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Mike Shanahan's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

Is it time to kill off ‘biodiversity’?

Data from Google, graffiti on Wikipedia and a phone call with my Dad all suggest that biodiversity is not the best term to use to raise public awareness of a growing threat to our wellbeing. Read the rest of this blog post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 28, 2010 at 17:03 — No Comments

One step further towards the adoption of the Aichi Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

This press release was just issued by the secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity today (21 Sept)



One step further towards the adoption of the Aichi Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing



Montreal, 21 September 2010 – Working late into the night, Governments continued to negotiate the core issues for an international protocol on the provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet. The drafting committee… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 21, 2010 at 22:01 — No Comments

UN General Assembly Event to Spur Action to Stem Further Biodiversity Loss

The following is a UN press release issued today (21 September 2010).



UN General Assembly Event to Spur Action to Stem Further Biodiversity Loss

With the continued loss of biodiversity representing a major obstacle for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the UN General Assembly will consider strategies for speeding up the implementation of measures to protect and conserve species and ecosystems around the world.



The one-day… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 21, 2010 at 19:29 — No Comments

Talks to finalise new international rules on genetic resources begin today

Governments are on the brink of agreeing new international rules on the use and provision of genetic resources that will play an important role in both conserving biological resources and ensuring that they contribute to human wellbeing.



The new legally binding ‘protocol’ is intended to not only

make it easier for people to use biological resources for commercial, scientific conservation purposes, but also to ensure that any benefits that arise are shared fairly with the… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 18, 2010 at 4:09 — No Comments

What gorillas can teach children about being human

The world’s most famous gorilla died 18 years ago today. I’m grateful for what he taught me while he lived. Read the rest of my blog post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 16, 2010 at 14:39 — No Comments

World’s governments set to agree three big boosts for biodiversity and human security

UN CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - PRESS RELEASE



Montreal 15 September 2010. Next month, governments from around the world will gather in Nagoya, Japan to make three key decisions that will determine whether current and future generations continue to benefit from nature’s riches.



On the table is a comprehensive ten-year strategy that – if enacted – would revolutionise the way we manage and interact with the world about us, and… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 15, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Good news and good news about biodiversity blogs

I have been looking into biodiversity blogs and I think there is good news and good news.



It makes a nice change.



First, there are lots of good blogs about many different aspects of biodiversity. Here's my list of old favourites and new discoveries.



Second, there is plenty of space for many new biodiversity blogs to start up and get established. Here are… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on September 10, 2010 at 5:00 — No Comments

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