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Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

Midori prize biodiversity 2016

The biennial international MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The Prize aims to encourage and inspire positive action for biodiversity. Nominations for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 are open and close on 30 June. Recipients of the MIDORI Prize include Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chair of […]

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Kenya launches biodiversity and climate change strategy

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Kenya has launched a five-year strategy to integrate the conservation of genetic resources into national climate change adaptation planning and strategies. The national strategy on genetic resources within the context of climate change for 2016-2021 was launched last month (27 January). “Biodiversity is a valuable asset, which if appropriately leveraged, will provide most solutions to […]

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Crowdsourcing the Serengeti: citizen scientists classify millions of photos online

Serengeti citizen scientists

Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That’s what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savannah camera traps in Tanzania. At this very moment in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, more than 200 hidden cameras are snapping photos day and night, capturing the […]

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Angola to host World Environment Day 2016 global celebrations

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Angola was announced as the host for the World Environment Day 2016 global celebrations. This year, World Environment Day will focus on actions to stop illegal wildlife trade – which is particularly apt in that Angola is trying to conserve its biodiversity-rich wildlife and rebuild its elephant population which are threatened by poaching.    World Environment Day […]

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Environmental Journalists from Mediterranean adopt Malaga Declaration

IUCN Malaga Declaration

The first meeting of Environmental Journalists from Mediterranean News Agencies was organised in December 2015 in Malaga by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the EFE Agency in collaboration with the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN). This important meeting was attended by 14 press agencies and over 50 delegates with the aim of discussing how cooperation can be reinforced […]

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Bushmans Kloof receives biodiversity stewardship award

Bushmans kloof capenature award

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg has received the 2015 CapeNature Biodiversity Stewardship Award for excellence in the field of conservation. The award highlighted Bushmans Kloof’s commitment to saving the endemic Clanwilliam Cedar tree, which is categorised as endangered on the Red Data List. Bushmans Kloof has been driving a project for the last 13 […]

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Project identifies big opportunities for decision-makers in valuing ecosystem services

Ecosystem Services & Agriculture_kberrisford

The sustainable use and proper management and conservation of healthy ecosystems and the important ecosystems services they provide our world, has long been linked with achieving sustainable development. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals which will guide the world’s sustainable development agenda until 2030, the importance of ecosystem conservation has been globally agreed on […]

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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days! Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis (film maker and founder of Comic Relief) and its aim is to make the global sustainable development […]

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Scuba divers to help save marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean


A new conservation campaign is reaching out to scuba divers in the Mediterranean to assist with the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species – which pose a threat to the region’s biodiversity. Scuba divers will be able to upload information and photographs of invasive species to an online platform called MedMis, which will map locations and help […]

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Creating a #NewVision for the Future of our Planet

#NewVision Future

Today marks World Environment Day – celebrated annually around the world on 5 June. This year the theme is “Seven billion dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – reminding us that our futures and our aspirations for a better world are inextricably interlinked and that the solutions to global challenges like climate change will only […]

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