa signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). COP 11 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012.
5 Sep 2012
NAIROBI: In the semi-arid Laikipia district of Kenya's Rift Valley province, research scientist Sarah Ogalleh Ayeri travels from one village to another, documenting methods used by peasant farmers as they attempt to adapt to changing climatic conditions.
Isaiah Esipisu 1 Oct 2010
LONDON, UK: Business is biting the hand that feeds as unchecked environmental resource loss threatens to bite the UK economy.
13 Jul 2010
Multinational food giant Nestle has been accused of bio-pirating South Africa's genetic resources.
28 May 2010
UN-led efforts to address climate change, conserve biodiversity and fight poverty could cancel each other out unless the close links between these global challenges are given more attention, says a paper published today (18 February) by the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Carole Kimutai 18 Feb 2008