BioDiversity

Quilty Bay showcases marine treasures

A ‘discovery trip’ to Quilty Bay in Co Clare, organized by Coastwatch to mark National Biodiversity Week ending May 22, was an opportunity to experience the remarkable richness of Ireland’s coastline. But it also demonstrated its vulnerability to climate disturbances and an imminent threat to newly discovered seagrass beds. The …

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Record number of dams to be removed on Europe’s rivers in 2021 | rivers

At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed in 17 European countries in 2021, in a record year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way with 108 structures removed from the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removal across Europe are gaining momentum,” said …

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Great Escapes: In Guanacaste, Costa Rica, biodiversity, rustic beauty and the Pura Vida lifestyle

The province of Guanacaste — also known as the Gold Coast — meanders along Costa Rica’s northwestern shoulder along the Pacific Ocean and is one of the country’s most visited regions for good reason. Five-star resorts and boutique hotels mingle with tropical dry forests and the province’s namesake mountains, while …

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Shifting agriculture is the dominant cause of forest disturbance in areas of threatened forest species

Our results indicate that the impacts of forest disturbance drivers on biodiversity are likely to be different from those that might simply be expected based on the base proportions of forest disturbance drivers when we consider the distribution of threatened species. Forest habitat size is a major factor in the …

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Understand biodiversity and its impact on our environment

Published: Release date – 11:15 p.m., Tue – 10 May 22 Hyderabad: What is biodiversity? When we observe our environment, we find different types of organisms that differ in size, shape, feeding habits, behavior, etc. For example, there are more than 20,000 species of ants, 3,00,000 species of beetles, 28,000 …

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Without a better plan, New Zealand risks sleepwalking into an extinction crisis

Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand is in serious trouble. With many of our species and habitats in danger of disappearing forever, the Government’s Biodiversity Strategy 2020 sets the framework in stark terms: Despite everything we are doing to try to protect and restore habitats and help species, the native biodiversity …

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Empty pledges to plant more trees won’t save the Congo Basin | climate crisis

Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21st International Forest Day. Every year since then, the day has served as an opportunity for governments to show their love for forests and to highlight the leading role forests can and should play in the fight against climate change. …

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New wildlife shelter to help preserve Florida’s biodiversity

You might not even notice it Heading west on I-4 toward Orlando, a new wildlife underpass being built in Polk County will reconnect the wilderness that was bisected by six roads in the 1970’s. Why it matters: It could prove vital to the biodiversity and survival of migratory animals like …

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New research supports ROW Habitat biodiversity for breeding birds

Over the past three years, the State Game Lands 33 (SGL 33) research project in central Pennsylvania has complemented decades of environmental studies of the impacts of vegetation management strategies on natural resources across utility rights of way (ROW), including diverse plant communities and wildlife groups. In addition to ground …

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Governor commends signing of Mount Arayat Protection Act

PAMPANGA Governor Dennis Pineda has commended President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Republic Act 11684 designating Mount Arayat as a protected landscape or area. Pineda said the law declaring Mount Arayat a protected area is a big step in fully acknowledging its importance for biodiversity and ecotourism. Pineda said the law …

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Marine biodiversity is facing a dinosaur-like mass extinction due to climate change, a study warns

SEATTLE, Washington— Ocean biodiversity could drop to levels not seen since the dinosaurs went extinct due to climate change, a new study warns. A University of Washington team says rapid and aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years are needed to prevent mass extinctions of plants …

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The Biodiversity Institute of the UW organizes the bee anniversary on May 1st

LARAMIE, Wyo (Release) — Pollination is responsible for providing about two-thirds of the food we eat and nearly all the wildflowers we admire. And bees are the most efficient pollinators. The University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center will be held at the Bee Jubilee on Sunday, May 1 from …

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India-EU relations: Eam Jaishankar calls on European Commission Prez. read here

Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar visited the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday. In an attempt to further solidify the India-EU partnership, the two leaders exchanged views on the economic and political implications of the Ukraine conflict. EAM Jaishankar took to Twitter to share, …

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Beavers and wolves are key to northern Wisconsin’s biodiversity, says conservation group leader

Protecting and restoring biodiversity is an important frontier in the fight to protect the environment, and the director of the Superior Bio-Conservancy sees two species as essential to preserving a variety of living things in northern Wisconsin. Bob Boucher, founder of the group protecting Lake Superior and the Laurentian Forest …

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Reducing emissions from energy sources, but not neglecting biodiversity and human rights: panellists

SINGAPORE – Developing energy systems that produce little or no emissions that contribute to global warming may be the focus of many countries right now, but young people today are also keeping an eye on how such developments could affect biodiversity and human communities. Ms Swati Mandloi, a youth delegate …

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Save our floors – the JTAC

How you can help make a difference this year Earth Day is a holiday that is often overlooked. This special day more than appears to affect each and every one of us. Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 when Americans flooded the streets to protest and demonstrate for a …

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Wild About Worcester Way: a new 12-mile green corridor around the city

COMING to you soon: a wildlife corridor around Worcester that will help our community thrive in a thriving natural environment. The Worcester Environmental Group (WEG) and ONSIDE (a local charity), in partnership with Worcester City Council and many other organisations, have decided to create the Wild About Worcester Way, a …

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UC Davis biodiversity collections support research and educate the public

Some of the collections were recently featured by the university during Biodiversity Museum Day on March 6 and an episode of UC Davis Live on March 31 By SONORA SLATER — [email protected] Hidden behind the UC Davis Physics Building, in Academic Surge on Crocker Lane, the RM Bohart Museum of …

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Cuban environmentalists, government fail to emphasize biodiversity protection amid climate change impacts – Xinhua

Image taken on March 9, 2018 shows a worker feeding crocodiles at the Crocodiles Breeder of the Zapata Swamp in Matanzas province, Cuba. (Source: Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez) Cuba’s Cienaga de Zapata National Park is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean as it is home to approximately …

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The island of West Cork welcomes the newest fluffy residents as part of the biodiversity plan

Some friendly new residents have arrived on a West Cork island as part of a biodiversity experiment. Andy Tornsey, Sherkin Island resident and new alpaca owner, said he was “so pleased to have them here.” Introducing the new arrivals to the Sherkin Islanders of Roaringwater Bay, he told Cork Beo: …

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Genome-based study also finds new bird species at high risk of imminent extinction – ScienceDaily

One of the most controversial questions in evolutionary biology is: How did the Amazon become so species-rich? A new study on birds examines how the movements of rivers in the Amazon have contributed to the area’s exceptional biodiversity. The research team, led by the American Museum of Natural History, found …

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EPA, UNDP & Partners Host Capacity Building Workshop for Community Structures to Improve Biodiversity Awareness at Lake Piso Multiple Nature Reserve & Gola National Park – FrontPageAfrica

ROBERTSPORT, Grand Cape Mount — The Environmental Protection Agency EPA, through its Energy and Environment Division, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has begun a three-day workshop focused on community structure for biodiversity conservation at Lake Piso Multiple Nature Reserve and Gola National Park for improved Conservation …

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(Hello Africa) Kenya’s coastal biodiversity hotspot offers alternative livelihoods to local farmers-Xinhua

An adult butterfly hangs from a native tree at a demonstration farm at the entrance to the Arabuko-Sokoke forest in Kilifi district on Kenya’s north coast. (Xinhua/Naftali Mwaura) The Kipepeo (Swahili for butterfly) farming project, started in 1993 with funding from the Kenyan government and foreign donors, has revolutionized the …

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New plant species in Albay named after late biologist

biodiversity in the Bicol region and teaching young biologists. —PHOTO COUR TESY OF CARL JOSEF ABUID” width=”620″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2022/04/273767-620×413.jpeg 620w, https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2022/04/273767-300×200.jpeg 300w, https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2022/04/273767-129×86.jpeg 129w, https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2022/04/273767-768×511.jpeg 768w, https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2022/04/273767.jpeg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px”/> CONSERVATION The late biology teacher and conservationist Francis Gregor Abuid, after whom a newly discovered species of begonia …

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Coffee fans and tea lovers wanted for a scientific study in Cork

Guatemala’s top chef Debora Fadul will join Irish potato farmer Maria Flynn of Ballymakenny Farm in a very special online demo “Wild And Traditional Food Recovery” (6 April) in partnership with Irish charity Trócaire. Geopolitical events related to the impacts of climate change have caused the whole area of ​​food …

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Pahang is taking steps to protect biodiversity resources

Established on January 1, THE Pahang State Parks Corporation and the Pahang State Biodiversity Council are part of the state government’s efforts to strengthen the tourism sector and protect biodiversity resources. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the company will serve as an advisor to state agencies …

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Chevron and Restore the Earth Foundation agree to collaborate on carbon offset reforestation project in Louisiana

HOUSTON & ITHACA, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chevron USA Inc., through its Chevron New Energies division, and Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. announced an agreement for a reforestation project covering up to 8,800 acres of land in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. The project will bring together Chevron and the Restore the Earth Foundation …

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Researchers received grant to develop momentum

Image: A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee and Mississippi State University received a USDA NIFA grant to develop and apply a framework to optimize conservation investment strategies based on climate change risk to forest-based biodiversity. The work focuses on four taxonomic groups (amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles) …

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The Drift: Trees, Bees, Fish and Seeds: Vale’s biodiversity initiatives are helping to rejuvenate the Sudbury landscape

The humble greenhouse in the Copper Cliff neighborhood is the centerpiece of a unique reclamation program On a chilly mid-winter morning, the outside temperature has dropped to -10C at Copper Cliff, just outside Sudbury, and a fresh layer of freshly fallen snow is blanketing the area. But in the greenhouse …

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DENR, Quezon City Government Ink Agreement for Biodiversity Park

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has signed an agreement with the Quezon City government to develop an urban biodiversity park in New Manila. “While our focus is largely on managing natural ecosystems through the establishment of protected areas, we also need to address the …

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The students get involved in helping to create biodiversity on the March school grounds

A March school has contributed to the biodiversity of its site by planting 60 native trees and shrub seedlings. All Saints Academy grades 3, 4 and 6 students participated in a tree planting event led by Ashley Lydiate of community environmental organization Groundwork East. Ashley said: “Tree planting was made …

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from Curone Park a new discovery for science

Hieracium racemosum subspecie spinidentatum (Photo Melina vila) Discovery of a new plant subspecies thanks to the work of Gev The wild grass was identified by Professor Gotschlich of the University of Pipes Montevichia – It has been named Hieracium racemosum subspecie spinidentatum and is a new botanical subspecies discovered in …

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“Clean air support program will be based on performance”

NEW DELHI : The National Clean Air Program (NCAP) was made performance-based, meaning the funds allocated to it depend on how well a city or municipality implements this program, Leena Nandan, Secretary, Union Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change,” he said in an interview. She also said her ministry …

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We don’t yet know enough about deep-sea mining to practice it safely

Serious concerns have been raised about the potential impact of deep-sea mining if it begins, particularly given the large number of unknowns and the major environmental damage it can cause. Now, for the first time, scientists have compiled an overview of the knowledge gaps about the targeted sea areas, showing …

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Relocate farmland to reduce carbon emissions and protect biodiversity

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have created a world map showing where farmland should be located to minimize environmental impact and maximize production. This could eliminate freshwater consumption, increase biodiversity and sequester large amounts of carbon. The “new” world map includes, among other things, large growing areas for …

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2022 Biodiversity Field Trip Grants will help more than 3,300 Illinois students learn about the state’s natural heritage

SPRING FIELD – This year, more than 3,300 students will visit Illinois state parks, natural areas, museums and other natural resource locations to learn about nature and conservation thanks to grants from the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program. Colleen Callahan, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, today …

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The unnamed locust sparks a taxonomic debate

The failed attempt by researchers to describe a new scientific species of grasshopper using only photos has sparked debate about established taxonomic conventions. The locust was photographed in northern Peru in 2008, and researchers from Croatia have since rejected their attempts to officially describe it from journal after journal. In …

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NATURE’S TURN: Gardeners’ new gold standard: abundance of biodiversity

“There’s a difference between chaotic and complex: complexity is overwhelming when you don’t know what you’re looking at. Complexity is much more interesting than simplicity.” Fragment of a flowering meadow, early autumn goldenrod and asters. Quote and photo: Edwina von Gal 5th-18th March 2022 MOUNT WASHINGTON — A gardener’s currency …

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Youth activity day teaches Kirkstall youth about biodiversity

Words: Jayne Young Kirkstall Valley Development Trust held their second Youth Activity Day in February – this time at the KVDT Hub in Flexspace. Led by students and staff from the University of Leeds Education team, the group of young people from the Kirkstall community tried to create their own …

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Politics in small steps towards suburban biodiversity

The bench on the Downer “micro forest”. Photo: Paul Costigan “These small and dense clusters of trees are now likely to be counted as part of the government’s dubious offset regimes and used to justify the destruction of trees and habitat for development,” writes the Canberra Matters columnist. PAUL COSTIGAN. …

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Curtin study finds eDNA ‘game changer’ to protect native animals

Curtin University researchers have identified a “groundbreaking” way to protect native animals — including pygmy possums, western wood wallabies and Australian spotted godwits — using sophisticated DNA technology. Two research papers published in Molecular Ecology and biodiversity and nature conservationstudied animals and insects in several locations, including the Pilbara region …

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Assam’s biodiversity must be preserved: President Kovind

Assam’s biodiversity must be preserved: President Kovind Feb 26, 2022 at 6:23 p.m GUWAHATI, Feb 26 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind said Saturday that Assam is gifted with outstanding natural beauty and rich biodiversity and must be preserved. At Tezpur University’s convocation ceremony, Kovind said that every resident of Assam, …

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The intersection of wildlife and climate change

By Tom Gilbert New Jersey has always been a busy crossroads — and not just where major freeways intersect. This state we’re in is also a major crossroads for wild things. New Jersey is the northern tip of the range for many “southern” species and the southern tip for many …

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Insect wing beats will help quantify biodiversity – ScienceDaily

Insect populations are shrinking worldwide, with major consequences for our ecosystems and without us knowing exactly why. A new AI method from the University of Copenhagen aims to help monitor and catalog insect biodiversity, which has been quite a challenge so far. Insects are indispensable in nature as plant pollinators, …

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Biodiversity competitions in Goa attract national and global interest | Goa News

Panaji: Goa-based youth organization Abhivyakti Panaji recently organized a national-level competition to raise awareness about biodiversity and environmental protection. The competition ran over 45 days and included individuals from 18 states and union territories. The photos, memes and posters related to biodiversity and environmental protection shared by Abhivyakti Panaji on …

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NGOs oppose plan to lift bunker ban in South Africa’s Algoa Bay

Port Elizabeth Harbor (Frans-Banja Mulder / CC BY 3.0) Published 02/18/2022 21:16 by The Maritime Executive Environmentalists and conservationists in South Africa have opposed government plans to lift a ban on bunkering services off the coast of Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) …

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Speed ​​dating with the future, a romance with science and biodiversity

Biodiversity, Climate Protection, Climate Change, Development and Aid, Environment, Featured, Global, Green Economy, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations biodiversity Nature Insight: Speed ​​Dating with the Future’, an IPBES podcast, spreads the love of science and nature. The aim is to change perceptions and to arouse interest in animals such as …

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Twelve communities in Clare have been funded to promote biodiversity

TWELVE Clare communities are receiving support to increase local efforts to protect native plants and animals through the development of biodiversity plans. Support is provided by the Community Foundation for Ireland in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of …

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First Biodiversity Park to Conserve Endangered Herbs: The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Shimlah, February 13 The state’s first biodiversity park, established at Rs 1 crore in Bhulah in Mandi District’s Janjehli Valley, will prove to be a boon for research as well as conservation of endangered Himalayan herbs. Biodiversity Park in Janjehli Valley near Mandi will help …

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The CMA CGM Group decides to stop transporting plastic waste on its ships

In a landmark decision in the shipping industry made at the recently concluded One Ocean Summit organized by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, announced in a speech, that the group will no longer carry plastic waste aboard its ships. …

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World Legume Day 2022: One dish at a time to save biodiversity

Although our diets today are increasingly reliant on processed foods, this has not always been the case. It was only after World War II, thanks to rapid economic development in many parts of the world, that traditional dishes considered “poor” were replaced by inferior animal proteins made accessible by the …

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Gabon delivers blueprint to protect oceans

Image: Bycatch of fisheries in Gabonese waters outlook more Credit: Tim Collins/WCS Gabon’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) offers a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say. Since announcing a new MPA network in 2014, Gabon has created 20 protected areas, increasing the protection of …

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Westmeath communities provided grants to develop biodiversity plans

Released: Mon Feb 7, 2022 10:27 am Seven Westmeath communities have received grants to enable them to increase local efforts to protect native plants and animals by developing biodiversity plans. Support is provided by the Community Foundation for Ireland in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s …

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Pashan Lake is slowly losing its biodiversity: study

PUNE: Local residents and environmentalists are concerned about the dwindling biodiversity of Lake Pashan, once a favorite haunt of migratory birds. A recent visit by MP Vandana Chavan at the behest of citizens and environmentalists put the deteriorating condition of Lake Pashan back in the spotlight. Chavan discussed issues such …

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Paraguay’s drought is hitting biodiversity and indigenous communities hardest

Record-breaking heatwaves in Paraguay have resulted in water shortages and wildfires that are threatening local biodiversity and many of the indigenous communities that nurture it. Indigenous groups such as the Aché and Ava Guaraní have lost their crops and are likely to face food insecurity if the drought persists through …

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Robeco launches biodiversity paper and collaborates with WWF-NL

A Robeco position paper on tackling biodiversity loss is supported by a partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature Netherlands. The white paper is titled “Robeco’s approach to biodiversity: To integrate nature-related risks, opportunities and impacts into our assets”. Written by specialists from across Robeco’s engagement, climate and sustainable …

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CommonWealth Magazine

NOW TWO INVOICES before Legislature – H.912, An Act Relative to Forest Protection and H.1002, An Act Relative to Enhanced Protection of Wildlife Management Areas – would help meet Commonwealth climate goals and curb biodiversity loss. We strongly support their passage as a positive step in addressing the planetary emergencies …

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ERGA aims to provide genomic data to inform research on Europe’s biodiversity

In order to provide important genomic data for research on Europe’s biodiversity, scientists from 48 different countries initiated the “European Reference Genome Atlas” (ERGA) in 2021. Together with more than 600 scientists, scientists from the University of Göttingen contribute to ERGA to form an indispensable transdisciplinary and cross-border expert community. …

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Vietnam supports content of global biodiversity framework: Minister | environment

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam supports the content of the global biodiversity framework and suggested the need for further research to complete its indicators, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said at a working session in Hanoi …

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gov. Inslee makes three new appointments to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

olympics, To wash.– Governor Jay Inslee today appointed three new members to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. These new commissioners — Tim Ragen, John Lehmkhul and Melanie Rowland — will complete the nine-member panel that makes decisions about the state’s management of fish, wildlife and other resources. One of …

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Botanical Garden Farm at the forefront of sustainable thinking

With increasing evidence that grazed pastureland is a more effective carbon sink than woodland, Pantwgan Farm is at the forefront of conservation and the quest for net zero. And that’s the way it should be. Set on 400 hectares of the Waun Las National Nature Reserve just outside of Carmarthen, …

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Rhino consumers reveal why legal trade alone won’t save rhinos

Consumers have a strong preference for wild rhino and do not believe that horns from semi-wild or farmed rhino have the same medicinal effects Demand for rhino horn in Asian markets, particularly Vietnam and China, has pushed the remaining rhino populations to the brink of extinction. Nearly 10,000 rhinos have …

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Ocean Shores is a threat to biodiversity, local residents say – The Echo

Proposed subdivision and development of this North Ocean Coast black would result in “Gold Coast-style overdevelopment,” say residents. A suggestion (DA 10.2021.705.1) to subdivide a lot (2.097m2) into three lots and the construction of two apartments and three annexes in densely forested waterfront in North Ocean Shores would create a …

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The Earth BioGenome Project begins genome sequencing

A global effort to map the genomes of every plant, animal, fungus, and other microbial life on Earth is entering a new phase as it moves from pilot projects to full-scale sequencing. This new phase of The Earth BioGenome Project or EBP is marked by a collection of articles published …

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A call to action on living land

By The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth If the ocean is the lifeblood of the Commonwealth, then forests are the lungs that breathe life into its entire system. From the vast boreal forests of Canada to the rich primary forests of Papua New Guinea, the Commonwealth …

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Social inequality hinders the preservation of biodiversity in urban areas

Humans are part of nature, but the changes we make to the landscape can have a significant impact on the species around us. Max Lambert, a research biologist at the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, primarily studies amphibians and reptiles and their ability to survive in urban areas. Lambert’s …

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New study shows the toll of industrial agriculture t

A new UBC-led study examining the impact of large-scale farming on biodiversity found that larger farm sizes lead to a decline in bird diversity. “Wildlife is a good indicator of a healthy agro-ecosystem, and we wanted to understand the relationship between farm size and biodiversity in the surrounding areas,” says …

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Biodiversity Challenge Fund: 1,500 soccer fields planted with flowers

A NATURE fund, launched just three years ago, celebrates local projects across the country coming together to create new or improved habitats for pollinators, birds and wildflowers to create 1,500 soccer fields. The Biodiversity Challenge Fund encouraged applicants with innovative projects to improve biodiversity and manage the effects of climate …

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New study shows that protecting ecosystems takes precedence over planting trees for carbon storage

Planting trees is a necessity to remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, it is not enough. Yes, tree planting is well known. Even Elon Musk advocated tree planting. However, a new study has shown that protecting ecosystems should be a top priority. The study, published in Nature, stressed the need …

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To achieve its full potential, India should fill gaps in mangrove research

Getting mangroves right, ecosystems that are on the global climate agenda because of their carbon storage capacity, could lay the groundwork for effective climate protection measures and the protection of biodiversity in coastal areas, said well-known mangrove scientist K Kathiresan. Kathiresan, who has worked extensively in Tamil Nadu’s Pichavaram mangroves, …

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Ecocentric Blog: In Memoriam: EO Wilson

By: John A. Lanier Northampton, MA – News Direct – Ray C. Anderson Foundation Photo by Tad Fettig Damn it, it wasn’t going to be quiet in 2021. For a year of uncertainty and so many global challenges, it would have been nice to have spared us even more grief …

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Lawsuit initiated to protect Tucson shovel nose snakes under Endangered Species Act

TUCSON, Ariz.– The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice today of its intention to sue the US Fish and Wildlife Service for again denying Tucson shovel nose snakes protection under the Endangered Species Act. In response to a petition from the Center in September 2020, the service refused …

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Farmers have to be paid to restore natural habitats in order to rewild the landscape

The initiative is open to individual landowners and farmers or groups involved in land management projects ranging from 500 to 5,000 hectares. Applications will be opened shortly, 15 projects will initially be funded. Ministers believe the reforms will play an important role in the government’s efforts to halt UK species …

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New maps and technologies could help combat climate change and biodiversity loss

Nature went up and down in 2021, and Conservation News was there for everything. This month we review some of the most important stories from the past year. From analyzing climate impacts to developing new conservation technologies, Conservation International scientists have been busy this year stopping climate change and the …

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Is a Pandemic Good for Conserving Biodiversity?

Gaurs, civets and elephants ran through the streets … the wildlife was reclaiming its rightful spaces and nature seemed to be reviving itself. Most people would have heard or said about it in the middle of the strictest lockdown in the world. Many such allegations and counterclaims have been made, …

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Thomas Lovejoy, a biodiversity biologist, has died

FAIRFAX, Virginia (AP) – Thomas E. Lovejoy, a senior conservation biologist credited with popularizing the term “biodiversity”, has died. He was 80. His death on Saturday was announced by George Mason University, where he was director of the Institute for a Sustainable Earth, and the Amazon Biodiversity Center he founded. …

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Tom Lovejoy, well-known conservation biologist, dies at the age of 80

Tom Lovejoy, a prominent and influential conservation biologist who helped catalyze a global movement to save life on earth as we know it, has died. He was 80. Lovejoy was known as a pioneer of modern conservation efforts, a passionate advocate of wildlife and wild places, and a great thinker …

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Center for Biological Diversity announces that lawsuit against California state oil regulatory agency can continue

Oil wells in CaliforniaImage Credit: BLM December 23, 2021 – OAKLAND, Calif .– A judge ruled in favor of the Center for Biological Diversity’s ability to commence a lawsuit against California’s Oil and Gas Regulators for widespread violations of environmental law. The regulator and an oil industry lobby group tried …

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City councils discuss biodiversity in Arklow

At the December meeting of the Arklow parish, the elected representatives discussed biodiversity, tree protection and tree planting in Arklow. Ouncillor Peir Leonard (Ind) is a member of the Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) for Climate and Biodiversity Actions at Wicklow County Council. The SPC meets in December to discuss tree …

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Deep-sea mining threatens 62% of the mollusks in hydrothermal springs with extinction

One of the main arguments against deep-sea mining is that it could inflict “irreversible damage” on the poorly understood ecosystems far below the waves. Now a new study has started in. released Limits of the marine sciences This month adds credibility to that view. The research focused on 184 species …

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Insects abundantly help in ecological restoration

Insects abundantly help in ecological restoration `BKP Sinha Insects help break down organic matter such as corpses and animal droppings. This is important as it reuses nutrients and makes them available for soil aeration Re-naturalization is a progressive way of protecting the environment. It is a form of environmental protection …

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Scientists in search of a map of the worldwide network of fungi under our feet

Connected mushroom bodies form huge underground networks through the soils of the earth, transport nutrients and water through ecosystems, and sequester huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Experts agree that protecting mushrooms and concentrating conservation efforts underground could help alleviate global challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, …

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Newsom administration publishes plan to combat California’s biodiversity and climate crisis

SACRAMENTO – The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) today released its draft Pathways to 30×30, which outlines strategies for achieving California’s 30×30 conservation goal, after receiving broad public input, including from stakeholders and tribal nations across the state. The document sets out how the state will implement Governor Newsom’s executive …

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A flourishing biodiversity park in Assam’s Udalguri now needs help

Guwahati: A forest for many are tigers, lions, elephants and, in the case of Assam, rhinos. However, a forest is much more than just these animals: a variety of plant and animal species; Reptiles and insects complete a forest. Foundation of the Kanaklata Biodiversity Park Jayanta Kumar Das of Assam, …

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Why Scientists Want to Map the Fungi of the World

Huge networks of microscopic, subterranean fungi play a crucial role in the earth’s ecosystems – and we don’t know a lot about them. More than a quarter of the world’s species live in soils underground, including the fungal networks, which store vast amounts of carbon, provide most plants with most …

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Top emirate environmentalists urge action against the global collapse of biodiversity

ANKARA: The Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Qatar have been reviewing plans to return to normal operations at Kabul International Airport after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, discussed options for their countries to operate the airport together and options …

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The Climate Connection: Regeneration begins at home | Lifestyles

LAUREN D. MUSCATINE If you’re like me you feel challenged by the effects of a rapidly changing climate. Natural events lead to devastating loss of biodiversity. What is worse, our society is polarized on this issue and the world’s governments disagree on how to apply effective solutions. The situation seems …

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ISRO offers a 12-day free online course on protecting biodiversity; Check details

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) offers a free online course for students. The 12-day course ‘Geoinformatics for Biodiversity Conservation Planning’ is carried out by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) based in Dehradun, the ISRO center for remote sensing and geoinformatics. After completing the course, the students will …

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YES INDEED! Team expands prairie restoration lots for golf course

On November 17th – a stormy day – it became YES! The team (Youth Eco Solutions) met at the Sleepy Eye Golf Course to learn about the importance of the prairie ecosystem and to plant native herbs (flowers) as part of an ongoing habitat restoration project. The afternoon consisted of …

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Snake photo posted on Instagram leads to

Image: Oligodon churahensis outlook more Source: Mirza et al. Fascinated by a photo shared on Instagram, a team of researchers from India discovered a previously unknown species of Kukri snake. Virendar K. Bhardwaj, a master student in, stayed at home in Chamba because of the COVID-19 lockdown Guru Nanak Dev …

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Portugal Creates Largest Fully Protected Marine Reserve in Europe and the North Atlantic – National Geographic Society Newsroom

2,677 square kilometers protected around the Selvagens Islands November 29, 2021 – Today the Portuguese government added the Selvagens Islands to a marine reserve and created the largest fully protected marine reserve in Europe at 2,677 square kilometers. The Selvagens Islands are a small group of islands in the North …

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Prairie can survive airport expansion with alternative design

I am writing as a concerned regenerative design consultant to introduce alternative concept designs that will protect the Bell Bowl Prairie while also providing for the expansions of Chicago Rockford International Airport. Save Bell Bowl Prairie Advocates (SBBPA) are not opposed to the airport expansions. We recognize the economic need …

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The United States is establishing a PHP 800 million environmental conservation fund for civil society organizations in the Philippines

“USAID is excited to support the Philippines’ efforts through the INSPIRE project to conserve the country’s rich biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change, while ensuring that the environment continues to benefit many Filipinos who earn their income from these natural resources Depends, ”USAID Philippines That said acting Mission …

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Protecting the Scottish Beaver Population – gov.scot

New measures to increase numbers and restore biodiversity. The Scottish Government will actively support the expansion of the beaver population and promote translocation, which includes the safe capture and relocation of beavers to a more suitable area. This will reduce or avoid negative impacts and help establish the beaver presence …

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Pearl River Map Turtles Proposed for Conservation of Endangered Species in Mississippi, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – As a result of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Healthy Gulf, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today that Pearl River Map Turtles be protected as a threatened species under federal Endangered Species Act. In the case of the Pascagoula River …

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Groundbreaking in the new home of the Biodiversity Garden

Local politicians and other dignitaries were on site on Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the new biodiversity garden, The exact design of the garden is in preparation. A full publication for the groundbreaking ceremony will follow: On November 19, an official groundbreaking ceremony for the unveiling …

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The eight main issues the Groundswell group is protesting against

The Groundswell grassroots movement behind the nationwide protests on Sunday wants changes in eight areas of government policy. Seven of the issues have remained largely unchanged since the movement’s first protest – the “Howl of a Protest” – in July, when an estimated 60,000 people rode tractors, trucks and subways …

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Thinning of conifers to make way for native species, Carabinieri Biodiversity Project begins

Renaturation of afforestation with alligator softwood for a managed nature reserve “Monte Wilino“Thanks to the cooperation of the city administration in Massa Dalb and special funding from Ministry of Environmental Transformation me Carabinieri biodiversity With the aim of promoting the implementation of conservation measures for the areas of the Natura …

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Write, of course – The New Indian Express

Express message service CHENNAI: The late M. Krishnan, naturalist and conservationist, was the kind of person who would take you away and try to teach you all about the good things of nature. He believed that education would be made more holistic if the natural world were included in it. …

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The first red list for insect taxonomists in

Image: Entomologist at work in the Hymenoptera collection, housed in the Institute for Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. outlook more Photo credit: Karolina Fok (Wikimedia Commons link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Entomologist_at_work_in_the_Hymenoptera_collection._Institute_of_Systematics_and_Evolution_of_Animals_Polish_Academy_of_Sciences_in_Cracov.jpg) In the past five months, the European Commission-funded project “European Red List” of taxonomists has contacted …

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Ministry strives for more biodiversity

The aerial photo taken on August 23, 2021 shows the landscape of Saihanba Forest Farm in northern China’s Hebei Province. [Photo/Xinhua] The Ministry of Natural Resources has endeavored to create a beautiful natural environment with biodiversity to improve people’s happiness in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Lu …

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ASEAN must lead the way in conserving biodiversity

The combined effects of Covid-19 and climate change have revealed profound vulnerabilities in Southeast Asia. In ASEAN member states, the pandemic turned hospitals into morgues, while natural disasters turned coastal communities into eroded mud flats. To improve regional resilience and promote sustainable growth, the post-Covid recovery needs to focus not …

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