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DWINDLING RIVERS AND ACTION TO RESCUE THEM

River systems have undergone more severe changes than any other ecosystem type in recent decades, primarily due to human activities. UNESCO’s Third World Water Development Report predicts that nearly half of humanity will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030. In water scarce South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust is addressing the problem through its Healthy Rivers Programme.

The third edition of the Convention on Biological…

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Added by Hayley on October 19, 2010 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

ALL EYES ON BIODIVERSITY - 10TH CBD CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES

The 2010 target, adopted by more than 190 countries including South Africa, to “significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss”, under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2002, will be reassessed at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan from 18-29 October 2010.



The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is one of the most signed onto treaties in the world, and deals with the need to sustain the rich diversity of life on Earth. In 2002… Continue

Added by Hayley on October 19, 2010 at 19:16 — No Comments

AILING MARINE ENVIRONMENTS - Declining Dugongs and seagrass destruction

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, yet less than 1% of these critical systems are under any form of legal protection. The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) indicates that the world’s marine ecosystems are in peril. Along southern Africa’s east coast, the Dugong is one marine mammal in urgent need of protection.

If we do not…

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Added by Hayley on October 19, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

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