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  • Living Lakes on the next level: Global Nature Fund and partners sign memorandum for consistent water protection04/19/2021

    Living Lakes on the next level: Global Nature Fund and partners sign memorandum for consistent water protection

    With a „Memorandum of Cooperation" the globally active Living Lakes network strengthens the international commitment of its work for the protection of lakes and wetlands.

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  • World Heritage in Flames: The Pantanal is "Threatened Lake of the Year 2021"02/01/2021

    World Heritage in Flames: The Pantanal is "Threatened Lake of the Year 2021"

    It is a sad record: The Pantanal is the first wetland to receive the title "Threatened Lake of the Year" for the second time. The Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the Living Lakes Network present this award annually on the occasion of the "World Wetlands Day" on 2 February to a lake or wetland that is massively endangered by human intervention. The destruction of the South American natural wonder has different causes. What measures are needed to protect the jaguar, lowland tapir and co. is clear, however. They require the determined commitment of the people on the ground, but also in Europe, whose consumption influ-ences the fragile ecosystem.

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  • Insect Responsible Sourcing Regions: Bringing insect conservation to the field12/10/2020

    Insect Responsible Sourcing Regions: Bringing insect conservation to the field

    The population of insects in Germany is dwindling - and at an alarming rate. In the project "Insect Responsible Sourcing Regions", the Global Nature Fund is involved in developing solutions for a new culture of insect protection in dialogue with agriculture. The goal is a strategy that proves effective not only at the farm level, but also at the landscape level. A press release from our partner Lake Constance Foundation provides information on the start of the project.

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  • Too green to be well – L’Albufera declared Threatened Lake 202001/29/2020

    Too green to be well – L’Albufera declared Threatened Lake 2020

    Drought, poor water quality, uncontrolled inflows, and agricultural intensification have led the Living Lakes Network to declare the Albufera lake near Valencia, Spain as Threatened Lake 2020.

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  • On the Way to Forest Landscape Restoration12/04/2019

    On the Way to Forest Landscape Restoration

    Case studies highlight best practices, critical aspects in using private finance for forest and landscape restoration.

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  • IPCC Special Report: GNF calls for action to protect biodiversity and combat climate change08/08/2019

    IPCC Special Report: GNF calls for action to protect biodiversity and combat climate change

    Today the Special Report on Climate Change and Land Use was published by representa-tives of the 195 member states of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report warns of the consequences of soil erosion for the global climate, mainly driven by intensive agriculture. The environmental foundations Global Nature Fund and Lake Constance Foundation call for more measures to protect biodiversity as an important step against degradation and for climate protection.

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  • Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity07/04/2019

    Economic activities for the conservation of biodiversity

    A new publication by the Global Nature Fund presents business ideas that combine the protection of biodiversity in and around protected areas with successful economic activities. The guide for the development of Pro Biodiversity Business was created in the EcoKarst project and presented to interested companies, regional development agencies and civil society at a final conference in Slovenia in June.

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  • Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers05/20/2019

    Asian consumers are more aware of biodiversity than German consumers

    The Biodiversity Barometer 2019 by the Union for Ethical BioTrade published today shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity. They want companies to show more commitment to ethically responsible sourcing.

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  • 15th Living Lakes Conference: Working together to prevent the destruction of lakes and wetlands05/14/2019

    15th Living Lakes Conference: Working together to prevent the destruction of lakes and wetlands

    From 7 to 9 May 2019 the 15th International Living Lakes Conference took place in Valencia, Spain. 200 delegates from over 40 countries discussed current challenges and solutions for the protection of lakes and wetlands. In view of the IPBES biodiversity report and the dramatic loss of lakes and wetlands, the participants of the conference called for a rapid and stronger commitment by politics, business and society to the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

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  • 05/06/2019

    Growing pressure on water ecosystems – strong partnership to protect lakes and wetlands

    From 7 to 9 May 2019, 200 delegates from over 40 countries will discuss current challenges and solutions for the protection of lakes and wetlands at the 15th International Living Lakes Conference in Valencia, Spain. They call for stronger economic and political measures to protect these unique ecosystems – also in the fight against climate change.

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