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On 4 February the German Cabinet adopted the Indicator Report 2014 under the National Strategy on Biological Diversity. The report shows that there is a wide gap between the present situation and the target values for almost all indicators, despite the many efforts that have already been made in this area. One of the largest deficits was found for the central indicator "species diversity and landscape quality". more

At its most recent meeting in Bonn, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services made far-reaching decisions on the organisation of its work in the future. Among other things, the IPBES plans to carry out more thematic assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services within an ambitious time frame. In addition, interested stakeholders, such as NGOs, can now participate in the work of the platform. more

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On 10 November in Quito, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) came to a successful conclusion following many decisions. Migratory birds, sharks and rays in particular have benefitted from the outcomes of the conference. Federal Environment Minister Hendricks is hopeful that these decisions will be implemented effectively worldwide. more

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The significance of biodiversity for sustainable development and poverty alleviation worldwide was a central topic at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that ended on 17 October in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Biodiversity conservation must be firmly embedded in the new global sustainability agenda. The UN call for this is one of the conference's results. more

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On 12 October, the Nagoya Protocol entered into force creating an international set of rules and regulations for the use of genetic resources. Countries of origin will receive a fair and equitable share of the benefits resulting from the use of their plants and animals. Another aim is to make better use of the economic potential of biodiversity in future through research. more

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