World Wildlife Day – 3 March

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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

“Congratulations on the establishment of the World Wildlife Day.

Many of the world’s most majestic endangered species can be found in the drylands, where their habitats are shrinking due to the pressures of development, climate change and desertification. In addition to these severe threats, the survival of dryland range animals like elephants and rhinos is also threatened by poaching.  Holistic policies that protect wildlife as an important part of dryland ecosystems are urgently needed to save endangered species from extinction.”

Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary


See also: UN News Centre

Reduction of Habitat Loss and Ecosystem Restoration


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Ecological restoration is practiced in all regions of the world, with local actions having regional and global benefits for nature and people.

CBD Secretariat Calls for Information on Commitments to Reduce Habitat Loss and on Ecosystem Restoration

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties to submit updated information on commitments made on reducing habitat loss and on ecosystem restoration, by 30 April 2015.

The information is of relevance to the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5 and 15, which include quantified elements to reduce the loss of habitats, including forests, at least by half, and to restore at least 15% of degraded lands.

Several countries have made public commitments on ecosystem restoration. Submissions will be considered during the deliberations of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Read also: Land-l / IISD


SER – Society for Ecological Restoration

Mission & Vision

Across the globe, centuries of unsustainable activities have damaged the aquatic, marine, and terrestrial environments that underpin our economies and societies and give rise to a diversity of wildlife and plants. SER is dedicated to reversing this degradation and restoring the earth’s ecological balance for the benefit of humans and nature.

Our Mission

To promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Our Vision

Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage, but also improve the human condition.

See also: SER



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