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"abram bixler" Discussed on UN News

UN News

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"abram bixler" Discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations and Italian government proposal to find those who rescue migrants refugees at sea should be rejected by lawmakers. U N independent, human rights experts have said in a written statement condemning the draft decree. The six rights experts urged the authorities to stop endangering the lives of migrants, including asylum, seekers and victims of trafficking in persons in the name of national security, the right to life, and the principle of not sending vulnerable people back to places where they risk, ill-treatment or worse should always prevail over national legislation. They said so far in two thousand nine thousand nine hundred twelve hundred migrant Sandra Fugees have reached Italian shores, most after setting sail from the north African coast line in two thousand sixteen nearly four hundred thousand people arrived in Italy, according to the UN migration, agency, IOM under the Italian proposal vessels would be fine for every person rescued at sea, and take into talion territory, volunteer and other boats that rescued migrants could also have their licenses. Revoked or suspended, the rights expert said cautioning that the draft directive stigmatizes migrants as possible terrorists traffickers, and smugglers. The risk of Ebola spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains very high the head of the World Health Organization or WHO said on Monday Ted dwells at hanham Gabrielle, his warning follows a recent spike in the number of infections of into the virus in the unstable north east of the country since January, there have been dozens of attacks on health facilities in North Kivu, and on the nineteenth of April forty two year old Dr Richard Valerie, from Cameroon was killed in Battambang. Oh, here's Ted Rosser telling the World Health Assembly Geneva. What Dr Valerie's colleagues told him when he visited them. India see, they told me I caught we're here to save lives. We will not be intimidated by violence. We will finish the job Ebola does not take sides. It's the enemy of everybody unless we unite to end this outbreak. We ran very risk that it will. Become more widespread and more expensive and more aggressive to date. WHO has vaccinated some one hundred and twenty thousand people against Ebola which Ted said was more than ninety seven percent, affective and four experimental. Treatments have been given to eight hundred patients. The outbreak has claimed more than twelve hundred lives since it began last August. And finally, if you think your busy, then Sparrow, thought for the world's bees for they along with many other insects and animals are responsible for pollinating more than seventy five percent of the planet's, favorite food crops. The problem is pollinators are under threat. The numbers are falling because of human impact, and we are likely losing some species forever. It's a warning that the UN's food and agricultural organisation FAO is highlighting on, well, be day, which is celebrated on the twentieth of may his FAO agricultural officer. Abram bixler. It's really coming nation of, of factors kind of all coming together all of which are driven by. By human activity. So climate change is a factor. Habitat loss is a factor. The overuse of pesticides is a big factor. But also, there are many diseases and pests as well that are affecting our pollinators. And so when those are taking together, Yep, pollinators are really facing a hard time without bees and other pollinators FAO says that we wouldn't have coffee apples almonds, tomatoes and cocoa. Among many other crops, it recommends reducing the use of pesticides in farming. And in the garden, planting a variety of be frontier flowers and letting policymakers know that you think the issue is important. Daniel Johnson, U N news.

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"abram bixler" Discussed on UN News

UN News

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"abram bixler" Discussed on UN News

"And welcome to Haagen zero hung up a putt costs that explores the food challenges and solutions of our time. Brought to you by the food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on your host show. Lotte Lomas may twenty marks will be day. It's a day to highlight the importance of bays and the threats they face most of the fruits and vegetables, we ate wouldn't exist without bees and other pollinators. They're essential to our food security, and to conserving, the world's by diversity, but base face a very serious, existential threat to learn more. We're joined by FAO's Abram Bixler an agricultural officer with a passion for pollinators. Welcome abram. Thank you very much. Pleasure to be here. So how Di is the state of bays in other pollinators right now the figures are not looking very good for bees in, in pollinators. And we talk about pollinators a lot of. People think of, of honeybees, which is really important part of Edgar Coulter. But there are many, many diverse wild pollinators as well. So about twenty thousand from be species insects, and other vertebrates other animals, like bats, and hummingbirds, and even monkeys can be pollinators. And so when we look across pollinators, there are many threats facing pollinators and globally. They're, they're facing a real decline managed honeybees, the number of honeybees are actually increasing, but the wild pollinators across the world are decreasing in even the honeybees are facing many threats. And there's a lot of issues facing those as well. Let's talk about those threats for what's killing pollinators could use run through the full list threats facing. So it's really company of, of factors kind of all come together all of which are driven by by human. Activity. So climate change is a factor. Habitat loss is a factor. The overuse of pesticides is, is a big factor. But also, there are many diseases in pests as well that are affecting our pollinators. And so when those are taking together pollinators really facing a hard time. How severe is the existential threat to base, and should we be worried. We should we should very much be be worried where the data is especially North America in Europe. There is major declines happening, not only on these, but other insects, especially in, in general, one of the big things is that we still lack most basic data on a lot of pollinators in other parts of the world, Africa Asia, and also, South America, and one of the big fears is that with habitat loss and destruction along with global climate change. We can't even in summer. Regards know what pollinators are out there. So our best estimates are about twenty thousand different beast species alone, but of those only about ten thousand have actually been identified. And so we're worried that we are losing species that we don't even know could you paint of a wealthy bees and just sort of give us an idea of the range of fruits and vegetables that we would lose a world of bees and other pollinators would be very bland in very scary Biesen other pollinators are are essential for pollinating about seventy five percent of the leading food crops that humans depend on for food, particularly when it comes to fruits and seed crops, that, that we need. So if you can imagine a world without raspberries, a world without peaches, apples, melons, and members of the, the squash, family. That's what we'd be dealing with what he's doing to protect. The wills pollinators. We're doing a couple of things to protect the world's pollinators one is that we're raising awareness, just much like this podcast just trying to bring to the forefront, the threats facing bees and pollinators and the, the, the dire state that they're in one is that we work with policymakers. And so we're, we're providing advice the policymakers on pollinator-friendly practices in agriculture especially, but pollinator-friendly practices, such as ecological based farming systems, such as the reduction of hazardous pesticides promoting ecology as a away for sustainable food, Negra cultural systems. We also work at the ground level as well in terms of, of projects and trying to better mainstream the importance of biodiversity like these pollinators in food and agriculture systems, but also delight. Hoods because many people depend on, on supplemental income from the products of these Impala maters. And so what about us ordinary citizens? What can I do to help ensure the future of obeys? You know, one thing that you can do is. I think you have a respect for bees, pollinators in what they do and they killed them. Don't heal them. Don't feel frayed of them, but you can also do simple things like if you have a garden, reduce the pesticide in your garden plant different be friendly flowers and other nectar sources for them, you can create an insect hotel for them. What's, what's it insect, Hato insect hotel? You can find out more on the ethical website, but it's a it's a very simple. It's a it's a box or pieces of wood, and hollow openings that, that insects beyond beasts can use the nest in b but the big thing is promoting their habitat. You can also talk to your policymakers and share about the importance of bees in pollinators for for food security for reducing poverty, and also for the production of the products, we love beeswax, and Honey. That was Abram big slow and agriculture officer at the food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.

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A world without bees would wipe out many staple crops, UN warns on World Bee Day

UN News

06:30 min | 1 year ago

A world without bees would wipe out many staple crops, UN warns on World Bee Day

"And welcome to Haagen zero hung up a putt costs that explores the food challenges and solutions of our time. Brought to you by the food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on your host show. Lotte Lomas may twenty marks will be day. It's a day to highlight the importance of bays and the threats they face most of the fruits and vegetables, we ate wouldn't exist without bees and other pollinators. They're essential to our food security, and to conserving, the world's by diversity, but base face a very serious, existential threat to learn more. We're joined by FAO's Abram Bixler an agricultural officer with a passion for pollinators. Welcome abram. Thank you very much. Pleasure to be here. So how Di is the state of bays in other pollinators right now the figures are not looking very good for bees in, in pollinators. And we talk about pollinators a lot of. People think of, of honeybees, which is really important part of Edgar Coulter. But there are many, many diverse wild pollinators as well. So about twenty thousand from be species insects, and other vertebrates other animals, like bats, and hummingbirds, and even monkeys can be pollinators. And so when we look across pollinators, there are many threats facing pollinators and globally. They're, they're facing a real decline managed honeybees, the number of honeybees are actually increasing, but the wild pollinators across the world are decreasing in even the honeybees are facing many threats. And there's a lot of issues facing those as well. Let's talk about those threats for what's killing pollinators could use run through the full list threats facing. So it's really company of, of factors kind of all come together all of which are driven by by human. Activity. So climate change is a factor. Habitat loss is a factor. The overuse of pesticides is, is a big factor. But also, there are many diseases in pests as well that are affecting our pollinators. And so when those are taking together pollinators really facing a hard time. How severe is the existential threat to base, and should we be worried. We should we should very much be be worried where the data is especially North America in Europe. There is major declines happening, not only on these, but other insects, especially in, in general, one of the big things is that we still lack most basic data on a lot of pollinators in other parts of the world, Africa Asia, and also, South America, and one of the big fears is that with habitat loss and destruction along with global climate change. We can't even in summer. Regards know what pollinators are out there. So our best estimates are about twenty thousand different beast species alone, but of those only about ten thousand have actually been identified. And so we're worried that we are losing species that we don't even know could you paint of a wealthy bees and just sort of give us an idea of the range of fruits and vegetables that we would lose a world of bees and other pollinators would be very bland in very scary Biesen other pollinators are are essential for pollinating about seventy five percent of the leading food crops that humans depend on for food, particularly when it comes to fruits and seed crops, that, that we need. So if you can imagine a world without raspberries, a world without peaches, apples, melons, and members of the, the squash, family. That's what we'd be dealing with what he's doing to protect. The wills pollinators. We're doing a couple of things to protect the world's pollinators one is that we're raising awareness, just much like this podcast just trying to bring to the forefront, the threats facing bees and pollinators and the, the, the dire state that they're in one is that we work with policymakers. And so we're, we're providing advice the policymakers on pollinator-friendly practices in agriculture especially, but pollinator-friendly practices, such as ecological based farming systems, such as the reduction of hazardous pesticides promoting ecology as a away for sustainable food, Negra cultural systems. We also work at the ground level as well in terms of, of projects and trying to better mainstream the importance of biodiversity like these pollinators in food and agriculture systems, but also delight. Hoods because many people depend on, on supplemental income from the products of these Impala maters. And so what about us ordinary citizens? What can I do to help ensure the future of obeys? You know, one thing that you can do is. I think you have a respect for bees, pollinators in what they do and they killed them. Don't heal them. Don't feel frayed of them, but you can also do simple things like if you have a garden, reduce the pesticide in your garden plant different be friendly flowers and other nectar sources for them, you can create an insect hotel for them. What's, what's it insect, Hato insect hotel? You can find out more on the ethical website, but it's a it's a very simple. It's a it's a box or pieces of wood, and hollow openings that, that insects beyond beasts can use the nest in b but the big thing is promoting their habitat. You can also talk to your policymakers and share about the importance of bees in pollinators for for food security for reducing poverty, and also for the production of the products, we love beeswax, and Honey. That was Abram big slow and agriculture officer at the food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.

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