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Forest Biodiversity

Springer -2 days ago

Understorey phylogenetic diversity in thermophilous deciduous forests: overstorey species identity can matter more than species richness

Abstract Background Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So far, none focused on the phylogenetic aspect, which represents the deepest component of diversity in a com...

CBD -2 days ago

ASEAN environment leaders call for cross-sectoral cooperation for biodiversity

LOS BANOS, Laguna, July 13 -- Recognising that biodiversity is a cross-cutting concern, environment leaders of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) are set to collaborate with other sectors such as tourism, infrastructure, health, agriculture, cities and urban development, and business, in working towards the sustainability of the Region's biological resources....

CBD -2 days ago

HLPF Side Event Highlights Community-based Model of Landscape Management

15 July 2019: An event on the sidelines of the 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) highlighted the ways in which a community-based model of landscape management can enhance the resilience of local ecosystems, protect biodiversity and support sustainable livelihoods of rural communities....

timberbiz -3 days ago

FWPA RD&E projects to support industry

FWPA has supported a range of RD&E projects, funded jointly by industry and the Australian Government, under its voluntary matched funding program. Voluntary matching has allowed FWPA to work with some of the best minds in the country on the development of technologies and initiatives that will have significant benefits for industry long into the future. Source: Timberbiz The scheme allows FWP...

CBD -3 days ago

Why Biodiversity Matters: Mapping the Linkages between Biodiversity and the SDGs

Biodiversity is a concept difficult to understand or appreciate, let alone regulate and communicate....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Colombian investors push Pacific port project, threatening biodiversity hotspot

Emboldened by a right-wing president and congressional approval, a Colombian public-private partnership is working through a licensing process to build a deepwater “megaport” on the country’s northern Pacific coast. Arquimedes S.A., the shareholder group behind the project, aims to build the country’s second major port on the Pacific coast to accommodate supertankers, an industrial park [&...

IISD -4 days ago

Policy Brief: Why Biodiversity Matters: Mapping the Linkages between Biodiversity and the SDGs

A series of major global scientific assessments underscore that biodiversity underpins sustainable development, and coordinated policy responses are needed to address global challenges as a whole. The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference adopted a number of decisions showcasing the interlinkages between biodiversity and the SDGs....

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity

The lesser-known Cerrado biome in Brazil is a hotspot of biodiversity, but it is being destroyed at an alarming rate by unsustainable agricultural activities. A study calls attention to this forgotten region and urges the international community to support measures for its protection....

CBD -4 days ago

The loss of biodiversity comes at a price

Almost 300,000? is what the Doñana fire cost in terms of biodiversity, according to an estimate done by a University of Cordoba research group....

CBD -4 days ago

Canada needs to triple the amount of protected land and water to tackle 'nature emergency': report

Biodiversity is declining faster than at any other time in human history, study finds...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Agriculture, mining, hunting push critically endangered gorillas to the brink

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) holds 60 percent of the Congo rainforest, the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon. Because of this, the country serves as an essential carbon sink, storing an estimated 22.9 gigatons of carbon. It is also one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, hosting a dizzying […]...