Tag Archives: Biodiversity

30 March 2015

Draft treaty on transboundary collaboration between Rwanda, DRC and Uganda nearing completion

Experts from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda convened in Kigali to discuss the Treaty of Transboundary Collaboration in the Greater Virunga Landscape. The consultation focused on harmonising comments on the text of the Treaty, taking into account sovereignty concerns of the states on whose territories the protected areas are located. The Treaty seeks to establish a permanent framework for cross-border cooperation to enhance conservation of the biodiversity and improve livelihood of communities in the Greater Virunga Landscape. (more…)

Source: Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration | Closing of the Consultations on GVTC Treaty at Grand Legacy Hotel in Kigali

14 October 2014

Head of MONUSCO: International actors need to do more to preserve national resources and biodiversity of Garamba National Park

During a visit to the Garamba National Park, top UN official Mr. Martin Kobler, who heads the UN Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), urged national and international actors to step up efforts in preserving the natural resources and rich biodiversity of the park located in the north-eastern part of the country. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | DR Congo: UN envoy urges increased efforts to protect biodiversity of Garamba Park

14 October 2014

Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing enters into force

After decades of negotiations the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing received its final necessary ratification and entered into force, enhancing opportunities for the equitable sharing of benefits of the world’s biodiversity. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | FEATURE: UN biodiversity pact seeks to ensure fair, transparent use of world’s genetic resources

22 May 2012

Biodiversity and sustainable production of natural resources threatened by over-consumption and overpopulation

Over-consumption and over-population pose a threat to the future health of our planet, because they both threaten the biodiversity of the Earth. The Earth is put under severe stress according to the ‘Living Planet Report’, a biennial survey on the Earth’s health of The World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The report, appearing ahead of the June Rio plus 20 Summit, documents that since 1970, on an average, a 30% decrease in biodiversity has been noted, with even a 60% decrease in tropical regions. This decrease is notably more rapid in lower income countries.

Source: Al Jazeera | 'Over-consumption' threatening Earth