Biodiversity Convention Living In Harmony With Nature

Biodiversity Convention Living In Harmony With Nature

The 196 nations who gathered to attend the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, are discussing a new set goals to reverse the decline of biodiversity on Earth. They’ve taken on a huge task to ensure. That humanity has the ability of living in harmony with nature in 2050.

In line with this goal and for the very first time in a global agreement countries requested. To work together to solve conflicts between wildlife and humans. If Swiss farmers worried about losing their livestock to a rebounding. Population of wolves and the return of tigers could threaten communities in Nepal conservation, it can lead to an impasse. These conflicts increase the cost of biodiversity for local communities and, if not resolved. Dealt with properly create tensions that weaken the support for conservation in general.

Helping you is The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Human-Wildlife Conflict. And coexistence Specialist Group a global expert body that I chair. We bring together the best information available, and are preparing global guidelines. As well as holding a three-day conference dealing with these kinds of conflicts. In Oxford starting on March 30 in the year to come.

Achieve Coexistence Convention

Finding a way to resolve conflict and achieve coexistence isn’t easy. The majority of human-wildlife conflicts center around the dangers that animals represent to human rights as well as the retribution of the animals in response however, these conflicts also trigger conflicts between different groups. For instance, even though the wolves known to occasionally slaughter sheep across Europe as well as North America, conflict primarily is a result of the desire to kill wolves and those who wish to keep them safe. The tensions increase, and distrust and divisions develop and each side becomes more locked in its own opinion of the situation, preventing the progress.

Therefore, solving conflicts over wildlife is not just a task of installing fences, lights , or soundmakers to prevent animals from farms, properties or livestock. Solving conflicts between humans and wildlife requires resolving differences and discord between humans. This more than any other fence, is the reason for coexistence. This involves identifying any root problems and addressing them in dialog, involving everyone in a collective agreement.

Without this knowledge any concrete measures that external sources suggest to communities to keep wildlife out will likely be ineffective or even ignored entirely

Important To Measure

In the wake of COP15 each country with a human-wildlife conflict within its borders will require financial and technical support in order to handle the issue. In addition, after the new agreement goes into force, required to keep track of and monitor their progress toward all the targets that have agreed to which include conflicts between humans and wild animals for coexistence. To achieve this, a common measure known as indicators is required as well as indicators that being discussed.

But here’s another issue nations face unique circumstances, from ensuring coexistence with crocodiles India to settling disputes about bats on Mauritius. The countries must employ locally appropriate and sensitive methods to settle these disputes, and at the same time, reviewing their performance in a globally consistent and comparable manner.

The precise method by which this can accomplished remains a stumbling block during these talks. As resolving conflict isn’t as easy as building barriers between people and wild animals. Simply calculating how many times crops trampled by elephants, or how many animals killed. In response to preying on cows isn’t enough. If the goal was to lower the numbers and reduce the number of animals killed. The best option would be to get rid of all animals, or all people but that’s not coexistence. The goal must to help communities balance the benefits and costs of living alongside. Wildlife and for differences between different groups to remediated.

Track Of Instances Convention

While countries must keep track of instances of loss or damage convention compensation claims. As well as the amount of people and animals that killed and injured. We suggest noting the level of conflict between individuals. And their progress in ways that are appropriate to the local context and culture. A possible approach is looking at the community’s willingness to live. With wildlife that can be assessed using survey methods that measure attitudes, values, and tolerance. This gives countries the ability to choose their own adaptions. And promotes a more comprehensive understanding about what is required to make coexistence work.

Conflicts between humans and wild animals are an enormous challenge as well as an excellent opportunity. This is what UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres stated in his opening speech for the gathering.