Peter’s Reduced Impact (B)Logging2019-07-06T08:10:10+00:00

21/1: The need for establishment of Ecological Networks

I’ve been working in the field of global environmental management for over 12 years now and it still stuns me to see that big financing organisations have no overarching view on how Biodiversity loss should be combatted from a more regional perspective. Yes, there are Basin wide initiatives going on, like the Mekong Delta and the Niger Basin initiatives, but very often, they get stuck in political and institutional processes that are conducted under the construct of ‘capacity development’, but basically just mean that money is being usurped by big ”heady” and newly built organisations that organize a lot of meetings but have no impact in the field. That’s a pitty. There are good opportunities in the world to learn from with regards to introducing a regional landscape approach which connects biodiversity hotspots, High Conservation Value Zones, blue and green corridors, such as the Great Green Wall of Africa Initiative and the European Ecological Network approach noted down in Natura2000. Such networks are an absolute must for climate adaptation, will go a long way (and be relatively cheap) to mitigate GHG emissions, but moreover, will provide flora and fauna with refuge and migration routes in an evermore urbanized world.

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This is my first attempt at writing a professional blog, so bear with me. It will take me a little time to get the hang of it. I will try to provide my opinions about current affairs regarding the implementation of the Rio Conventions in this Blog, and anything that I think is relevant to them. Hope you will like it!!!


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