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Mike Shanahan's Blog – August 2010 Archive (6)

Borneo’s Husband-and-Wife Mountain Gods Look Down on Illegal Logging

The news that Norway has sold all of its shares in a Malaysian timber company it accuses of illegal logging has brought back memories of one of the best experiences of my life, and of a pair of sad brown eyes I wish I had not seen. Read the rest of my blog post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 26, 2010 at 10:50 — No Comments

They kill environment journalists, don’t they?

Journalists face many threats for uncovering environmental abuses. Some more solidarity from their safer colleagues around the world would put the media spotlight on a growing problem that nations are obliged to tackle under the Rio Declaration they signed in 1992. Read the rest of this post at my new blog Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 24, 2010 at 8:17 — No Comments

Biodiversity and Climate Change Laws: A Failure to Communicate?

Professor David Hodas at Widener University - School of Law has produced a paper called Biodiversity and Climate Change Laws: A Failure to Communicate?



In it, he warns of a "significant risk" that national and international laws that aim to tackle either climate change or biodiversity in isolation could have perverse… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 22, 2010 at 13:13 — No Comments

How to link ape conservation with poverty reduction in Africa

African countries with populations of endangered apes could do more to ensure that conservation activities bring benefits in the fight against poverty, according to two reports published this week by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and partners.



The reports reveal important lessons from across the continent that policymakers and conservation groups can use to boost both biodiversity and the livelihoods of poor… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 20, 2010 at 9:41 — No Comments

Can your Head of State answer these 11 questions?

Here is a golden opportunity for journalists worldwide to localise a global biodiversity story.



The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has posed a series of questions to Heads of State or Government ahead of their big meeting on biodiversity at the UN headquarters on 22 September.



The questions are listed below and the full background paper is online here in various languages.



Can your… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 11, 2010 at 10:38 — 1 Comment

Ban Ki-moon's biodiversity paper for UN General Assembly session next month

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a background paper to the UN General Assembly ahead of its high-level meeting on biodiversity on 22 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York.



You can download the paper in various languages from this site, and read a summary of it… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on August 10, 2010 at 12:44 — No Comments

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