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Major conference gets underway to find pathway towards 30% ocean protection target

Published 16:21 on February 3, 2023  /  Last updated at 16:21 on February 3, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

Some 3,000 government officials, scientists, conservation professionals, NGOs, and Indigenous groups have gathered in Vancouver, Canada to spend the next week laying the groundwork for meeting the Global Biodiversity Framework of protecting 30% of global oceans by the end of the decade.

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Asset manager addresses biodiversity, climate in natural capital index strategy launch

Published 12:02 on February 3, 2023  /  Last updated at 12:02 on February 3, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

UK-headquartered Northern Trust Asset Management has launched the World Natural Capital Paris-Aligned Index Strategy, an investment tool that integrates climate and natural capital considerations to address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Biodiversity Pulse Weekly: Thursday February 2, 2023

Published 17:01 on February 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 17:01 on February 2, 2023  /  Biodiversity, Newsletters  /  No Comments

A weekly summary of our biodiversity news plus bite-sized updates from around the world. All articles in this edition are free to read (no subscription required).

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Environment ministers from 12 countries urge the EU to better protect the grey wolf

Published 15:39 on February 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 15:41 on February 2, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

The environment ministers of 12 EU member states have written a letter to environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius, urging him to preserve the protection of the grey wolf.

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South Korea announces raft of biodiversity actions, gets to work on 5-year plan

Published 14:05 on February 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 14:05 on February 2, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

South Korea on Thursday announced a number of biodiversity initiatives while confirming that its 5th national biodiversity strategy, covering 2024-28, will be finalised before the end of the year and designed to ensure the nation will meet its commitments under the Global Biodiversity Framework.

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World Climate Foundation launches biodiversity network

Published 12:48 on February 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 12:48 on February 2, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

The World Climate Foundation (WCF) has launched the World Biodiversity Network, a cross-sectoral, partnership-driven initiative that will support the implementation of the Global Biodiversity Framework.

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Australia commits A$3 mln to Indian Ocean marine park conservation projects

Published 07:11 on February 2, 2023  /  Last updated at 09:06 on February 2, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

The Australian government has committed A$3 million ($2.1 mln) in grants to projects in the Christmas Island and Cocos Islands marine parks, however scientists warn that the level of protection in the country’s marine parks is still relatively low.

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India launches mangrove, wetlands initiatives in 2023 budget

Published 18:26 on February 1, 2023  /  Last updated at 18:26 on February 1, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

An initiative to plant mangroves along the coastline and on salt pan lands as well as a wetlands conservation scheme were the main nature-related headlines when India on Wednesday announced its 2023 state budget.

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UK outlines nature restoration plans and green space boost

Published 17:36 on January 31, 2023  /  Last updated at 17:36 on January 31, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

The UK government plans to expand or create 25 national nature reserves and ensure that everyone in the country is no more than a 15-minute walk away from a green space or area of water, it said Tuesday.

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Danish foundation launches biodiversity impact investment initiative

Published 16:17 on January 31, 2023  /  Last updated at 16:17 on January 31, 2023  /  Biodiversity  /  No Comments

The Copenhagen-based Hempel Foundation has launched the Impact Investment Initiative for Biodiversity on Land, which has made its first investments in two funds that back sustainable plantation forestry and reforestation in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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