Biodiversity
NGO sites
Amazonlink
Amazonlink was founded to build an extensive Website and a news-service with information on the Amazon in Portuguese, English and German (long-term also Spanish). Its mission is the pursuit of preservation of the Amazon and improvement of living conditions of its inhabitants. Brazil.
BioWatch South Africa
Organisation dedicated to publicising, monitoring and researching issues of biological diversity, genetic engineering and sustainable livelihoods. South Africa.
BirdLife South Africa
Partner organisation in South Africa for BirdLife International, the world's largest voluntary organisation of nationally-based organisations, present in 103 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding and study of wild birds and their habitat, and run national and branch programmes on conservation, education, training and awareness.
CBD Alliance
The CBD Alliance is a loose network of activists and NGOs advocating for improved and informed participation in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) processes.
Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems
Organisation devoted to exploring and developing the contemporary relevance and applications of traditional Indian knowledge systems - with the focus areas being agriculture and health care. Their key activities include: Research, Training and Extension Work, Production of Educational and Training Material. India.
Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Programme in Botswana
CBNRM is both a conservation and rural development strategy, involving community mobilisation and organisation, institutional development, comprehensive training, enterprise development, and monitoring of the natural resource base. Botswana.
Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation Programme (CBDC)
CBDC is a global initiative developed by governmental and non-governmental organisations (GOs and NGOs) involved in agricultural initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in cooperation with Northern partners. Its purpose is to strengthen the ongoing work of farming communities in conserving and developing the agricultural biodiversity that is vital to their livelihood and food security.
Friends of Nylsvley
Organisation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Nyl River Floodplain, in South Africa's Northern Province. The Website describes the activities of Friends of Nylsvley and Nyl Floodplain, and provides a range of information on the area, including maps, photos, and links to other information on wetlands and wildlife conservation in general. South Africa.
Friends of the Asian Elephant
A foundation seeking increased support to its goal of returning elephants to their natural habitat.
Fundación Natura
Fundacion Natura is an administrator of national and international funds, working in the promotion of sustainable development projects and in the strengthening of the environmental sector of civil society in Panama.
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)
INBio works in the search and popularization of the knowledge about biodiversity and its sustainable uses. Costa Rica.
International Birding & Research Centre - Eilat (IBRCE)
The purpose of the IBRCE is to monitor and further the conservation of migratory birds in the Palearctic region. IBRCE will serve as a forum for consistency of process and methodology in the Palearctic region with emphasis on communication, information sharing and data transfer between agencies, groups and individuals working with the IBRCE.
Jatun Sacha
Foundation dedicated to protect ecologically important forest habitats. Ecuador.
Kalahari Conservation Society
The aims of the KCS are: to promote knowledge of Botswana's rich wildlife and its environment through education and publicity; to encourage and in some cases finance research into issues affecting these resources and their conservation; to promote and support policies of conservation towards wildlife and its habitat. Botswana.
Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust
A volunteer, membership Organization for environmental education and public awareness; research, breeding and re-introduction programmes for locally endangered, wetland birds; lobby for improved environmental policies; promote and implement the wise use of natural resources. Trinidad and Tobago.
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NEWS
Selected news
The CBD did not stop the commercialization of biodiversity
Wed Nov 17 2010 - Source: La Vía Campesina
La Via Campesina delegates attending the conference of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Nagoya from 19 to 29 October 2010 regret that the conference failed to achieve a radical decision to halt the mass commercialization and destruction of biodiversity.
Small farmers’ solutions to the biodiversity crisis
Fri Oct 29 2010 - Source: Vía Campesina
Small farmer delegates from different parts of the world who are members of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina are attending the Convention of Biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan.
Geoengineering for a Desperate Planet
Tue Oct 26 2010 - Source: IPS
Delegates to the world summit on biodiversity are calling for a moratorium on climate engineering research, like the idea of putting huge mirrors in outer space to reflect some of the sun's heating rays away from the planet.

 
Biotechnology and biosafety - Thu Feb 04 2010
Prospects seem encouraging for a new international agreement to prevent biopiracy and to ensure fair and equitable benefit sharing from the use of biological resources and associated traditional knowledge. October 2010 is the target for this agreement to be adopted by governments that are Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), when the governments gather in Nagoya, Japan for the biennial Conference of the Parties.
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