A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

The ruling notes that the concept of “nature as a true subject of rights that must be recognized by states and exercised under the tutelage of their legal representatives.”

Post-FARC development risks could render important eco-systems vulnerable in Colombia.
Guaviare: Colombia’s frontline in the country’s battle to stop deforestation in the Amazon

The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence.

In early 2016, Zika was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to its association with a surge of birth defects. Zika has since spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with local transmission also reported in parts of the USA, Asia and Africa.

Indigenous peoples are using their land rights to help save the climate around the world.

Developing countries are disproportionately affected by the rising trend of losses from climate-related extreme events. These losses are projected to continue to increase in future, driven by climate change and the accumulation of people and assets in high-risk areas.

Accurately evaluating forest carbon stocks is difficult to do in remote rainforests where researchers are afforded limited access.

Cultivation of plant used to make cocaine climbed 18% last year compared to 2015, with an estimated 188,000 hectares containing crops despite US efforts.

This brief explores how the design of water resources governance systems in Colombia and Peru affect stakeholder participation, drawing on insights from SEI projects in both countries. There is a growing interest in improving the governance of natural resources to ensure both equity and sustainability.

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