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UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of targets agreed in 2010

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Global biodiversity targets won’t be met by 2020, scientists say

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World leaders failing in their pledge to stop wildlife decline, save habitats and create marine reserves

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In the Age of Extinction, which species can we least afford to lose?

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Climate change and human intervention are accelerating the planet’s loss of biodiversity. So should we try to preserve ‘useful’ bees before ‘cuddly’ tigers?

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ConAgra’s palm oil commitment: saving forests and reducing greenhouse gases

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The popularity of palm oil has prompted widespread deforestation and a jump in greenhouse gas emissions. Could companies be part of the solution?

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Wading birds declining in the UK

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Conservationists say climate change could be partly to blame for big drop in numbers in eight of the main species over 10 years . . . → Read More: Wading birds declining in the UK

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As forests are cleared and species vanish, there’s one other loss: a world of languages

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A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world’s 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent forever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows . . . → Read More: As forests are cleared and species vanish, there’s one other loss: a world of languages

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Procter & Gamble bows to pressure on palm oil deforestation

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Multinational pledges to ensure that the palm oil and palm kernel oil it sources is traceable to the supplier mills

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UK mulls biodiversity offsetting despite practice ‘disappointing’ in Australia

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Pilot studies remain incomplete and evidence from other countries show similar experiments have failed . . . → Read More: UK mulls biodiversity offsetting despite practice ‘disappointing’ in Australia

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Greenpeace urges Procter & Gamble to reject harmful palm oil practices

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Group pushes for ‘no-deforestation’ policy after accusing Indonesian suppliers of clearing endangered animal habitat

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Carbon emissions: coal reliance puts Australia second on OECD’s dirt list

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Environmental audit finds country has a poor record in achieving environmentally efficient growth

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