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#106874
2016-01-18

Footage of wild Asian elephants marks success for Cambodia’s protected forest

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (CI), a U.S.-based environmental non-profit, released footage on Friday of the largest herd of elephants seen in Cambodia in the past decade.

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#106875
2016-01-18

Ethiopia: Tremendous Outputs of Sixth NRCCDC

This year, the Sixth National Resource Conservation and Catchment Development Campaign ( 6th NRCCDC) kicked off in Oromia and Harari States and at North Gondar Zone of Amhara State.

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#106876
2016-01-18

An organic way to beat the drought

A DECISION more than 10 years ago to go organic has seen a farm thrive, while others are scrambling as a result of the drought. Tierhoek organic farm in Robertson, 160km from Cape Town, is expecting a good season, while others are counting the mounting costs of drought.

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#106877
2016-01-18

Kofi Annan endorses reforestation of Africa

The replanting of forests can play a major role in achieving the climate objectives that were agreed in Paris. It is now time for investors to make a move and the 'Forests for the Future, New Forests for Africa' initiative has received the support of H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan.

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#106878
2016-01-18

Davos 2016: Where Leonardo DiCaprio, Will.i.am Will be Seen in Different Roles

As the rich and powerful from across the world get ready for their annual brainstorming in this ski resort town in the coming week, it will also host Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio - but not for his Oscar front-runner 'The Revenant'

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#106879
2016-01-18

Angola: Ecotourism Infrastructures Spring Up in National Parks

Luanda — Some infrastructures that aim at the promotion of ecotourism and contribute to the diversification of the economy have been springing up in the country's national parks, in an initiative of the Environment Ministry and partners.

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#106880
2016-01-18

Evaluate education system in context of sustainable development goals’

HMEDABAD: The year 2015 was significant for policymakers across the globe as 193 nations including India accepted sustainable development goals (SDGs) and it was soon followed by Paris Agreement at COP 21.

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#106881
2016-01-18

As climate change threatens CentAm coffee, a cocoa boom is born

Brimming with shade trees and bounded by the Tuma river, the lower climes of Roger Castellon's farm in Nicaragua's mountainous Jinotega department were long ideal for growing coffee.

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#106882
2016-01-18

Woman cycles across Southern Hemisphere to collect 1,001 climate change stories

With little more than an audio recorder, Devi Lockwood has been travelling on a green touring bike, covered in stickers with a jaunty yellow flag flying off the back, across the Southern Hemisphere for more than one year.

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#106883
2016-01-18

Ministry for climate change needed

Climate change thought is currently the most important underlying force behind our social, political and economic policies and practices. Despite this, significant levels of inefficiencies in handling environmental matters still reign Uganda’s ministry of Water and Environment. Could these prob ...

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#106884
2016-01-18

Britain's 'Blue Belt' haven for our marine life doubles

Almost two dozen new conservation zones protecting UK waters will save rare and exotic creatures from fishing and seaside development Spiny lobsters, "upside-down" stalked jellyfish and native oysters are among species ministers have promised to protect through a new series of marine conservatio ...

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#106885
2016-01-18

Hunting for marine secrets

The sea is much more than what one sees from the shore. Underneath the rolling and heaving waves is a world that one forgets exists — a world as vibrant and colourful, diverse, and threatened as what lies above.

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#106886
2016-01-18

First study of arthropods in US homes finds huge biodiversity

The first study to evaluate the biodiversity of arthropods in U.S. homes finds that humans share their houses with any of more than 500 different kinds of arthropods - at least on a short-term basis. Arthropods are invertebrate animals with exoskeletons, segmented bodies and jointed limbs, such ...

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#106894
2016-01-19

Climate Adaptation Is Key to Managing Interconnected Global Risks

The consequences of climate change are causing growing concern among global leaders as they intersect with a large number of interconnected global risks.

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#106895
2016-01-19

Sustainable Gastronomy to Conserve the Amazon’s Cultural and Natural Diversity Sustainable Gastronomy to Conserve the Amazon’s Cultural and Natural Diversity

Last month, I joined a group of fellow conservationists, chefs, journalists, public health experts, and entrepreneurs in the Peru to discuss how sustainable gastronomy might contribute to conserving the cultural and natural diversity of the Amazon. Representing Latin American nations and the Uni ...

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#106896
2016-01-19

Africa: Ecosystem-Based Farming Comes of Age

A new FAO book out today takes a close look at how the world's major cereals maize, rice and wheat - which together account for an estimated 42.5 percent of human calories and 37 percent of our protein - can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems.

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#106897
2016-01-19

A Wild Liberty

The world we inhabit is a miracle of billions of years of evolution as life has unfolded in its full beauty and diversity, writes Grant A. Mincy. But human activities - deforestation, mining, urbanisation, pollution, climate change - are tearing away at the functioning fabric of the living biosp ...

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#106898
2016-01-19

Saving the Maya rainforest

The Selva Maya is home to immense biodiversity - and the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Today, the forest is under threat but NGOs and locals are working together to save it, along with their livelihoods.

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#106899
2016-01-19

Robot subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals

A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England.

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#106900
2016-01-19

Rwanda Maintains High-End Tourism Strategy As Visitors to Africa Surge

Tourism is on the rise on the African continent but is yet to reach its full potential, according to the 2015 edition of the Africa Tourism Monitor.

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#106901
2016-01-19

Man-made heat absorbed by oceans has doubled since 1997: study

WASHINGTON -- The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.

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#106902
2016-01-19

More plastic than fish in oceans by 2050

There will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world's oceans by 2050, the World Economic Forum warned Tuesday.

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#106903
2016-01-19

Large dams threaten third of freshwater fish

A third of the world’s freshwater fish are at risk due to dams on three large rivers, researchers warn, calling for more rigorous construction planning to prevent biodiversity and socioeconomic losses.

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#106904
2016-01-19

Interdisciplinarity: Bring biologists into biomimetics

In the late 1940s, Swiss engineer George de Mestral was inspired to invent Velcro after picking burrs from the fur of his dog. Five decades later, Japanese engineer Eiji Nakatsu, who had a passion for bird watching, designed a high-speed train with an aerodynamic front shaped like a kingfisher's ...

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#106905
2016-01-19

What’s Causing Deadly Outbreaks of Fungal Diseases in World’s Wildlife?

An unprecedented global wave of virulent fungal infections is decimating whole groups of animals — from salamanders and frogs, to snakes and bats. While scientists are still trying to understand the causes, they are pointing to intercontinental travel, the pet trade, and degraded habitat as like ...

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#106906
2016-01-19

Uganda: Here is How to Protect Local Herbal Medicine

Recently, Dr Savina Asiimwe of Makerere University concluded research into nutri-medicinal plants used in the management of HIV/Aids opportunistic infections in the greater Ankole area of western Uganda. She explains some of the findings from her study.

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#106908
2016-01-19

Davos Leaders Pick The 10 Most Heinous And Likeliest Global Risks

On the eve of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the organizers of the power summit make it a practice to warn their members–and all of us non-elites–of everything that can go wrong and is going wrong in the world. It’s a long list.

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#106909
2016-01-19

Say cheese for science: Camera traps show how habitat protection aids biodiversity

Researchers have some good news for the animals struggling to survive in the world’s tropical forests: Setting aside habitat for their protection does more to protect biodiversity than scientists had realized.

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#106916
2016-01-20

New photos show bush dogs are found throughout Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Photographs have confirmed the presence of the bush dog, Speothos venaticus, one of the world's rarest canid species, throughout Panama.

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#106917
2016-01-20

Missing fish: 30 percent of global fish catch unreported

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A new report out of Canada suggests nearly a third of the global fish catch goes unreported. For those in charge of managing commercial fish stocks, ignorance is not bliss.

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#106918
2016-01-20

Tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity

Biodiversity in tropical forest protected areas may be faring better than previously thought, according to a study publishing in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology on January 19th.

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#106919
2016-01-20

Quantifying the aquarium trade to help it become more sustainable

Between 18 and 30 million marine aquarium fishes are traded globally each year, but a paucity of data makes it difficult to know the actual volume.

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#106920
2016-01-20

A new reserve for the world’s smallest deer

The Ecuadorian government recently approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, providing a meaningful victory for activists and locals who spent almost 14 years advocating for its creation.

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#106921
2016-01-20

Science: Not Just a Western Sector, It Can Help Africa Too

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 20 2016 (IPS) - Small-scale farmer Augustine Sibanda has grown resilient tradition sorghum varieties passed down through generations but has increased his yields after he adopted improved seed varieties developed through research.

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#106922
2016-01-20

Indian state decides coconut trees are no longer trees but palms

Goan authorities remove the coconut from their official list of trees to make it easier for them to be cut down by farmers

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#106923
2016-01-20

Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos

The high profile UN summit on climate change in Paris appears to have had little impact on the decision making and worries of global business leaders.

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#106924
2016-01-20

How Climate Change Endangers Microbes--And Why That's Not a Good Thing

With another year of record-breaking warmth just over, the passage of a new climate treaty is definitely timely.

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#106925
2016-01-20

Fighting climate change means protecting forests and wildlife

The Paris Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC has come and gone, and all but the most cynical would agree that the outcomes were on the positive side and that this was the most successful Climate COP to date.

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#106926
2016-01-20

Study: First ever to quantify crop by crop where African farmers obtain seed

NAIROBI, KENYA (20 January 2016)--Small, family farmers in Africa purchase more than half of their seeds every year through local markets and other informal sources--neglected outlets that present a major opportunity for improving access to better crop varieties crucial to dealing with climate, ...

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#106927
2016-01-20

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans, says report

The world's oceans will contain more plastics than fish by 2050 as plastic – mostly packaging – enters the seas at the rate of one garbage truck-load a minute, a new report has warned.

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#106928
2016-01-20

Oceans Trapped Startling Amount of Heat in Last 18 Years

The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, a study by U.S. scientists has found.

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#106929
2016-01-20

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

SANTO DOMINGO , Jan 20 2016 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today’s era of global warming.

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#106933
2016-01-21

Climate Change and Poverty -- The Underappreciated Link

Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal.

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#106934
2016-01-21

Rare muriqui monkey hideout found in Brazil

VILA VELHA, Brazil, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A recent survey of Brazil's Caparao National Park turned up a rare discovery -- a new group of northern muriqui, one the planet's most threatened primate species.

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#106936
2016-01-21

Tuneful song reveals new species of Himalayan thrush

Scientists have described a new species of bird in northern India and China, called the Himalayan forest thrush.

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#106937
2016-01-21

Decades of bat observations reveal uptick in new causes of mass mortality

Reports of bat deaths worldwide due to human causes largely unique to the 21st century are markedly rising, according to a new analysis

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#106938
2016-01-21

New framework sheds light on how, not if, climate change affects cold-blooded animals

Cold-blooded animals like lizards, insects and fish have a preferred body temperature range at which they hunt, eat, move quickly and reproduce.

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#106939
2016-01-21

2015 declared the hottest year on record

It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record. Global data show that a powerful El Niño, marked by warmer waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean, helped to drive atmospheric temperatures well past 2014's record highs. Some researchers suggest that broader Pacific trends could spell even more ...

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#106940
2016-01-21

Rhino poaching levels in South Africa fell in 2015

Slight dip in the number of rhino’s illegally killed for their horns breaks relentless rise in deaths since 2007

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#106941
2016-01-21

Scientists find tree frog believed extinct for more than 100 years

For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.

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