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Cities | Gargi Rawat | Monday March 10, 2014
With demands from builders, developers and the government on the Aravallis on land in the millennium city, Gurgaon's biodiversity park stands out as an oasis of open space and greenery. Residents of Gurgaon have come together to conserve the park, an...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday January 4, 2014
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he will take up the G.Kasturirangan committee report about the ecology of the Western Ghats with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who began a three-day visit to the state on Friday.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 19, 2013
A state-of-the-art biodiversity park, with galleries depicting the hugely diverse flora and fauna of Kerala, will soon come up in the state capital at a cost of Rs 50 million, officials said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 1, 2013
An oil tanker carrying millions of litres of fuel has crashed in eastern Indonesia, spilling some of its cargo into an area of rich marine biodiversity, energy company Pertamina said on Thursday.
IANS, Madrid | Friday February 8, 2013
Chocolate is not only a food that allows artistic expression, but also a tool for defending biodiversity and sending the message that we have to take care of our planet, according to acclaimed French chocolatier Patrick Roger.His gigantic chocolate sculptures, some of them natural scenes weighing up...
India | Pallava Bagla | Wednesday October 17, 2012
India is a hot spot for biodiversity, being a recognised mega-diverse centre of the world and holding about a tenth of the world's plant and animal species. Today, people's needs and greed both are leading to erosion of this precious gift of evolutio...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 16, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday to take part in the ongoing 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
South | Reported by Uma Sudhir, written by Samira Shaikh | Tuesday October 16, 2012
Applying and spreading their traditional knowledge of seeds, Dalit woman in Andhra Pradesh are battling hard to fight malnutrition among 42 per cent of India's children. These women are using biodiversity as a weapon against hunger, malnutrition, err...
South | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 16, 2012
Should European farmers pay for pollination provided by bees? Should city dwellers in Brazil pay for the abundant rain generated over the Amazonian forest? And if mangroves are a shield against tsunamis, shouldn't seaside resorts in Thailand be payin...
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 16, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Hyderabad today for the inauguration of ministerial session at a global biodiversity conference.
World | Associated Press | Monday October 15, 2012
Wildlife researchers say 25 species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 10, 2012
The first ever National Biodiversity Congress will be hosted by Thiruvananthapuram on December, K.P. Laladhas, member secretary of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB), the main organiser of the event, said on Wednesday.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 1, 2012
The government of India has sanctioned Rs.300 crore for a capacity-building initiative to meet the obligations of access and profit sharing under Nagoya Protocol, a top official said.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 18, 2012
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department has lined up a slew of activities in connection with the coming World Tourism Week and also the international biodiversity convention, to be held in Hyderabad from October 1 to 19.
India | Maya Sharma | Thursday July 19, 2012
The Western Ghats are breath-taking in their beauty. A biodiversity hotspot that is fragile and needs protection from the greed and destructiveness of human beings. And the importance of the area has been recognised by UNESCO which has added it to th...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 12, 2012
The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is working out a plan to set up a unique botanical garden to showcase the flora and fauna found abundantly in the Kerala sector of the Western Ghats.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday May 21, 2012
The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state on Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for Biological Diversity' (IDB)."There are two dozen endangered fish species in the sea off Ker...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday April 28, 2012
As a first step in setting up biodiversity clubs in all educational institutions in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday released the club logo.This new initiative has been launched by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and initi...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 27, 2012
Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state's only tribal village, Idamalakkudi.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 18, 2012
Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but the rich biodiversity is fast dwindling as is the tribals' unique way of life, say...