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#116289
2018-03-20

Sandals Guests Take On Fight Against Invasive Lionfish

Since the threats presented by the invasive lionfish were brought to national attention, the Sandals Foundation has introduced and participated in a number of programmes to help bring awareness to and control the lionfish population in the Caribbean.

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#116244
2018-03-14

WWF, World Scouting forge global partnership for a healthy planet

WWF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) are deepening their collaboration to drive global awareness and action on nature and the environment, in recognition of the enormous challenges facing our planet and the important role of young people in creating a more sustainable world.

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#116143
2018-03-01

My eyes still remember; Using Media as a tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana

Africa's rainforests are classified as part of the most important biodiversity areas in the world. But these forests are under severe threats from increasing population through logging, forest fragmentation, forest conversion into plantations, and mining activities.

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#116126
2018-02-28

Elgin student-organized science webinars draws thousands of viewers

On the fourth floor of School District U46's main office building, a group of six students huddled around their computers Friday, coffee and doughnuts only an arm's length away.

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#116101
2018-02-27

Earth Hour’s lights off set on March 24

According to Earth Hour-Philippines national director and World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines’ (WWF) Climate and Energy Program head Gia Ibay, this year’s celebration of Earth Hour is extra significant as it marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign, which has been “growing year on year sinc ...

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#116092
2018-02-26

Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox'

Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. "Beastbox" takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops. Along t ...

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#116078
2018-02-22

‘Photo Ark’ a quest to document global biodiversity: Q&A with photographer Joel Sartore and director Chun-Wei Yi

At turns haunting, humorous or just downright bizarre, the studio portraits of the thousands of animal species that photographer Joel Sartore has collected are more than just a catalog of life on Earth. When someone sees one of his photographs for the National Geographic Photo Ark, Sartore wants ...

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#116057
2018-02-21

Science films can help promote scientific temperament

Over 200 films makers along with a large contingent of scientists, students and film critics from across the country have gathered here for eighth edition of the National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) which began today at the P.D Hall of Gauhati University.

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#115999
2018-02-16

Celebrate biodiversity with a photography exhibition in Gurgaon

The exhibition will also feature works of contributing photographers — Aditya Arya, Bharat Goel, Vinod Goel, Sharat Sharma, Vijay Dhasmana, Anil Advani, among others. So much so that I fell in love with the trees, forests and the ridge,” says curator Aditya Arya. “Some of the species are so rare ...

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#115985
2018-02-15

The winners of Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018

A panoramic photograph of British World War Two military vehicles deep inside a shipwreck sees German photographer Tobias Friedrich named as Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018.

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#115956
2018-02-14

Sir David Amess joins crusade against plastic in the oceans

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue.Launched last month, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes.

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#115962
2018-02-14

Sharing ways that agricultural communities learn on their own

Farmer Field Schools, a community-driven approach to agricultural training and education, are increasingly in demand around the world for their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges.

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#115931
2018-02-09

Education is key to protecting nature

The world is slowly becoming environmentally conscious. The recently launched National Climate Change Action Plan aims at helping Kenya reduce vulnerability to climate change and to improve our country’s ability to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change offers.

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#115938
2018-02-09

Kenya's first Olympic alpine skier becomes UN Environment Mountain Hero

Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, Africa’s “snow leopard”, has been designated UN Environment’s first Mountain Hero. The 19-year-old athlete is also set to become the first Kenyan alpine skier to compete in the Olympic Games when she takes to the slopes in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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#115946
2018-02-09

Keep it human and visual, says U.N. guide to talking climate

Scientists should ease off using graphs and numbers to talk to the public about climate change and instead speak through human stories and colorful metaphors, or climate warnings may fall on deaf ears, U.N. experts say.

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#115947
2018-02-09

WWF-Philippines launches Earth Hour 2018 with campaign #Connect2Earth

WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to engage individuals, business and organizations in over 7,000 cities and more than 170 countries and territories during the hour and b ...

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#115874
2018-02-02

Training a global biodiversity workforce for the 21st century

Director of University of Florida Biodiversity Institute, Pamela S. Soltis gives a compelling insight into the world of biodiversity and the importance of training the workforce behind it

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#115813
2018-01-26

Education plays critical role in promoting environmental conservation

The world is slowly becoming environmentally conscious. The recently launched National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) aims at helping Kenya reduce vulnerability to climate change and to improve our country's ability to take advantage of the opportunities that climate change offers.

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#115793
2018-01-24

Nigeria: Saving the Environment Through Education

In line with its believe in sustaining the environment through continuous research, Chevron Nigeria Limited has since 2006, through the S.L Edu Research Grant, awarded scholarships to doctoral candidates whose research works are on environmental conservation and sustainable development in Nigeri ...

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#115752
2018-01-22

Citizen scientists act as ‘superheroes’ in conservation

As 16-year-old Minali Bhatt tromps through the marshy woods in her black rubber boots, her mother watches and waits for the number.

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#115735
2018-01-19

The big role of small insects

Kota Kinabalu: Insects are generally disregarded as big animals get the lop-sided attention. Singapore-hailed and world renowned colorectal surgeon Professor Francis Seow-Choen said the small stature of insects had unfortunately fooled people at large to conclude they are unimportant.

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#115726
2018-01-18

French environmental film ‘Terra’ premiered in Manila

Film lovers had a glimpse of the commitment of France not only to culture but also to diversity and protection of the environment during the special screening of the documentary “Terra” at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema.

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#115707
2018-01-17

In green communications, fear and hope have different uses

Fear and hope are opposing emotions that are frequently employed in social-issues marketing, and particularly when communicating the threat of climate change.

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#115695
2018-01-16

Frog artefacts from 40 countries at latest exhibition

FrogFest — a first-of-its-kind exhibition at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), inaugurated on January 15 — “celebrates frogs in art and nature” to “build awareness on the need for conservation of these species and highlight their role in the natural world”

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#115632
2017-12-21

Insect museum in Erzurum exhibits Turkey's biodiversity

Housing 50,000 insects collected from both Turkey and abroad, the Entomology Museum in the Plant Protection Department of Atatürk University's Faculty of Agriculture in Erzurum brings light to the scientific study of insects.

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#115606
2017-12-20

Wildlife conservation should not be a Western import

The debate over fox hunting in Britain is a binary issue that has polarised opinion in the pub and parliament alike. Similarly, discussions on wildlife conservation in Kenya have historically been cast in black and white terms: Western wildlife conservancy is “good” and indigenous human activity ...

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#115540
2017-12-08

Gaps in required curricula may explain differences in climate change acceptance among college graduates

The average American college student has just a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required core courses. The finding may help explain why having a bachelor's degree doesn't always lead to increased acceptance of human-caused global warming, according to ...

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#115541
2017-12-08

Find out more about the red crabs of Christmas Island this festive season

SINGAPORE - There is more to crabs than those fried with black pepper or in a thick chilli sauce. A new exhibition at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore (NUS) sets out to let visitors know that the crustaceans can also play a vital role in their hab ...

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#115506
2017-12-06

Instagram Will Alert Users Of Possible Harmful Behavior To Animals Or The Environment

As a social networking website that focuses on photo sharing among members, Instagram has developed some very strict guidelines when it comes to images it deems offensive or inappropriate. Any form of nudity, whether real or digital is also prohibited to be posted.

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#115380
2017-11-30

Creepy or cool? 7 limbless, burrowing amphibians found in Seychelles

Renowned for its natural beauty, rich biodiversity and unique flora and fauna, the Seychelles islands are also considered a champion for the environment.

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#115343
2017-11-28

Museums Are Strong Partners in Biodiversity Education

According to the American Alliance of Museums, there are approximately 850 million visits to American museums every year, more than the attendance to all the theme parks and major league sporting events combined (a measly 483 million).

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#115327
2017-11-27

Colorful WWF map showcases Hong Kong's biodiversity

Hong Kong's biodiversity: Over 60 species are showcased in a new cartoon map by the World Wildlife Fund-Hong Kong.t's not often you spot a map filled with smiling animals. But this one has plenty.

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#115325
2017-11-24

When pictures tell stories of threat to planet

Sharjah: Despite facing days of frustration, bad luck and threat to their lives, wildlife photographers bring us the most perfect glimpses into a world that not many have a first-hand knowledge of. But what are mere pictures to us are, to wildlife photographers, stories of life itself, which is ...

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#115207
2017-11-16

Scientists accused of scaremongering, 'overheated claims' with warning to humanity

A recent warning to humanity endorsed by thousands of scientists around the world includes "scaremongering" and "overheated" claims while ignoring much of the progress made in recent decades, some experts say.

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#115167
2017-11-13

More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue 'warning to humanity'

More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning.

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#115117
2017-11-09

The return of Jane Goodall, climate change and Syria among Oscar documentary hopefuls

With more than 150 qualifying films, the competition in the Academy Awards’ documentary feature category is more crowded than ever. By December, voters will narrow the field to a 15-title shortlist. Here are a few strong contenders to make that first cut.

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#115070
2017-11-07

‘Blue Planet II’ Is Already The Most-Watched TV Programme Of The Year

It’s no secret that ‘Blue Planet II’ is must-watch television, but the return of the show has surpassed expectations when it comes to ratings. Since it was first broadcast on Sunday 29 October, episode one of the new series has been seen by a whooping 14.1 million people, when you add those who ...

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#115058
2017-11-02

Alan Alda and E.O. Wilson Talk on Creativity and the Importance of the Campfire

What happens when MASH’s Hawkeye Pierce interviews one of the world’s foremost experts on biology, ecology, and human nature?

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#115029
2017-11-01

Citizen scientists count nearly 2 million birds and reveal a possible kookaburra decline

The fourth has just ended, with nearly 2 million birds from 635 species submitted to the BirdLife Australia app. The count, which is in its fourth year, has created a national database of birds found in our backyards.

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#115035
2017-11-01

Fabien's journey of hope to Sipadan

N his 1989 film, Borneo: The Ghost of the Sea Turtle, renowned explorer the late Jacques Cousteau immortalised Sipadan island as an “untouched piece of art”. Now, 28 years later, his grandson Fabien Cousteau has made an emotional first voyage to the idyllic island and is pleasantly surprised to ...

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#115037
2017-11-01

Science-informed storytelling key to communicate climate change

The scientific evidence tells us that we must adapt quickly to climate change. Yet a key problem confronting us is how we convey this important message to the general public.

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#115043
2017-11-01

L'importance à la reconquête de la biodiversité.

Je tiens à ce que la société française accorde autant d'importance à la reconquête de la biodiversité qu'elle en donne à la lutte contre le changement climatique.

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#114969
2017-10-25

Racer snakes, slug sex, and bat dung mountains: David Attenborough's greatest moments

If there’s one thing all British people can agree on, it’s that David Attenborough, at 91, is a sterling national treasure – although the sole dissenting voice might be that of Attenborough himself, who disavowed the term in a 2009 interview with The Telegraph .

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#114952
2017-10-24

David Attenborough urges global action to reduce plastic in oceans

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough has called for global action to reduce the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans, after seeing the damage first hand while filming a new documentary series. The 91-year-old broadcaster made the comments at the launch of a new TV series Blue Planet II in London ...

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#114895
2017-10-19

Zoos and aquariums pledge to highlight 'devastating effects' of unsustainable palm oil

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to promote the importance of more sustainable approaches to palm oil production.

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#114702
2017-10-03

Teaching the Next Generation to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The 5 Gyres Institute’s pilot program takes high school students on ocean expeditions to show them how to collect and analyze plastic trash – with the goal of inspiring careers as scientists, policymakers and advocates.

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#114710
2017-10-03

One of Ireland’s oldest schools wins its fifth Green Flag

The King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown is celebrating this week after winning their fifth Green Flag. To mark the achievement, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Paul Gogarty, attended a ceremony at the school where the flag was raised.

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#114663
2017-09-29

Conservationists should harness 'Hollywood effect' to help wildlife

How did Finding Nemo affect clownfish? Was Jaws bad for sharks? Did the remake of the Jungle Book help pangolins?Researchers from the University of Exeter say conservation scientists could work with filmmakers to harness the "Hollywood effect" to boost conservation.

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#114665
2017-09-29

Asean raises need for ‘agrobiodiversity’

RAISING awareness on the importance of agricultural biodiversity or agrobiodiversity for sustainable development and food security was the basic concern at the recently held Regional Workshop on Agrobiodiversity at Maejo University (MJU) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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#114565
2017-09-22

Youths must prepare for climate change

YOUNG people should learn more about conserving and managing their natural resources and therefore adopt a culture of preparedness.

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