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Mongabay -yesterday

30×30 is not a one-size-fits-all biodiversity target (commentary)

The recently issued Kunming Declaration from the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference lays the foundation for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) to be negotiated next year. Its stated goal is to reverse the extinction crisis and build an “ecological civilization,” and it includes an important reference to a new proposed area-based […]...

CBD -yesterday

Vlog: An immersive tour of the 'kingdom of animals and plants' at COP15

Southwest China's Yunnan Province, also known as the "kingdom of animals and plants," ranks first in terms of biodiversity in China, making it the perfect choice for the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15)....

CBD -yesterday

Interview: Concrete actions need to be "fine-tuned" following COP15 Kunming Declaration, says expert

Government officials "now need to roll up their sleeves and agree to concrete actions" on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for the next decade set out by the Kunming Declaration, a U.S. environmental expert has said....

CBD -yesterday

Chinese strategy offers hope in tackling biodiversity losses

A Chinese mechanism-the ecological conservation red line-could provide an effective solution to tackling global biodiversity losses. Experts said the strategy, which has been successfully adopted in biodiversity programs in China, could cover more species not protected by nature reserves and also coordinate ecosystem protection and socioeconomic development....

CBD -yesterday

COP15 exhibit shows China's 1st 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton

China's first 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton is on display at the ongoing COP15 held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province to showcase China's biodiversity conservation practice and achievement....

CBD -yesterday

COP15: International cooperation in biodiversity protection

Over the past few days, the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) has been underway in Yunnan province. This area is well-known as a treasure trove of biodiversity in southwest China. Just a few months ago, a herd of wandering Asian elephants in the region received extensive media coverage both in China and abroad, offering the public a ...

CBD -yesterday

China's ecological red line system, BRI to help countries achieve post-2020 targets

China expressed a strong ambition to further strengthen biodiversity protection at the first global meeting convened by the UN on ecological civilization on Monday, and analysts who highlighted China's achievements in and contributions to the global biodiversity agenda believe many of China's practices, such as its ecological red line program, could help the world better achieve post-2020 targets ...

CBD -yesterday

UN biodiversity conference held in Kunming

The United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity known as COP15 took place this week in the spring city of China's Kunming. It was the largest global gathering on the topic in a decade and is expected to provide a global roadmap for conserving and restoring biodiversity, and ecosystems for the next 10 years....

CBD -yesterday

UK artist's work in Kunming sends nature protection message at COP15

As government officials from around the world hold talks at the UN biodiversity conference COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, a new art installation, Nature and the City, set up in the city's planning museum, is reminding the public that everyone can do their part to protect nature, not just the governments....

CBD -yesterday

COP15 adopts Kunming Declaration, a message of unity to facilitate future negotiations on biodiversity

A declaration on joint efforts and momentum to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity was passed on Wednesday in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15)....

CBD -yesterday

Yunnan leads the way in protecting rare flora and fauna

"By taking multiple measures to protect biodiversity, Yunnan has successfully protected about 100 species of animals and plants with extremely small populations from the risk of extinction over the past decade," said Yang Wenzhong, an expert from the Yunnan Academy of Forestry during the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties of UN to Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP15, currently unde...

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