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'Biodiversity' - 30 News Result(s)

  • World Falling Behind 2020 Plan For Nature Protection: UN

    World Falling Behind 2020 Plan For Nature Protection: UN

    Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a U.N. report showed on Monday.

  • UN Biodiversity Meet Warns of Unmet Targets

    UN Biodiversity Meet Warns of Unmet Targets

    A UN conference on preserving the earth's dwindling resources opened Monday with grim warnings that the depletion of natural habitats and species was outpacing efforts to protect them.

  • Indian Scientist Gets Midori 2014 Prize For Biodiversity

    Indian Scientist Gets Midori 2014 Prize For Biodiversity

    An evolutionary Indian ecologist, Kamal Bawa has won the prestigious USD 100,000 Midori Prize for biodiversity for his pioneering research, including in climate change in the Himalayas.

  • Kerala to Prepare Databank of Marine Ecosystem

    Kerala to Prepare Databank of Marine Ecosystem

    Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a marine biodiversity map of Kerala's coastline is being prepared by the State Biodiversity Board to create a databank of marine ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the fishermen folk...

  • Humans Hastening Sixth Mass Biological Extinction

    Humans Hastening Sixth Mass Biological Extinction

    The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

  • 'Extinct' Bat Found in Papua New Guinea

    'Extinct' Bat Found in Papua New Guinea

    A big-eared bat which was thought to be extinct has been found in a forest in Papua New Guinea, highlighting the unique biodiversity of the developing nation, researchers said Wednesday.

  • In Gurgaon, a refuge from the city's hustle bustle

    In Gurgaon, a refuge from the city's hustle bustle

    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...

  • Oommen Chandy to take up report on Western Ghats with Prime Minister

    Oommen Chandy to take up report on Western Ghats with Prime Minister

    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.

  • Kerala mulls Rs 50 million biodiversity park

    Kerala mulls Rs 50 million biodiversity park

    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.

  • Oil spill in Indonesia after tanker crash

    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.

  • `Chocolate a tool for defending biodiversity'

    `Chocolate a tool for defending biodiversity'

    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...

  • Over biryani, India's biodiversity creates hot debate in Hyderabad

    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...

  • Prime Minister arrives in Hyderabad to attend convention on biodiversity

    Prime Minister arrives in Hyderabad to attend convention on biodiversity

    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).

  • On World Food Day, India's women farmers show the way

    On World Food Day, India's women farmers show the way

    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...

  • Biodiversity conference mulls true cost of nature

    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...

  • PM in Hyderabad for UN bio-diversity conference

    PM in Hyderabad for UN bio-diversity conference

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Hyderabad today for the inauguration of ministerial session at a global biodiversity conference.

  • 25 primate species reported on brink of extinction

    25 primate species reported on brink of extinction

    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.

  • Kerala to host India's first National Biodiversity Congress

    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.

  • Rs.300 crore sanctioned for biodiversity

    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.

  • Activities galore during World Tourism Week in Andhra Pradesh

    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.

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