Environmental issues, waste management, transportation, civic issues. How many children today are aware of these? Confined within the strict schedules of classes, structured activities and tuitions, children today are far away from these realities that affect their day-to-day life. To address th ...
A new series of films aims to protect Uganda's great ape species (mountain gorillas and chimpanzees) by bringing entertaining and educational movies to a rural audience living on the edges of Kibale National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The lack of appreciation for the environment and limited career opportunities for Namibian youth prompted a group of nature conservationists from the National Museum to establish a mobile classroom focusing on environmental education in the country.
Conservation work is often focused on the short-term: protecting a forest from an immediate threat, saving a species from pending extinction, or a restoring an ecosystem following degradation.
Marrakech — HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, presided, Monday morning in Marrakech, over the signing of three partnership agreements in the field of environmental education.
For the first time in India, a university has embarked upon an ambitious three-phase biodiversity project. Titled ‘Haritha Nikunjam’ (abode of greenness), the project undertaken by the Mahatma Gandhi University is intended at broadening the biodiversity base of the campus.
There have been efforts to meet the 10 per cent tree cover in Kenya by 2030 but according to an expert, the survival rate of trees planted in the country is less than 20 per cent because there is no 'after planting care'.
Lubango – The need for reinforcement of advanced training and scientific upgrading of the personnel responsible for running the natural resources in Angola was defended Monday in Lubango, southern Huila province.
Last week, Namibia was one of two countries that celebrated Biodiversity Action Day. This year, the celebrations which included tours in the Namib Desert, were held at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre situated in the Namib Naukluft Park. The theme for this year's National Biodiversity Ac ...
Interested in Costa Rican biodiversity? A new app claims to be the easiest way to find out about Costa Rican species.
ESSEX, England, May 20 (UPI) -- Britain's University of Exeter says it has taken its marine biology lecture classes to a new level -- 60 feet beneath the sea off Indonesia, to be exact.
This morning, 30 students from Saint Theresa College Girls’ Secondary, Mriehel, received awards in recognition of their contribution to biodiversity protection in the Maltese Islands.
In an attempt to promote eco friendly issues, a group of enthusiastic youngsters, in the city, have launched Green Youth Brigade here on Tuesday. “Biodiversity, the natural biotic capital of the earth, is fundamental to the fulfilment of human needs and vital for the survival of this planet. Bio ...
A newly established global panel onbiodiversity faces being sidetracked by niche interests and northern agendas if it does not tread carefully, a meeting has heard.
Communicators and journalists complement one another and should work together to promote public understanding of scientific knowledge.
A third-grader at the main primary school in São Tomé with his biodiversity coloring book. The education team distributed these to over 2000 students across São Tomé and Príncipe in 2012.
Since joining The Nature Conservancy, and over the course of writing Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature, I've been fortunate to benefit from the perspectives and advice of many leaders of the environmental community.
The Nagoya Protocol, adopted under the Convention on Biological Diversity, provides a set of rules to prevent misappropriation of genetic resources. As such, it crosses paths with the international intellectual property system.
To protect the environment and instill the culture of preservation in the residents of Ogun State, the wife of the governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun recently launched the Going Green Initiative.
[LONDON] Concrete solutions must be drawn up to overcome the challenge of funding public-interest and investigative science journalism, amid the crisis in traditional print media and a decline in the number of specialist science reporters, a meeting in London heard this week (23 April).
Thrissur: Concerns of an impending environmental apocalypse, has led the Kodungallur educational sub-district to launch environmental parliaments in all schools under its jurisdiction to involve the younger generation in environmental conservation. The move, a first of its kind in the state ...
A study that aimed to protect the interests of forest dwellers by measuring the value of biodiversity and improving communications with policymakers has had a profound impact due to an innovative public awareness campaign, scientists have said.
Top United Nations officials today urged the 193 Member States to renew their pledges to honour and respect Mother Earth marking the day selected by the world body to promote harmony with nature and sustainable development.
In the lead up to Earth Day, Katie's Cards has announced that it will be unveiling its first Earth Day Ecard. The company prides itself on its eco-friendly service and has decided to take action in light of shocking statistics about levels of deforestation.
With the recent opening of the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the return of Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal® (MIM2013) at the Botanical Garden, the Montréal Space for Life is offering visitors an exceptional opportunity to reconnect with nature. It is a must-see for all those visitin ...
The vast Mesoptomian marshes in southern Iraq were said to be the site of the original Garden of Eden. On their fringes have risen and fallen 12,000 years of Sumerian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Persian and Arab civilisations. Organised farming is thought to have began here, as did the first cities and ...
Leading environmental figures, including the broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and the mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, have condemned government plans to drop debate about climate change from the national curriculum for children under 14 as "unfathomable and unacceptable".
Japanese scholar Hiroshi Abe said educating the younger generation, rather than utilizing advanced technology, is more important in environmental protection.
GREEN ACTIVITY: Students from several schools go on an outing to plant trees in Paya Indah Wetlands as part of a leadership programme.
Recently, 80 youths representing 28 nations celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Expedition to Antarctica, which was launched for the first time by environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, in 1993.
US schoolchildren should learn that human activities are warming the planet, according to a new set of standards crafted by 26 states. But the guidelines have no legal force, so it remains unclear how widely they will be adopted.
With a view to creating awareness amongst masses about the biodiversity in India, the government will re-launch an innovative exhibition on rail called 'science express biodiversity special train' this week.
The National Basketball Association's Green Week is globally unique in all of professional sports: No other league or team dedicates an entire week every year to educating tens of millions of fans about the importance of protecting our planet.
Kalimantan, the third-largest island in the world, is one of Indonesia’s last untamed frontiers. Home to some of the world’s oldest rainforests, Kalimantan’s extensive biodiversity and ecosystem provide the island’s Dayak people with their primary source of livelihood and culture.
Today, water is the star. Once a year, we celebrate it, we sing its praises, we think about it. Once a year, we pause to consider the ominous and worrying statistics.
School children in Tamale on Thursday joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Day of the Forest.
THREE international observances relating to the environment occur this week — International Day of Forests (tomorrow, March 21), World Water Day (Friday, March 22) and World Meteorological Day (Saturday, March 23).
Debate about climate change has been cut out of the national curriculum for children under 14, prompting claims of political interference in the syllabus by the government that has failed "our duty to future generations".
Learning about wildlife will be a fun, interactive and three-dimensional experience for students, if the Museum and Zoos Department has its way.
The Forum Peduli Mangrove is supported by five Community Empowerment Organisations from regencies at the southern part of Benoa Bay in Bali. The Forum, to be launched in the next two months, aims to raise public awareness of the importance of conserving mangrove forests, encourage community acti ...
Much headway has been achieved in recent years in terms of local marine conservation, particularly the designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Animals with backbones (vertebrates) make up only 4% of the species on our planet. Yet when you walk into a natural history museum, they’re all you see.
Involving children in a school gardening program may do more than cultivate a green thumb. It may also cultivate a greater interest in trying new foods, a new study suggests.
Levels of public concern in issues ranging from water to climate change and biodiversity are lowest since 1992 in 12 countries.
Africa Environment Day is commemorated on March 3 each year and was proclaimed by the then Organisation of African Unity in 2002 to raise awareness on the pressing environmental challenges facing the continent.
Waste management, biodiversity conservation, lake water analysis, biomass monitoring... This is not some environment ministry list but various activities of students of KK English School, Varthur. They've been winning awards for their eco-work.
CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Bangladesh, Feb 21 2013 (IPS) - The sun is just beginning its descent as a knot of farmers gathers around a small, portable radio in the grounds of the Nachol Pilot High School in Bangladesh’s northwestern Chapainawabganj district, about 300 kilometres from the capital, Dhaka.
Windhoek — The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is taking the message to protect Namibia's cheetah population to various schools in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, targeting learners in grades 5 through 7.
Science journalists in developing world are more confident than their counterparts in Europe and North America that science journalism has a buoyant future, according to a global report.
Online science communication may have surprising effects on readers: while the Internet can help close knowledge gaps, it can also bias public discourse on new technologies, according to an article in Science.