When I read about the attacks on the world’s remaining elephants and rhinos, the first thought that enters my head is: “these creatures used to be everywhere.” Almost every area of land and sea, in every region of the world, had a megafauna.
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's struggle with its degrading biodiversity was the top concern expressed by experts at a meeting commemorating International Day for Biological Diversity at Botanical Garden, Ha Noi, on Friday.
SAN JOSE, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Although its territory accounts for only 0.03 percent of the planet's surface, Costa Rica is home to almost 5 percent of the world's total estimated species, enabling the government to promote a different kind of development, an official has said.
For all the environmental degradation that Bangalore is made to endure, the city still has considerable biodiversity left to talk about. Here, it is easy to miss the forest for the trees. The biodiversity is there, breathing right under our noses, not exactly teeming as it might have been till e ...
Pretoria — Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson, has urged all South Africans to step up efforts to protect the country's biodiversity for the benefit of the present and future generations.
Telangana State Biodiversity Board (TSBB) today celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity at a function at the Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium here.Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Forest Minister Jogu Ramaiah said human errors were affecting the biological diversity adding it was ...
The International Day for Biological Diversity is designed to remind us that conservation, sustainable management, and the restoration of biodiversity can play an important role in the fight against climate disruption.
Humanity’s fate is tightly linked with biological diversity.
The WWF-Pakistan commemorated International Day for Biological Diversity at Virtual University (VU) to increase the understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
Imphal, May 22 : Additional Chief Secretary Ram Muivah has emphasised the need to work together to conserve biodiversity to ensure the future of the present generation and coming generations.
IMPHAL May 22: As in other parts of the world, the International Day for Biological Diversity was observed jointly by Manipur Biodiversity Board and Forest Department under the sponsorship from National Biodiversity Authority Government of India at Manipur Film Development Corporation, Palace Co ...
The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed on Friday (May 22) to increase the global understanding and awareness of issues and challenges around biodiversity.
A statement from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism looks at the importance of conserving biodiversity in the broadest sense of its definition.
NAVI MUMBAI: To boost understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, UN declared May 22 as International Day of Biological Diversity. This year the official theme is sustainable development.
LAHORE - WWF-Pakistan celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity at Virtual University (VU) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
Rwandans have been urged to scale up efforts to conserve natural resources as the world celebrated the biodiversity day.
Today, May 22nd, is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. It is a day to note that we need to do much better in managing our relationship with New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna.
Many of us even don’t even think about the importance of biological diversity in our world even though people’s fate is actually closely linked to it.
“International Day for Biological Diversity” under the theme ‘Biodiversity for sustainable Development’ was observed on May 22 at department of botany, Nagaland University, Lumami with conservator of forest, government of Nagaland, Supongnukshi (IFS) as the invited lecture.
Manama, May 22 (BNA): Following directives from His Majesty the King’s Personal Representative, President of the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Bahrain marks the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Turtle Day celebrates turtles and tortoises of all kinds every May 23. Created by American Tortoise Rescue in 2000, the annual observance is meant to raise awareness of the animals, their welfare and their increasingly threatened habitats.
KASESE, Uganda, May 22 (UPI) -- New poaching maps help conservationists identify risk and better protect animals. The maps are the result of cooperation among scientists and researchers at University of York, in England, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.
European allergy sufferers resigned to the perennial springtime blitz on their noses may need to keep their tissues handy later in the year too. An invasive plant from North America that releases copious amounts of allergenic pollen in the autumn looks set to massively expand its range in Europe.
A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape
Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world's ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe.
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson has today 22 May 2015 launched the Environment Sector Local Government Strategy as part of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) celebration in uMgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal.
Union minister for environment, forest and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, on Friday emphasised the need to conserve biodiversity for the well being of present and coming generations. “We have borrowed this earth from our children, and not inherited it from our ancestors,” Javadekar said in h ...
Srinagar, May 22 (Scoop News)-To mark the World Biological Diversity Day-2015, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) in association with State Biodiversity Board (SBB), organized an impressive programme with a theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” at SKICC, here today.
Nicholas Stern tells the Hay festival the global economic crisis was a perfect opportunity to make progress on climate change – and we missed it
Fiji may be set to receive a significant share of a climate change aid package from Japan after the PALM 7 Pacific leaders meeting in Tokyo.
Friday, 22 May, is International Day for Biological Diversity – a time for the City of Cape Town to reflect on its globally important and unique biodiversity, and acknowledge its partners and residents who work tirelessly with the City to ensure that this irreplaceable asset is managed and utili ...
22 May 2015 – Variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, as he called on the international community to recommit to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss parti ...
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, has emphasised the need to work together to conserve biodiversity to ensure the future for the present generation and the coming generations.
Climate change scientists have known for years that rising temperatures affect sea creatures, from the biggest fish to the microscopic plankton at the base of the ocean food chain.
Minister of Environment and Nature Protection Mihael Zmajlovic on Thursday presented the Bioportal, a web portal presenting information about biological diversity and nature protection in Croatia ahead of International Day for Biological Diversity and Nature Protection Day in Croatia, observed o ...
A study by the International Trade Centre (ITC) published today on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity Day highlights the role that trade can play in the conservation of flora and fauna whilst supporting local livelihoods.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Researchers recently found the same proteins used in human eyes are also present in the skin of the two spot octopus, a species found off the coast of California. The proteins help the octopus sense light, without the help of the eyes or the brain.
Satellites have seen a sudden dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a Bristol University-led study.
Malaysia aims to protect 10% of its marine environment by 2020. Less than 1%, however, is currently protected. This may have dire consequences for the country's endangered dugong population, warn a Malaysian scientist and her research team.
A multinational team of researchers who spent three and a half years sampling the ocean's sunlit upper layers aboard the schooner Tara unveil the first officially reported global analyses of the Tara Oceans consortium.
The next time you order that "wake up" cup of Joe or reach for a sweet treat, you may want to consider whether those coffee or cocoa beans were grown in the shade or open sun.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 2015 (IPS) - By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the ...
Exports drop 40% as world’s second-biggest coffee exporter suffers rising temperatures and drought, combined with effects of deforestation, land degradation and depleted water resources caused by decades of growth
Private sector could help close the expected shortfall in emissions reductions necessary to stop 2C of global warming warming, suggests Unilever CEO Paul Polman at climate and business summit in Paris
Using technology to make a city more sustainable works best if its inhabitants participate in planning and implementation, according to a UN report.
Megafauna like elephants and rhinos are ecological engineers, creating conditions that hundreds of other species have evolved to exploit. Losing their last remaining populations will radically alter life on Earth
Once down to just three small breeding groups in 1992, the Louisiana black bear has clambered back from the brink of extinction. From bald eagles to mountain lions, some of America's rarest beasts have once again found sure footing.
Global weather system that plays havoc with weather across the world could exacerbate region’s dry spell and devastate Sahel like it did in 1972
A fierce debate has erupted over a new forestry code in Romania aimed at protecting unique wildlife habitats and controlling the logging industry.