A recent study found that if governments choose to conserve lands that have little human presence—usually peripheral areas far from urban centers, often dubbed “rock and ice” for their isolated landscapes—the benefits to climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation or water purification would not be as significant as if other types of land areas were prioritized for conservation.
Very interesting topic for further discussion
Welcome Kasaqa, thank you for posting to the PIPAP talanoa page. looking forward to further sharing of information and experiences on conservation and effective management of our Pacific protected and conserved areas. Vinaka
Thank Vai. This may be a good platform for focused discussion groups…
Interesting IUCN/WCEL Webinar: on you tube “What outcomes from COP 15?”
Held on 8 February, 2023 as part of the Webinar Series: “The Transforming Power of Law: Addressing Global Environmental Challenges”
The webinar discussed the importance of biodiversity and the threats it faces due to human activity, such as habitat fragmentation and exploitation. The Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) highlighted that 75% of terrestrial ecosystems have been eroded due to human activity. The Kunming-Montreal Agreement, which was adopted at the 15th COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity, aims to halt biodiversity loss and support transformative change. The webinar explored the legal and youth leadership perspectives on this agreement and discussed the role of universities in helping to recover species and ecosystems.