Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Logo Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – ipbes.net – is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key [email protected] ReportsGlobal Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2021 IPBES 8 IPBES-IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop Report …

Desert Notebook

Photo It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who confronted the Pima and the Papago in …

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

Logo The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – cbd.int – is a Convention under the UN system, one of the three Río Conventions, which aims its work to preserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use. The CBD is governed by the Conference of the Parties (member countries), who have the power to make decisions under this UN body. …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. FeaturesBelize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – EcoclubImproving financial sustainability through conservation based tourism in protected …

15th Biodiversity COP (2021)

Poster Kunming, China hosts the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed until October 11-24, 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #Biodiversity2021, #SBSTTA, #Post2020 Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests of the organizers and participants, …

Biodiversity Links

Buzzwords Links related to biodiversity presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesPeople are essential to linking biodiversity dataBiodiversity Crisis Explained – VoxIf conservationists want business to be part of the solution, we also have to change – @mij_matt @unepwcmcDestrucción neta de biodiversidad – La JornadaNew biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamedhttp://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/only-a-handful-of-countries-on-track-to-meet-their-biodiversity-goals.xmlhttp://biographic.com/posts/sto/the-shortfalls-of-biodiversity – @bioGraphic @pkareivahttp://abc.net.au/news/2016-12-28/landmark-changes-to-nsw-land-clearing-laws/8123918http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12747 …

May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.Hashtags: #IDB2021, #BioDiversityDay, #DíaDeLaDiversidadBiólogica, #ForNatureFacebook: UNBiodiversity Questions What are current efforts in biodiversity education? Are there recommended live and recorded videos focused on current issues in biodiversity? What are the relevant accounts/pages/groups to …

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Buzzwords Aichi Biodiversity Targets = Five strategic goals and 20 ambitious targets toward the conservation of biodiversity. Their purpose is to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity over the 2011-2020 decade by all countries and stakeholders promoting the coherent and effective implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: conservation of …

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) – biodiversitylibrary.org – improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . BHL is a consortium of natural history and botanical …