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MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity

MEDITERRANEAN: Six international organisations launch a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A memorandum of understanding was signed on March 12, 2021 in Marseille, for the creation of a Mediterranean Consortium for the protection of biodiversity. It is composed of six international organizations, mainly based in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in France: MedWet (Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative under the Ramsar Convention- Based in Arles), MedPan (Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean - Marseilles), PIM (Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative - Marseilles), La Tour du Valat (Research Institute for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands - Arles), IAMF (International Association of Mediterranean Forests - Marseilles), and IUCN-Med (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation - Malaga). The Conservatoire du littoral (French public institution member of the IUCN) will bring its support.

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Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet?

Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Agriculture’s global footprint is decreasing — more land globally is now being abandoned by farming than converted to it. This, some researchers contend, presents an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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How the food industry can help slow biodiversity loss

How the food industry can help slow biodiversity loss | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Biodiversity in food production is getting more attention from consumers and food makers alike. How can the sector safeguard against biodiversity loss?
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FAO DG calls for changes in food production to protect biodiversity

FAO DG calls for changes in food production to protect biodiversity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Changing how countries produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the Earth’s ecosystem, according to the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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‘Stem inevitable decline of Maltese honeybee’

‘Stem inevitable decline of Maltese honeybee’ | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
More support was needed to stem the otherwise “inevitable” decline of the Maltese honeybee, a conservation NGO has warned.
Darryl Grech, the administrator of NGO Breeds of Origin Conservancy, told the Times of Malta the conservation of the Maltese honeybee was seriously threatened but efforts were underway to save it.
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Catering for our Bees - Friends Of the Earth

Catering for our Bees - Friends Of the Earth | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The only new ‘hotels’ we’d love to build The prolonged period of reduced rainfall which struck Malta in 2016 had an adverse effect not only on agriculture and produce harvest that year, but also on our most reliant pollinators, the bees. Honey bee keepers throughout the Islands had hives dying off, with some loosin
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Big payoff if nature 'restored' in the right places

Big payoff if nature 'restored' in the right places | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Reverting agricultural land to a wild state in a world still plagued by hunger and anticipating another two billion mouths to feed also raises the spectre of food shortages.

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On Extinction, Food, Climate and Inequality

On Extinction, Food, Climate and Inequality | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
One million species are threatened with extinction. As this hit the global media headlines reporting on the recent Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, many friends and colleagues sent me shocked messages saying, “Did you see this?” “This is a disaster!” Or something similar. Their words, my thoughts exactly!
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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect

Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In a development that has important implications for conservation, scientists are increasingly focusing not just on what species are present in an ecosystem, but on the roles that certain key species play in shaping their environment.

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Sinai wild bees under threat - News - Nature Middle East

Scientists warn against the negative impact of honeybees’ introduction on wild bees and native plants in South Sinai.
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Protecting ICARDA’s unique seed collection

Protecting ICARDA’s unique seed collection | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

"ICARDA’s seed collection contains some 153,000 samples of major winter cereals, food legumes, forage and rangeland species drawn from the ‘Fertile Crescent’ in Western Asia, the Abyssinian highlands in Ethiopia, and the Nile Valley, where earliest known crop domestication practices were first recorded. Many plants are now extinct in their natural habitats."

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