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  • New MoU for sustainable natural rubber09/02/2019

    New MoU for sustainable natural rubber

    The Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) and the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) have agreed to build cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

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  • EU agriculture not viable for the future08/05/2019

    EU agriculture not viable for the future

    Researchers analyse EU Commission reform plans for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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  • New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the SDGs07/31/2019

    New roadmap to maximize the forest sector’s contribution to the SDGs

    Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO of CMPC, launches WBCSD’s Forest Sector SDG Roadmap on behalf of leading forest companies at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.

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  • Manuals for more biodiversity in spice cultivation07/22/2019

    Manuals for more biodiversity in spice cultivation

    In India, spices are cultivated in important biodiversity hotspots. However, changes in cultivation practices endanger both the productive base and biodiversity. Two new manuals for drawing up ‘Biodiversity Action Plans’ now provide support for spice producers.

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  • Study: Global farming trends threaten food security07/15/2019

    Study: Global farming trends threaten food security

    Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. Monocultures are increasing worldwide, taking up more land than ever. At the same time, many of the crops being grown rely on pollination by insects and other animals. This puts food security at increased risk, as a team of researchers with help from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) writes in the journal "Global Change Biology".

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  • Impending threats to biodiversity07/10/2019

    Impending threats to biodiversity

    How does the expansion or intensification of arable farming affect global agricultural markets and biodiversity?

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  • Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity07/04/2019

    Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity

    A new publication by the Global Nature Fund presents business ideas that combine the protection of biodiversity in and around protected areas with successful economic activities. The guide for the development of Pro Biodiversity Business was created in the EcoKarst project and presented to interested companies, regional development agencies and civil society at a final conference in Slovenia in June.

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  • Researchers from Göttingen publish global database of regional plant life07/01/2019

    Researchers from Göttingen publish global database of regional plant life

    Declining biodiversity due to man-made habitat destruction and climate change means that information about plant diversity and its distribution across the planet is now crucial for biodiversity conservation. With the Global Inventory of Floras and Traits (GIFT), a team of researchers from the Department of Biodiversity, Macroecology and Biogeography at the University of Göttingen has taken an important step forward in documenting and understanding global plant diversity. The results appear in the Journal of Biogeography.

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  • An overwhelming majority of Europeans are concerned about the loss of biodiversity and support stronger EU action to protect nature06/13/2019

    An overwhelming majority of Europeans are concerned about the loss of biodiversity and support stronger EU action to protect nature

    According to a new survey, Europeans are increasingly concerned about the state of the natural world. In an overwhelming consensus, 96 % of the more than 27.000 interviewed citizens said that we have a responsibility to protect nature and that this is also essential for tackling climate change.

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  • Wetlands, an opportunity for companies06/07/2019

    Wetlands, an opportunity for companies

    Living Lakes 2019, the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands that assesses the state of conservation of water and its ecosystems every two years, took place in Valencia last May.

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