The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP14) closed on 29 November with broad international agreement on reversing the global destruction of nature and biodiversity loss threatening all forms of life on Earth. Amongst other things, the meeting agreed on a comprehensive and participatory process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, with anContinue Reading UN Biodiversity Conference closes in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
On 23 November 2018 during CBD COP14 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, GOBI took part in a day-long event titled Sustainable Ocean Day: Ocean Voices. The event, organised by the CBD Secretariat, provided an opportunity for diverse ocean stakeholders to share stories in an unconventional, informal way, by giving a ‘voice’ to coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass,Continue Reading Sustainable Ocean Day: Ocean Voices
In November 2018, as part of GOBI’s support to the identification an implementation of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs), co-chairs of the Marine Mammals Protected Area Task Force (MMPATF) Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Erich Hoyt travelled to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, in the Bay of Bengal, to work with Indian scientists andContinue Reading Implementing IMMAs in the Andaman Sea
Check out the latest edition of the GOBI Newsletter, launched this week in print at the CBD COP14 in Egypt. In it you will find what GOBI has been up to during its 10th anniversary, and what it’s working towards in the months ahead. Enjoy!
The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference is underway in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. This 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 17 to 29 November 2018. This year, the process to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Conference in Egypt will be a crucialContinue Reading GOBI at CBD COP14, Egypt