Life support: The Global Biodiversity Framework is a crucial step toward preserving our planet's ecosystems
Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Conference on the Implementation of the Outcomes of the CBD COP15 and Cites Cop19
Mongolia's livestock breeds, a precious part of global biological diversity
2023 Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Certificate Award Ceremony and GIAHS Exhibition
Since 2018, 24 new GIAHS in 12 countries have been designated. They represent not only stunning natural landscapes but also agricultural practices that create livelihoods in rural area...
The Moroccan beekeepers’ mission to preserve the Saharan Yellow Bee
Ukraine’s national seed collection relocates to a secure site
To transform agrifood systems, we must implement climate change and biodiversity agendas in tandem
Brussels, Geneva and New York – The rethinking of food and agriculture and the necessary sector transformations we need moving forward must take into consideration the implementation of the closely interlinked climate change and biodiversity outcomes from COP27 and COP15, respectivel...
FAO advances conservation and sustainability on the high seas
The high seas comprise nearly two-thirds of the world's ocean and are filled with a variety of fish species, which are essential for the ocean's biodiversity. They are part of flourishing ecosystems that regulate our climate, provide vital habitats for hundreds of thousands of species and support crucial fisheries.
But high seas ecosystems are facing new challenges: climate change, pollution, and unsustainable practices are threatening their fragile balance. Rising water temperatures are forcing many species to find new habitats, while unsustainable practices, such as overfishing, are impacting fish stocks and biodiversity.
Protecting wildlife and Indigenous Peoples’ livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
"I have a duty to protect the forest, as it feeds me and my family," says Thomas.
The Ituri Forest, which Thomas Aseli speaks about with emotion, is located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is a sacred place for the Mbuti Indigenous People. Within this spectacular rainforest is the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. It occupies about one-fifth of the forest and houses some of the richest wildlife in central Africa, including a large population of the reserve’s iconic okapi, also known as a forest giraffe. It is also home to more than 100 species of mammals, including several endangered species such as the forest elephant and the eastern chimpanzee.
Register for webinar 28 February 2023
Tuesday 28 February 2023
Wild plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: their conservation and sustainable use
This webinar is a follow up to the First International Multi-stakeholder Symposium on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: Technical Consultation on in situ conservation and on-farm management of PGRFA, held in March 2021. At this event, examples of the continuum of management practices for wild plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, from their conservation to use in breeding improved crop varieties, will be presented and discussed.