World | Associated Press | Sunday January 25, 2015
UN member states agreed on Saturday to begin negotiations on a treaty to protect marine biodiversity in ocean areas extending beyond territorial waters, in a move heralded by environmental organizations.
India | NDTV.com | Monday December 1, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the Nagaland Hornbill Festival in Kohima.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 6, 2014
Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced with the hopes of creating a fur industry.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 1, 2014
Australia said Saturday it was confident its plans for a marine reserve to protect biodiversity in East Antarctica would succeed next year, after international talks in Hobart failed to agree on the measure.
World | Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 9, 2014
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.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 1, 2014
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...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 25, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 4, 2014
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.
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 s...
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.