Little progress at biodiversity talks – conservation links for Oct 26, 2010

Leading scientists accuse thinktanks of being logging lobbyists
Open letter accuses two ‘independent’ groups of distorting facts and having close associations with multinational logging corporations.

Industrial farming puts ecosystems at risk of collapse, warns Prince Charles The Guardian (UK)
Farming methods must be low-impact, organic and low-carbon to protect natural resources for the long term.

Nagoya summit shows parallels with Copenhagen The Guardian
Nagoya is another ill-tempered bout between the global haves and wanna-haves in which the fiercest blows are landing on the natural world.

Air of defeat at Japan’s biodiversity summit New Scientist
Could this be a failure to rival last year’s Copenhagen climate summit? In its final days, a conference aimed at giving teeth to the 18-year-old international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is stuck. The talk in the corridors at the biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, is that it could be going the way of the climate change talks in Denmark in December 2009.

Crisis forecast as prices reach record highs The Guardian
Cost of meat, sugar, rice, wheat and maize soars as World Bank predicts five years of price volatility.

Costa Rica recognised for biodiversity protection The Guardian
Central American nation wins 2010 Future Policy award for pioneering legal protection of natural wealth.

Author: Mongabay

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