Small Steps Towards Ensuring Biodiversity

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By Devinder Kumar
IDN-InDepth NewsReport

NEW DELHI (IDN) - While official statements about the outcome of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, read rather upbeat, a global environment organisation, Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), has criticized negotiators for focusing on false solutions to biodiversity loss and favouring corporate polluters over people and the planet.

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UN Meet To Focus on Planet's Biodiversity

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By Devinder Kumar
IDN-InDepth NewsReport

NEW DELHI (IDN) - What is in store for the natural world? Are governments implementing their commitments on preserving biodiversity? These and related issues are on the agenda of the UN biodiversity summit in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

It will not only review progress so far but is also expected to come up with decisions that will provide further momentum for implementation of the targets, according to conference sources.

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Africa Addresses Desertification and Biodiversity Loss

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Africa Addresses Desertification and Biodiversity LossBy Jutta Wolf
IDN-InDepth NewsReport

BERLIN (IDN) - An integrated approach to address Africa's abiding challenges of desertification and biodiversity loss, and the new climate change threat is the subject of the First Africa Drylands Week in Dakar, Senegal, from June 10-17. It will be held back-to-back with the global observance event on June 17 to mark this year's World Day to Combat Desertification.

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