Tag Archives: biodiversity

Biodiversity must ‘move up international agenda’, following Australia bushfires

More than 100 wildfires are still raging across Australia, with record-breaking temperatures and drought contributing to the loss of more than six million hectares of land that is home to some of the most unique plants and animals in the world. In an interview with UN News, John Scanlon, Special Envoy for the African Parks non-profit organization and former Secretary-General of CITES – the UN-backed Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species – said that the increasing threat to biodiversity must be “lifted up to the international agenda”. More

Erosion of forests and grasslands triggers alarm bells in Asia and the Pacific

Forest loss and degradation remain major problems confronting the Asia-Pacific region which, if not addressed, will leave future generations a legacy of damaged ecosystems and irrecoverable losses of biodiversity, FAO is warning.  Continue reading

Launching the International Year of Family Farming in Rural Australia

On the 9th of March, in the regional New South Wales town of Cowra, surrounded by vineyards, sheep, wheat, beetroot, asparagus and lettuce farms, UNIC Canberra launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Continue reading