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2011-06-01 07:09:18

The United Nation's executive secretary on biodiversity said Tuesday that approval of a global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources should occur by July 2012. The 193 member countries of the UN committed to support the Nagoya Protocol when it was adopted in October 2010, but so far only 25 countries have signed the protocol, said UN's Ahmed Djoghlaf. Djoghlaf, attending a biodiversity forum in the Philippines, said 50 of the member countries will have ratified by July 2012. He said...

2008-10-09 07:00:00

According to the U.N.'s top biodiversity official, growing cities must increase parkland, plant trees, and recycle resources to protect plants and animals. "The battle for life on earth will be won or lost in cities," said Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity. Cities use 75% of the world's natural resources, but cover just two percent of the planet's land area, he added. "This growth of cities is not in developed countries, but in developing...

2006-03-22 14:15:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Worms, bacteria and beetles living below ground are part of the largest and least known trove of life on earth that could have spin-offs from farming to pharmaceuticals, a UN report said on Wednesday. "We know little of what is living below our feet...yet it is vital to sustaining life on earth," said Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which is hosting March 20-31 talks in Brazil....

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.