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The COP15 biodiversity plan risks being diluted in an alarming way

The COP15 biodiversity plan risks being diluted in an alarming way

I was filled with hope when I read the first draft of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in mid-2021. It seemed that the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity had learned the lessons of a bitter experience – the failure of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set for the previous decade. Instead of vague goals, …

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Florida’s alarming manatee death toll prompts claims for endangered species status

The death of nearly 2,000 manatees in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the past two years has prompted an alliance of environmental groups to demand an urgent reclassification of the species as an officially endangered species. Advocates, led by the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, insist the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) made …

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