The ’30 x 30′ target, indigenous peoples and local communities

Introduction (If you are familiar with the 30 x 30 target, you can skip the Introduction) The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is probably the most important international conservation regime in the world. It currently holds a membership of 196 states with only the Holy Sea and the United States not having signed nor ratified …

11.9% of Finland’s wildlife is threatened. What can we do as private citizens?

A recent estimate of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) places 11.9% of all species endemic to Finland in the category of 'threatened' (IUCN Red List categories VU, EN, CR), which marks an increase of 1.4% since the last assessment carried out in 2009. The report - which at the time of writing is not available …

Local recognition in the Convention on Biological Diversity

The year 2018 saw several crucially important international conferences for the protection of our planet, such as the Convention on Migratory Species, the Convention on Biological Diversity or the Climate Convention. The United Nations are indeed active in trying to protect the environment. I attended the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention …