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#113111
2017-05-31

Learners embrace biodiversity

Learners and teachers of the Boitshoko Primary School in Galeshewe welcomed the lessons on ­biodiversity and sustainable tourism brought to them by the Sol Plaatje municipality in celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity

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#113099
2017-05-30

Winning Images of ‘SelfieFor Biodiversity’

The Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, together with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB), recently held its fourth annual photo competition “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017,” which ...

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#113022
2017-05-24

Ghana observes International Day for biodiversity

Ghana on Monday joined the global community to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity (biodiversity) emphasising the need to protect the Atiwa Range Forest Reserve for posterity.

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#113037
2017-05-24

Instruye Peña Nieto a diseñar ley para cuidado de biodiversidad

Durante el Día Internacional de la Biodiversidad Biológica, el mandatario hidalguense expuso que su gobierno fomenta el desarrollo sostenible, el turismo verde y la creación de una cultura ciudadana para el respeto al medio ambiente. Cinequo http://cinequo.com/2017/05/24/instruye-pe-a-nieto-a-di ...

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#113042
2017-05-24

Iran Ecotourism Untapped

Iran's share of the global ecotourism market does not reflect the country's potential in the sector, an official at the Department of Environment said.

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#112993
2017-05-23

Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: International Day for Biological Diversity's theme

The UN-proclaimed International Day for Biological Diversity was celebrated on May 22, with the theme "Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism" since the diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth

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#112995
2017-05-23

Tourism interests urged to recognise region's 'sensitive biological treasures'

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has highlighted the significance of tourism as a driving force for sustainable development.In a release on Monday, issued jointly with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in celebration of International D ...

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#113001
2017-05-23

Biodiversity. But what is it?

International Biological Diversity Day fell on 22 May in the UN calendar of commemorative days. This decade—until 2020—is the Decade on Biodiversity by the same measure.

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#112954
2017-05-22

Children display concern for biodiversity

In a move to raise awareness on biodiversity among schoolchildren, the National Green Corps and TS Pollution Control Board, in collaboration with Jawahar Bal Bhavan, conducted painting competitions on the eve of International Day of Biological Diversity on Sunday.

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#112956
2017-05-22

UAE celebrates World Biodiversity Day

The UAE is joining the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day, marked annually on 22nd May, with this year’s celebration coming under the theme of "Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism".

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#112957
2017-05-22

South Africa joins the world in observing the International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity is “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”, and was chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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#112958
2017-05-22

Nature tourism

With 71.5 million tourists, tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya plays a potentially significant role in addressing poverty.Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to t ...

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#112959
2017-05-22

Dollars and 'Sense': Paying for Our Planet

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity today serves as a strong reminder of the value of nature and ecosystems to human life and the well-being of our societies.

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#112960
2017-05-22

World Biodiversity Day observed at Tata Steel’s Sukinda unit

An awareness session on snakes was organised by Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel, at Jajpur district in Odisha, on the occasion of World Biodiversity Day or International Day of Biological Diversity today.

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#112961
2017-05-22

Smartphones and drones launch ConservationFIT on the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Today, May 22, is the 2017 International Day for Biological Diversity.In the beautifully-phrased words of E.O. Wilson, world-renowned conservationist, biodiversity is “the assembly of life that took a billion years to evolve. It has eaten the storms, folded them into its genes, and created the w ...

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#112962
2017-05-22

From my Hide: Global biodiversity under threat…

HIS Monday, May 22, is International Day of Biodiversity, but sadly I must report that one of the last true wildernesses and centres of biological diversity is under severe threat. It is the Leusar eco-system on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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#112963
2017-05-22

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY WITH BAMBOO AND RATTAN

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, INBAR celebrates bamboo and rattan’s indispensable role in biodiverse landscapes across the world.

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#112964
2017-05-22

UNU-IAS Event Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

On 13 May, UNU-IAS, the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Association for Interpretation Japan, and Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) jointly organized the Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism: Discussing Interpretation of National Parks. Every year, UNU-IAS celebrate ...

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#112965
2017-05-22

IDB – International Day for Biological Diversity

Biodiversity provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Especially our coastlines and seas are an attraction point for tourism and each year a large percentage of holiday-makers head to coastlines around the world.

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#112966
2017-05-22

International Day for biological biodiversity: celebrate by protecting biodiversity, not promoting tourism.

22 May 2017 is International day for biodiversity and this year’s theme is tourism. The UN Convention on biodiversity (CBD) is using this opportunity to promote the value of tourism in significantly reducing threats to, and maintaining or increasing key wildlife populations and biodiversity thro ...

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#112968
2017-05-22

How will you celebrate Biodiversity Day 2017?

Wildlife is declining at an alarming rate due to pollution, habitat loss, invading non-native species, human activity and climate change.We can help you make a difference by taking action on Biodiversity Day, whether big or small, at home or abroad

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#112970
2017-05-22

An effort to document flora and fauna

Walk today at Kambalakonda Reserve Forest to highlight species of birds, butterflies and animals

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#112971
2017-05-22

Day of Biological Diversity observed

The Society Natural Biodiversity and the PU Staff Club collaborated with the Punjab Biodiveristy Board and the UNESCO Network Chair to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 20 and 21 at Panjab University.

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#112976
2017-05-22

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017

For more than 70 years, UNESCO has been working to foster scientific knowledge and cooperation on biodiversity and ecosystems, such as tropical forests, oceans, mountains. In recent years, the effect of human activities -- magnified by population growth and global climate change -- has reduced d ...

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#112978
2017-05-22

The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day

The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection.In this sense, the activities of this journey, under the motto: Biological diversity and sustainable tourism, try to highlight the results that can be ...

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#112980
2017-05-22

Climate Change Endangers the World's Biodiversity

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth. In turn, a well-managed tourist sector can help reduce threats to key wildlife po ...

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#112943
2017-05-19

Of beast, birds, butterflies, and trees

Many eco-warriors in the city are at the forefront of efforts to maintain and protect the rich biodiversity of the place we call home. May 22 is World Biodiversity Day

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#112947
2017-05-19

India is spending 100 cr to save 4 critically endangered species

On World Biodiversity Day a look at what India is doing to save some of its most endangered species.India is one of the richest countries in terms of biodiversity, and hosts about 8% of all the documented species in the world, harbouring 4 of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots.

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#112393
2017-03-30

UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversit ...

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#108689
2016-05-24

'One needs to understand biodiversity to protect it'

The need for coming up with initiatives to control the loss of flora and fauna was highlighted by experts on Sunday-International Day for Biological Diversity at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB). Experts also encouraged the youth to understand biodiversity in order to p ...

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#108680
2016-05-23

‘Recall tradition to save our biodiversity’

Panaji: We have to recall traditional methods to protect our biodiversity and adopt them to save the Earth, said environment minister Rajendra Arlekar at the Goa state biodiversity board's International Day for Biological Diversity event at Kala Academy, Panaji, on Sunday.

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#108681
2016-05-23

PAU celebrates International Biodiversity Day 2016

The "International Biodiversity Day 2016" was celebrated at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) under the aegis of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India on Monday.

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#108684
2016-05-23

Biodiversity loss speeding up wildlife, plants extinction at alarming level

ISLAMABAD: The Climate Change secretary has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboration with all provincial forest and wildlife departments and non-governmental organisations.

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#108685
2016-05-23

Mainstream issues of biodiversity into national plans – Ayariga

Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said issues of biodiversity must be mainstreamed into the national development plans to impact on every aspect of individual, corporate and communal activities.

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#108666
2016-05-20

Biodiversity Week activities draw 17,000

Nature thrives in Singapore, and more people are interested in getting acquainted with the flora and fauna here.Slots at almost all nature activities launched by the National Parks Board (NParks) to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity this Sunday - including a guided tour at Fort ...

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#108671
2016-05-20

Mighty mountain wilds

On International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) we celebrate the extensive and ecologically profuse Western Ghats. Dense mist floats about every now and then, its ethereal, amorphous form as if pulled on all sides by some magical force, to reveal a sparkling clarity to the wet air. What a ...

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#108673
2016-05-20

On International Day, UN highlights biodiversity's role in underpinning development

22 May 2016 – Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people everywhere, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, as he urged the internationa ...

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#108661
2016-05-19

Celebrate The International Day For Biological Diversity With Micro Conservation

There's nothing like the potential loss of Earth's rich biodiversity and planetary life support systems to make one feel, well, a little overwhelmed. Our individual actions can seem like small roles on a very big stage.

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#108662
2016-05-19

Seeds of suicide

May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the UN. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity from IPR monopolies.

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#108663
2016-05-19

Investing in biodiversity is investing in our future

As presumptive President Duterte’s agenda is progressively developed, International Biodiversity Day offers a timely reminder of the importance of effective management of a country’s natural wealth. Few places in the world are as rich in biodiversity as the Philippines: considered as one of 18 m ...

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#108641
2016-05-18

Indigenous groups fighting for the planet

This year's International Day for Biological Diversity highlights how biodiversity is the "foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems." The livelihoods of billions of people depend directly or indirectly on biodiversity.

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#104084
2015-05-28

International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

22 May 2015: The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme, ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable ...

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#104021
2015-05-26

International Day for Biological Diversity observed

Imphal, May 22 2015 : 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.

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#104022
2015-05-26

5 major threats to biodiversity, and how we can help curb them

The fewer animals we have, the fewer humans we will have.

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#104023
2015-05-26

Biodiversity Essential To Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication: UN Chi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the international community to recommit itself to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss particularly as the United Nations prepares to adopt a new set of development goals.

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#104024
2015-05-26

Poachers will be dealt with severely: Munda

DIBRUGARH, May 22 – Environment and Forest Minister Etuwa Munda today said all those involved in causing harm to the rich bio-diversity of the State would be dealt with, with an iron hand.

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#104025
2015-05-26

Biodiversity for sustainable development

A statement from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism looks at the importance of conserving biodiversity in the broadest sense of its definition.

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#103988
2015-05-25

Experts examine growing threat to Viet Nam's dwindling biodiversity

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.

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#103989
2015-05-25

Interview: Costa Rica thrives on biodiversity -- minister

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.

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#103990
2015-05-25

Urban biodiversity: We can all do our bit to save it

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 ...

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