GLISPA writes, “Islands are showing the way to effectively conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable livelihoods. Further action is needed that builds on what is working.” To take action, GLISPA recommends partnering, sharing resources or collaborating on commitments to islands.
“The Aichi Targets cannot be reached without addressing the continued and ongoing loss
of island biodiversity and the relationship to sustainable livelihoods. Political leadership
and management action are needed to halt and reverse these trends,” explains GLISPA in the fact sheet which is available in Spanish and French in addition to English.
Pacific Environment and Climate Change Outlook Report
Last week in Qatar, the Pacific Environment and Climate Outlook Report was launched. An increasing population, economic vulnerability, exploitation of natural resources, energy consumption and climate variability and change were cited as the main drivers of negative change in the Pacific environment. Read the full bulletin on the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) website.
What not to bring to islands this holiday season
Traveling to an island for Christmas or New Years? Help to reduce the spread of pest and weeds from the mainland to special island environments.
Who to follow
Twitter round-up of active and informative accounts.
@atlaslivingaust: Atlas of Living Australia. Part of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
@Antarcticocean: The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) is working to establish the world’s largest network of marine reserves around Antarctic – sign up, be part of the legacy!
@jcu: James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research university, with campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore.