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#134677
2022-05-25

Jamaicans urged to protect biodiversity

Jamaicans are being urged to take personal responsibility for perserving the evvironment.

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#134533
2022-05-18

Extinction obituary: the sudden, sad disappearance of the Christmas Island forest skink

The last Christmas Island forest skink was named Gump. She lived in a spacious cage filled with rocks, soil, logs and a ready supply of fresh invertebrate food in the island’s national park.

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#134286
2022-05-05

Safeguarding Biodiversity is Vital for Tourism to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most desired destinations by tourists from various parts of the world and one of the reasons is related to its extensive biodiversity since foreigners want to know the natural beauties that it houses in its more than 51 thousand square kilometers.

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#134072
2022-04-14

Rodrigues: The Indian Ocean island time forgot

Marooned 600km north-east of Mauritius, and close to no other landform, Rodrigues is a world unto itself. It is also one of the world's most remote inhabited islands.

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#134001
2022-04-12

Saint Helena - A Bastion of Biodiversity

The small island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic is home to unique fauna and flora. Many of the more than 400 species living here are found nowhere else in the world.

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#132953
2022-02-04

How a Global Organisation is Safeguarding Planet Earth’s Key to Survival

There are more than 100,000 islands on Earth, all of which are responsible and indispensable for our survival. Home to the greatest reserve of biodiversity, islands house almost 20 per cent of the planet’s entire biodiversity.

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#132858
2022-02-01

The world's tiny islands inspiring green action

Small island communities have often been pioneers for sustainability and climate action. Are they a snapshot of a greener future, or a distraction from bigger problems elsewhere?

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#131959
2021-11-26

For tradition and nature on the Bijagós Islands, loss of one threatens the other

Communities in the Bijagós Islands off Guinea-Bissau have for generations maintained a close spiritual connection to nature that’s been credited with the archipelago remaining a biodiversity hotspot.

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#131963
2021-11-26

Island conservationists identify key barriers to meeting biodiversity targets

The failure to meet global biodiversity targets clearly indicates the need for more effective biodiversity management and conservation efforts, and this in turn requires better understanding of the current barriers to success.

News Headlines
#131919
2021-11-24

The barriers to achieving island biodiversity targets

A study indicates the greater necessity for biodiversity conservation, analysing 33 barriers to reaching biodiversity targets and how nations are to better manage island ecosystems

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#131920
2021-11-24

Island conservationists identify key barriers to meeting biodiversity targets

Research with island conservationists in the Western Indian Ocean revealed a raft of barriers operating across management levels, which interfere with their ability to achieve local and national conservation objectives. The most common problems were limited capacity, limited resources and a lack ...

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#131323
2021-10-29

Over half of the world’s vertebrates reside in the tropics

It has long been known that, when it comes to biodiversity, the tropics reign supreme. However, until now, scientists did not have an exact estimate of how many of the world’ s species resided there.

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#131163
2021-10-26

Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off

It’s nearly midnight as Delvis Semedo strolls along an empty beach on the Cape Verdean island of Maio. Overhead, the dense Milky Way pierces the darkness. A sea turtle emerges from the crashing waves and lumbers up the shore. Then another. And another.

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#131068
2021-10-22

New study warns biodiversity of plants, animals in Hawaii are in jeopardy

A new study about the loss of biodiversity in island regions is highlighting the urgent need for more action to protect Hawaii’s unique ecosystem.

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#131070
2021-10-22

Biodiversity of islands worldwide is in peril, scientists warn

Scientists are sounding the alarm. The biodiversity of islands around the world is becoming increasingly threatened, due in large part to habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive species and climate change.

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#130592
2021-09-30

Monteverde is Costa Rica’s newest canton

“With a unique biodiversity in the country, Monteverde is a prosperous and peaceful area, of high tourist attraction, whose inhabitants have known how to develop sustainable economic activities, protecting and caring for their natural resources,” said President Carlos Alvarado at a signing ceremony.

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#130486
2021-09-20

Apo Island goes zero waste

ONE of the country's top scuba diving sites, the Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, is intensifying its advocacy on zero waste management as it pilot tests the use of organic shampoos and body wash, lime soap bars, organic liquid laundry and dishwashing solutions to eliminate plastic waste sa ...

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#130175
2021-09-01

Helping hands for Small Island Developing States

Nearly 30 years ago, given their unique environmental and developmental needs, Small Island Developing States were recognized as a special category at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

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#129561
2021-07-13

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle 'superhighway'

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, an underwater "superhighway" stretches roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) between the marine reserves of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island, off the coast of Costa Rica.

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#129428
2021-06-29

Costa Rica Strengthens Biodiversity of Isla Del Coco

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) of Costa Rica announced today the strengthening of the program for the protection of marine and insular biodiversity of Isla Del Coco, classified as a natural laboratory.

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#129314
2021-06-15

COVID Recovery Push In This Caribbean Island Threatens Green Goals

As a child, Sophie Grizzle Roumel remembers swimming in the warm turquoise waters near a beach surrounded by mangroves outside her small village on Jamaica’s west end.

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#129302
2021-06-14

Lakshadweep Islands At Risk of Losing Land Due to Rising Sea Levels: Study

The 35 islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago are at risk of land erosion and being inundated due to rising sea levels, according to new climate change projections.

News Headlines
#129231
2021-06-11

The development plan that could end up sinking Lakshadweep islands

A resident of Androth island in Lakshadweep, Muhammed Hambdulla Syed, says that the Lakshadweep islands are facing an environmental disaster. “Our forefathers landed here centuries ago but the local community has caused very little damage to the fragile ecosystem of the archipelago as its susten ...

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#129233
2021-06-11

Avenue Of The Baobabs, Madagascar

Madagascar, the world’s second-largest island country located off Africa’s eastern coast, is an island of diverse ecosystem and biodiversity hotspot. The country has unique wildlife, with 90% of its plants and animals found nowhere else. Madagascar’s wildlife, especially plants, create some of t ...

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#129234
2021-06-11

Focus on Sundarbans~I

Nature is normally not angry, ferocious, wild, or tamable. More importantly, it encompasses humanity ~ mankind that is vibrant, thinking, wanting, and often greedy. But things are not going as well as they ought to be due to human wickedness. Nature is both harsh and kind but kinder to those who ...

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