CBD Parties agree to meet before Nagoya to “finalize” draft Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS).
Another week of the Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity is over and even though the general spirit among the negotiators in Montreal has been positive, the outcome of the talks is mixed.
Another week of the Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity is over and even though the general spirit among the negotiators in Montreal has been positive, the outcome of the talks is mixed.…
21 Jul 2010 | News story
Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are meeting in Montreal from 10 till 16 July to agree on the details of a new global legal agreement to regulate the provision and use of the world’s genetic resources. The results of these negotiations, to be presented to the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to take place in Nagoya, Japan in October this year, will significantly improve the management of the genetic diversity of our planet contributing to the three objectives of the Convention and - ultimately - to human well-being. … | Spanish
15 Jul 2010 | News story
United Nations addresses capacity-building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science
01 Jul 2010 | News story
Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …
12 Apr 2010 | News story
In its intervention during the plenary session of the negotiations on the international regime to regulate access to genetic resources and the distribution of the benefits derived from their use, IUCN urged delegates to include the link between Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in the Protocol. …
31 Mar 2010 | News story
Around 600 delegates representing Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), non-governmental and international organizations, and partners, are currently gathered in the sunny city of Cali in Colombia to give the final push to the negotiations on the international regime to regulate access to genetic resources and the distribution of the benefits derived from their use. …
24 Mar 2010 | News story
IUCN has urged a more holistic approach to elephant conservation at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference in Doha, Qatar. During opening statements prior to discussing any specific elephant proposals at the conference, IUCN had the opportunity to urge Parties to rise above divisive and distracting stalemates in favour of more decisive action on the known problems facing African elephants in many parts of their range. Parties warmly welcomed IUCN’s thoughts. …
23 Mar 2010 | News story
Marine issues have been high on the agenda at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Illegal, unmanaged and unreported fishing, as well as bycatch, is contributing to many species, such as sharks and commercial fish, becoming threatened. Dr. Kent Carpenter, IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment Director, talks about the importance of CITES in helping to ensure the continued survival of marine species. …
22 Mar 2010 | News story
Proposed regulation of trade in red and pink corals (from the family Coralliidae), used in jewellery and other decorative items, was voted down by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. This family of corals currently has no international trade controls. …
22 Mar 2010 | News story
In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
… | French | Spanish | Chinese
16 Feb 2010 | News story