Category Archives: Biodiversity

Incentives to kill off Lionfish

This month I took part in a joint mission with UNDP to prepare a project on climate resilient agriculture and biodiversity in Grenada. There are many threats facing the country’s biodiversity including climate change, land degradation, tourism development, urbanization and … Continue reading

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Catfish – finding ways to eradicate an invasive species in Lake Geneva

The Geneva Tribune reports that catfish have colonized the Rhone river and Lake Geneva. It is unclear how much of a pest they really are and if they attack other fish. The local authorities have asked fishermen to kill them … Continue reading

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Nature conservation (not biodiversity) for the 21st century

I attended an open dialogue in Geneva today on Nature Conservation for the 21st Century hosted by the Swiss and Geneva governments and organized by the Geneva Environmental Network. The Panel raised a couple of interesting ideas during the Q … Continue reading

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Passing of Klaus Durbeck

I am sad to hear that Klaus Durbeck died this week. Klaus was a expert on the trade in medicinal plants. He worked in many emerging and developing economies around the world promoting the sustainable use of plants. I attended … Continue reading

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Talking wildlife in Tel Aviv

This week I am attending the Animals Committee (AC) of CITES hosted by the Government of Israel and taking place in Tel Aviv. The AC is set up to: to fill gaps in biological and other specialized knowledge regarding species … Continue reading

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