Following his recent visit to Namibia, members of the African caucus to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) met with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Dr James Anaya, to brief him on the issues affecting the San, Khoi, Batwa and Babuti indigenous peo ...
Rajouri/Jammu,May 23 (Scoop News) –Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University’s Centre for Biodiversity Studies (CBS) celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity which has been declared by the United Nations and celebrated all over the world for the promotion of biodiversity issues.
LONDON – Several leading authorities on climate change have given a guarded welcome to research suggesting the Earth may warm more slowly than scientists had expected.
Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration.
Villagers in rural Hunchun have mixed feelings about initiative's initial success in boosting population of endangered big cat
The United Nations designated May 22 as the “International Day for Biological Diversity,” to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. “Water and Biodiversity” is this year’s theme.
KOLKATA: Electronic fence and mobile squad to keep elephants and gaurs off train tracks and forest villages in North Bengal, drive elephants away from human settlements in forest areas of Rupnarayan, Kharagpur, Bankura and Purulia, rescue and transport leopards from North Bengal, install nylon n ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs to improve its floodplain management, consider water conservation and focus on harnessing the power of excessive rains to solve its water crisis, said experts at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services have an important role to play in attaining the sustainable development goals relating to food security, water, energy and poverty eradication, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity said at Headquarters today.
FIJI joined billions of people around the world in marking World Biodiversity Day yesterday in Colo-i-Suva.
A publication on water management, Watering Biodiversity, Ecosystem released by the National Biodiversity Authority, calls on the government to take up ecologically viable water management strategies to help bring down the cost of water.
The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa today, 22 May 2013 on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), launched the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector, in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town.
SWAT: The University of Swat marked International Day for Biodiversity on Wednesday with a call to conserve medicinal plants from northern Pakistan.
NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (AP) — Surrounded by a turquoise sea and a menagerie of exotic animals on a billionaire's private island, political and business leaders gathered Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean's imperiled coasts and waters.
(Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel appointed him for his charm and political skill as marshal of her vision of a 'green revolution' in Europe's biggest power market. A year on, Peter Altmaier finds himself spurned by many environmentalists, disdained by industry and viewed coolly by a public w ...
It sounds intuitive: Of course global warming should lead to more—and more powerful—tornadoes.
With one indigenous language dying out every two weeks, with indigenous livelihoods under threat and with indigenous children being routinely excluded from school, the Africa Caucus of indigenous peoples has appealed to UN member states to take concrete steps to promote and protect the rights of ...
A leading scientist has rated Indonesia’s water management policies as among the worst in the world, and called for greater use of research and technology improve access to the precious resource for drinking and irrigation
Indigenous peoples in Latin America have undergone an unprecedented mobilization in the past 20 years, but political participation, particularly among women, is still low, the United Nations said in a new report released today.
On each expedition on The Healing Journey, Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. This summer, he’s working with indigenous leaders in So ...
WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered what may be the world's largest methane seep on the ocean floor, where life thrives under extreme conditions.
May 22, 2013 — Large-river specialist fishes -- from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub -- are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become ...
May 22, 2013 — Two new minute spider species have been discovered from the Sichuan and Chongqing, China.
The world's poorest countries are in a dispute with developed nations, including the United States and European Union members, over their special rights to bypass intellectual property rights when accessing key technologies — a provision that is about to expire.
MEXICO CITY, May 22 2013 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s recommendation to consider using edible insects as a food source to combat hunger may have particular repercussions in Colombia and Mexico, two Latin American countries that have a tradition of eating insects and a high deg ...
JAMAICA has been ranked fifth among islands of the world in terms of endemic plants. The country also enjoys a high level of endemism for animal species. It has:* 98.2 per cent of the 514 indigenous species of land snails and 100 per cent of the 22 indigenous species of amphibians.
"If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us" - David Suzuki.
Luanda – The Ministry of Environment Tuesday in Luanda appealed to all Angolans to contribute with a patriotic feeling and national citizen spirit to the protection and preservation of the large biological diversity, with a view to the country’s sustainable development.
Chennai: Despite Tamil Nadu being endowed with biodiversity including rich flora and fauna, the growing commercialisation has exerted severe pressure on these resources putting some of these in danger of extinction.
Gobabeb — Namibia's environment has started turning into an enemy that conspires with nature, while poor farming practices, excessive mining and deforestation have contributed to environmental degradation, according to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Uahekua Herunga.
It is independent producers who have the most to lose from this latest bizarre EU directive, so let's hope it is never enforced
Speech competition, nature photography and painting competitions among students from twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be held here at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) today (Wednesday).
UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday called on the international community to work towards a "water secure world" as part of the global ecosystem plan noted in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post- 2015 agenda.
KARACHI: Deforestation, soil erosion coupled with water-logging have hastened the rate of extinction of range animals - bird, reptiles, mammals, fish and plant species - which are already endangered due to climate change, cautioned environmental experts.
The world marks International Biodiversity Day tomorrow, May 22 with the theme, “Water and Biodiversity”.
The 2013 UN International Day of Biological Diversity explores the theme of water and biodiversity.
Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years, according to a new study.
Today (May 22) is yet another United Nations-designated International Day for Biodiversity. Cities occupy only 2 per cent of earth’s surface, but their inhabitants use up 75 per cent of the planet’s resources building concrete jungles.
The State of Nature report, compiled by 25 wildlife organisations - from the RSPB to the British Lichen Society - collates assessments of 3,148 species.
Mangroves that could protect Cameroon from rising seas may be subject to more pressure than they can bear, as people migrating to the country’s southwestern coast clear trees at a rate so fast they can’t regenerate, scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) said.
May 21, 2013 — Researchers from the University of Hawaii -- Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands including two species currently under consideration a ...
Guests at the upscale Harney Sushi in San Diego now get a little something extra with their fresh tuna and crab rolls: edible QR (quick response) codes. When scanned with a smart phone or tablet, the codes take users to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) FishWatch website ...
Concerned over destruction of Dadri wetlands in the National Capital Region (NCR), the National Green Tribunal Wednesday issued notices to the union environment ministry and others for failing to take steps to protect the area.
The world is sitting on a consumption time bomb -- more consumers, higher consumption, and more material intensity, coupled with diminishing supplies of natural capital, add up to a planet that is dangerously overspent and veering towards ecological bankruptcy in the not-too-distant future. Chin ...
A migratory shorebird that has flown more than 400,000 miles has reappeared once again.
KOLKATA: If the term "concrete jungle" is used to describe a city burdened with ugly brick-and-steel structures, there can't be a better example than Kolkata.
Ban Ki-moon has warned the world is on course to run out of freshwater unless greater efforts are made to improve water security.
Kohima: Saplings were planted on International Biodiversity Day today in Nagaland as stress was laid on the importance of conserving forests for the services it provides to the people.
Technologies are tools for doing or making things. They are a means to transform what nature has given into food, clothing, shelter, means of mobility, means of communication. Technology is a means to an end; it is not an end in itself.
Tumucumaque National Park, a sprawling reserve that covers a Belgium-sized area of rainforest (38,874 square kilometers) in northeastern Brazil, may see its protected status revoked due to insufficient consultation with local municipalities prior to its creation, reports O'Eco.