2014 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

On the 8th September 2014, the MIDORI Prize released the three winners, who will receive their prize during the upcoming COP12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in South Korea. Read more about the COP12 here. The MIDORI Prize is to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, […]

BiodivSourcing Newsletter #3

September 2014, here we are, almost in the last trimester of 2014, I must say that time flies. We all know it but it always strikes us when we look behind us to what we achieved in a year. Despite this feeling, our path to integrate sustainability into our day to day is still a long one. We need […]

Upcoming CBD COP12 – Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Mid October 2014, the Convention on Biological Diversity will hold its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12). This event is a series of meetings grouping CBD signatory countries (parties), partners (business and institutions) to discuss about biodiversity and the goals we want to achieve to support the CBD objectives. In July 2014, the Open Working Group […]

Nagoya Protocol enters into force soon – October 2014

End of July 2014, we counted 51 countries that ratified the Nagoya Protocol, which includes, Madagascar, Mauritius, India, Vietnam, Republic of Laos, Switzerland, Benin, Uganda, Mozambique, among others. You can access the full list here. As you might have already read, the Nagoya protocol has been adopted in October 2010 during COP10. This protocol aims […]

May 22nd – International Day of Biodiversity

After a few weeks of silence, may I get back to write on an important day regarding the issues I try to promote i.e. Biodiversity. As you may have heard in your countries on May 22nd was the International Day of Biodiversity. This year the highlight was on Islands ecosystems. On this purpose, the CBD […]

UEBT 6th ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ Conference – Paris April 2014

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been travelling to Europe, including Paris where I attended the 6th ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ UEBT conference. The Union for Ethical BioTrade is a membership based non-profit association that promotes the ethical sourcing of biodiversity. UEBT Members commit to continuously improving its practices following the Ethical […]

Soon in Paris – Let’s meet

In a few weeks I will be travelling to France to meet some of you and attend the 6th Edition of the Beauty of Sourcing with Respect UEBT Conference on April 8th in Paris. Please find out more here. I hope you will be attending it and like this we could meet there.

Convention on Biological Diversity – Aichi targets and National Strategic Plan for Biodiversity

During the II BioTrade Congress, the CBD presented the importance for signatory countries to review their National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan (NBSAP)according to the 2020 Aichi targets. There are 5 Strategic goals detailed by the Aichi targets that every NBSAP should follow: A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government […]

Why BiodivSourcing?

In this part of BiodivSourcing’s website, I want to start sharing views, news and thoughts on biodiversity sourcing, related projects and other developments. I studied biology because I wanted to understand better how the living organisms live and their interactions with human beings. Plants, traditional medicine, traditional culture always have been topics that interest me. […]