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Eco-friendly and ultra-luxury: How Bahrain hopes to revive its natural pearl industry

An island kingdom just off the Arabian Peninsula, known as the first emirate nation to discover oil in 1932, wants to re-establish itself as the global center for sustainable pearls.

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Conservationists express concern over the increasing loss in the country’s biodiversity

The latest findings from a study by the Worldwide Fund for nature have cited several factors fuelling biodiversity loss. Among these are the Unsustainable land use management for food and energy, and Government policies failing to promote environmental stewardship.

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Interweaving ecosystems in Indonesia

Indonesia — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with local communities in Indonesia’s Kalimantan forests to protect biodiversity and generate sustainable livelihoods.

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Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist's buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you make an informed and environment-friendly choice?

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You might want to think twice before buying a woolly Christmas jumper this year

Wool has a damaging effect on the planet and is not sustainable, according to a new report released this week.

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The beauty of balance

WHEN I was growing up, recycling and sustainability weren't words we normally used but we practised an ethical lifestyle all the same. The use of plastic was rare. Glass bottles were the norm and these were always reused.

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New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

In the sub-Antarctic, intrepid expeditions and satellite tracking data have allowed us to pinpoint important feeding and breeding zones for seabirds and seals. This valuable information helps planners to minimise the overlap between fisheries and wildlife.

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Sisi reviews plans to upgrade natural reserves, preserve biodiversity

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the involvement of the private sector and youth in the projects of the Environment Ministry, including the development of the infrastructure of the natural reserves, while preserving their biological diversity, the Presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

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Shifting the needle on biodiversity conservation in India

In some ways India could be considered test case for the rest of the world, as it works out how to feed its population of 1.3 billion people in a sustainable way. The challenge is to achieve this feat without degrading the land, soil and water resources, destroying the country’s rich diversity o ...

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Mobile protected areas for biodiversity on the high seas

A new agreement is being negotiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to provide legally binding mechanisms to protect the marine environment and to conserve and ensure the sustainable use of marine biodiversity on the high seas (international waters in area ...

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Building sustainability into traditional Chinese medicine trade on the new Silk Roads

Promoted as a 21st century version of the ancient Silk Roads, China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) aims to improve global connectivity and change the shape of international trade. The multi-billion-dollar project will link China with countries in Southeast and Central Asia, East Africa, Europe a ...

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India and other consumer countries should push for sustainable palm oil: report

Banning palm oil in favour of other vegetable oils deemed less destructive to the environment, could lead to greater biodiversity losses, according to a report.

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Global biodiversity crisis demands conservation action that is both effective and equitable

Few places on our planet remain untouched by humans. The growing global demand for food, fibre, fuels, shelter and freshwater is driving the loss and degradation of natural forests, wetlands, coastal areas and other ecosystems. It has had devastating consequences for biodiversity and the life-su ...

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Conservation and sustainable use of resources

In the oceans of all around the world there is a change in the sustainable environment, their temperature, chemistry, currents and life which derive the earth’s habitual system for mankind. Our rainwater, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our daily food, and even the oxygen that we breathe; ...

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