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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP)have called for the restoration of at least one billion degraded hectares of land by 2030. They said this must also be matched by a similar commitment to the oceans, Read more…


African nations have been urged to protect their biodiversity because their economies are embedded within nature and are not external to it. Professor Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Cambridge, made this revelation through a U.K. Read more…


At last, the globe will celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2021. The theme for this year’s celebration is: “We’re part of the solution.” Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, said the slogan Read more…


Nations have been seeking a platform to ensure monitoring and review of the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. To make it a reality, the UN Environment programme (UNEP) has unveiled an app that helps co-ordinate biodiversity strategies: Data Read more…


African nations have been urged to preserve their arable lands to promote food security. Senegalese President Macky Sall was speaking at the recently held food security dialogue. Sall said African nations must not cede their arable land to third countries Read more…


A new study reveals that the continuous shrinking of the Congo basin could leave elephants at risk of starvation. According to research journal Science, rising temperatures have led to a drop in tree fruit production between 1986 and 2018. The Read more…


A new report indicates that global food systems are driving biodiversity losses. Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss, the new Chatham House report, supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Compassion in World Farming, described three actions needed for food system transformation in support of biodiversity, and sets out recommendations to embed food Read more…


For Zimbabwean farmers of Machiki Village in Macheke, the proposed opening of the Causeway Dam has been a cause for concern. This is because they have fears that opening 75 million cubic litres in their terrain would lead to massive Read more…


France will later today Monday January 11, 2021, host the One Planet Summit’ for biodiversity. The event will offer an opportunity to raise the level of ambition of the international community on the protection of nature, while responding to the Read more…


In 2010, the United Nations enacted a Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) which was aimed at addressing the underlying drivers that influence direct pressures on biodiversity. To this end, this process was tagged the Aichi biodiversity 20 targets . One of Read more…