BioDiversity

Asia’s largest firms fail to connect the dots between biodiversity loss and corporate survival: study | News | eco business

Climate risk may have rocketed up the corporate agenda in Asia in recent years, but why biodiversity is important to business has yet to take root in the region’s boardrooms. Fewer than half of listed companies in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore make more than a passing mention of …

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Studies show long-term effects of drought – Eurasia Review

With the effects of climate change, drought is becoming an increasing problem in many parts of the world. Michael Bahn, a researcher at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck, has been involved in several studies on the effects of drought on ecosystems. These studies, recently published in …

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The financial services sector plays a key role in halting biodiversity loss

The global financial services industry is playing a key role in halting biodiversity loss as investors become more aware of the major risks such a loss poses to businesses. Federated Hermes argues that there is an $800 million global biodiversity funding gap that the financial community can help bridge through …

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Biodiversity paper leaves the cold again

From the Croft by Russell Smith As always, there is a lot going on in the crofting world. The Scottish Government has been soliciting views for its Biodiversity Strategy, due to be published in 2022, in recent months. The strategy is the starting point of a process leading to the …

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Assessing global biodiversity with ears on the ground, NASA’s eyes on the sky

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Purdue University professor Bryan Pijanowski’s research team will be working in some wild and remote locations around the globe over the coming year. Pijanowski’s sound source surveyors are equipped with microphones, headphones and parabolic reflectors to efficiently collect sound waves from the natural world. Their tools …

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We must think globally and act locally to meet future timber demand – Stuart Goodall

As I have said many times, the UK is the second largest net importer of timber in the world after China. In general, we have also always adopted a worldview – we have recognized an interest and responsibility for what is happening beyond our borders. In the face of global …

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The world’s least protected biome

The Eastern Cape has been plagued by grassland degradation since the mid 1990s. Research from 1995 indicates that the Ciskei and Transkei areas, largely farmed and grazed by settlers, are particularly vulnerable. The grassland biodiversity in South Africa is considered one of the most endangered biomes. Factors affecting grassland degradation …

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Scientists solve mysteries of Mount Everest’s wildlife using eDNA

This study was the first comprehensive eDNA biodiversity survey conducted on Mount Everest. From just 20 liters of water collected in one of the harshest environments on Earth, researchers find evidence of 187 taxonomic orders. A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Appalachian State University …

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European soils hold potential for stronger climate action — European Environment Agency

The EEA briefing “ground coal” provides an overview of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from Europe’s organic and mineral soils, based on 2019 data. EU Member States reported carbon loss from organic soils, equivalent to about 108 megatons of carbon dioxide (Mt CO2) emissions in 2019. In the same …

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Photo source: ANI NEW DELHI, 31st August 2022 (ANI): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Nepal in the field of biodiversity conservation to enhance India-Nepal cooperation to promote two countries in the …

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South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy publishes revised National Biodiversity Framework 2019-2024 for implementation

Download logo The revised National Biodiversity Framework (NBF) 2019 to 2024 was published by the Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Mrs. Barbara Creecy, for implementation. The revised framework was published in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act in Government Gazette 46798 (Notice No. 2423) on August 26, …

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Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: Butterfly Census

Released: 5:00 p.m. Aug. 27, 2022 Charles Sinclair writes for the Herald on behalf of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group. Charles Sinclair – Photo credit: Charles Sinclair From the end of July to the beginning of August, volunteers were out and about in fantastic weather and counted the butterflies in …

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Indore receives “Tree Ambulance” for protecting its biodiversity

The tree ambulance is equipped with all facilities for the care and health of the trees around the city. This ambulance was made in the workshop of the municipality itself and treats diseased, worm-infested trees and plants. Inside: Madhya Pradesh’s Indore now has a ‘Tree Ambulance’ that provides all the …

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Shooting of deer in Scotland to protect forests and crops

A licensed hunt for deer is due to begin next week as part of the management of Scotland’s deer population to protect forests and crops. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is currently culling female deer as the annual economic impact of deer damage on land managed by FLS is estimated …

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The weirdest and most beautiful nature photos will be awarded in a competition

A ravenous bat, a group of elephants taking shelter and a lizard breathing bubbles are just a few of the photos in an amazing presentation of nature’s wondrous creatures revealed in this year’s BMC Photo Contest. However, it is the photo of a fly infected with the “zombie” fungus that …

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Priest is leading plans for a Climate Action Park in Galway

A priest is leading plans for a municipal ‘green park’ on church land in Aughrim, County Galway. Rev. John Godfrey is the Rector of Aughrim and Creagh Parish and hopes the park will engage the local community on the issues of climate change and biodiversity loss. “We were inspired back …

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Ørsted is seeding corals on Taiwanese offshore wind turbines in a world-first attempt

Sponsored Content: If successful, the method will support the long-term survival of corals and improve global ocean biodiversity Global green energy major Ørsted is trying to grow corals on offshore wind turbine foundations in a world-first proof-of-concept attempt. Coral reefs are home to 32% of all known marine species and …

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A balancing act | Borneo Bulletin Online

Contributed by the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity Wetlands are wonderful ecosystems. These inland waters act as a buffer against strong winds and flooding from heavy rains and sea level rise. Mangroves protect our coasts and coastal communities from storm surges and contribute significantly to local food security. Bogs like those …

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Heritage Week: “Another Day on the Bog”

“Spend a different day on the moor” and learn about restoration is the call of this year’s National Heritage Week, taking place August 13-21. The main theme this year is sustainability and biodiversity. A look at the Heritage Week website shows that many bog events are planned across the country. …

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Report: Southern California’s Signature River in danger

LOS ANGELES — A new report released today urges decision makers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties to adopt sustainable water management practices for the Santa Clara River, known to the Chumash people as the Utom. The 2022 State of Utom, issued by the Center for Biological Diversity, identifies the …

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Community Forests: Government announce £44m increase in tree planting

The Government late last week announced a big boost to its plans to significantly increase the UK’s forest cover, confirming £44.2million has been awarded to projects expected to provide around 2,300 hectares of new trees – the equivalent of around 3,220 soccer fields. The awards represent the latest £750 million …

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The Nature Fund awards £47,500 for water level control at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg Nature Reserve

The nature reserve near Crimond is Britain’s largest dune lake and an important wintering ground for up to a fifth of the world’s pink-footed geese. It is also home to a wide variety of wetland wildlife such as B. nesting terns and gulls, migratory shorebirds and wintering wild birds. RSPB …

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Exploring biology beyond the classroom: Off-campus courses at Ole Miss provide students with hands-on opportunities at biodiversity sites

AH Published on 08/03/2022 | from the University of Mississippi Sign up now and receive weekly TLV shipments to your inbox. Biology students at University of Mississippi broaden their horizons by taking courses in the Caribbean, Hawaiiand Arizonataught by professors …

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Walk along Lake Agara for bird and tree watching

Children volunteers and NGOs take children from underprivileged backgrounds on a biodiversity tracking walk It was a Saturday morning well spent Agara Lake. Children from underprivileged backgrounds had the opportunity to connect with their neighborhood lake and understand the biodiversity in the area – courtesy of Ishita and the children’s …

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More than two-thirds of Auckland’s lakes below biodiversity balance: report

Simon Maude/Stuff Lake Pupuke was among the Auckland Lakes rated Poor. More than two-thirds of Auckland lakes tested by scientists fall below bottom line for biodiversity and native vegetation, a new report shows. The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has assessed the ecological status of 15 natural …

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Bio-Blitz aims to document biodiversity in the Sax Zim Swamp – hometown focus

Nature enthusiasts will watch a show-and-tell demonstration at BioBlitz 2019. Courtesy of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. The Sax-Zim Hochmoor celebrates its 10th annual BioBlitz event on August 6, 2022. This is an opportunity to learn alongside naturalists as they lead groups into unique habitats of the larger Sax Zim Raised …

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The Ballymoney pilot underscores the importance of locally led initiatives to improve biodiversity

Protecting our local environment must start with action on the ground, and at their recent open house, the Ballymoney EIP Community Group showcased some of the locally led work that has been done to protect the Ballymoney Stream catchment and everyone who lives in it. Entitled ‘Protect, Restore, Enjoy’, the …

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Collins, Cantwell Bill for the Restoration of the Natives…

Washington, D.C – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources promoted the Native Plant Species Pilot Program Actbipartisan legislation introduced by US Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to encourage the use of native plants. To conserve biodiversity and take advantage of the numerous benefits of local …

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Biodiversity, resilience crucial for agriculture | Grain

DODGEVILLE, Wisconsin – Standing on a hilltop near Dodgeville, attendees at a University of Wisconsin Grasslands 2.0 meeting were asked to describe in a few words their impressions of three landscapes from their vantage point — an alfalfa field, a corn field and an oak savannah. The words, which they …

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Released wild bison in landmark project to tackle climate crisis amid rising UK temperatures

One of the bison before its release in the woods of Kent (Sally Smith) Bison are big. At nearly two meters tall and over three meters long, they are Europe’s heaviest living land animal and have not inhabited the UK for around 6,000 years. But times are changing. A small …

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Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: Vampire Plants

Released: 5:00 p.m. July 16, 2022 Ed Dolphin writes for the Herald on behalf of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group. Ed Dolphin, Sidmouth Arboretum – Photo credit: Ed Dolphin Most plants make their own food using the sun’s energy, but there are plants that steal food by sucking the juices …

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National parks neglect conservation to focus on visitors, Queensland study finds national parks

Managers of cash-strapped national parks have put spending on visitor facilities ahead of environmental protection, a Queensland study has found. James Cook University researchers have surveyed managers from 41 protected areas across the state for years and say all are suffering the effects of inadequate, shrinking budgets. The result was …

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Antigua and Barbuda represented on the Biodiversity Policy Platform

Marine biologist representing Antigua and Barbuda at the IPBES 9 plenary session in Germany. (photos contributed) – Advertisement – By Makeida Antonio [email protected] Ruleo Camacho, a resident marine biologist, recently represented the country on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Lectures were held July 3-9 at …

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Kildare’s Wildlife Watch: Kilcullen Biodiversity Survey

There is a purple wildflower appearing in grasslands around our community this month, Self Healing (Duán ceannchosach as Gaeilge). This is a native wildflower that is also a perennial, meaning it can live longer than two years. Self-heal is a low-growing plant, reaching a height of up to 20 cm, …

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Montreal is hosting COP15. That’s why Canadians should take care of it

Canadians should pay close attention to what some optimistic forecasters are already calling the “Paris moment” for nature—and not just because we’re hosting. December’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) summit, or COP15 for short, has been relocated to Montréal from Kunming, China. Countries will seek to agree on a …

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Sustainable by Nature Continuation – Our Portfolio Biodiversity Footprint

Such understanding requires conducting regular research. A little over a year ago we presented our biodiversity roadmap. We have assessed our dependencies and impacts on nature – specifically our water and deforestation risks. In our latest research, we present insights into determining a biodiversity footprint. This complements work on our …

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Aaditya-The New Indian Express says resistance to Aarey Metro is aimed at protecting Mumbai’s biodiversity

Through PTI MUMBAI: The green lung Aarey, former Maharashtra environment minister and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, said on Sunday that opposition to the project was to save the metropolis’ biodiversity. He said leopard sightings are daily in Aarey, a forested patch of land bordering Sanjay Gandhi National Park to …

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#LCAW2022: Biodiversity – a natural concern

To celebrate London’s Climate Action Week, this article appears as part of IFA Magazine’s editorial campaign during the week, which aims to highlight key issues, news and views on climate change. Written by Joe Yallop, Parmenion Investment Analyst We depend entirely on the Earth’s ecosystems to provide the food, clean …

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There were 26 green projects in Cornwall – all aimed to combat declining biodiversity and restore its natural environment

The first year of the five-year G7 Legacy Nature Restoration Project ends in June 2022 and funding has been secured for further innovative new projects as well as furthering the vision of Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and other partners to continue improving Cornwall. The G7 Legacy Project aims to …

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How BioScapes’ Terry Smithson is attempting to address the biodiversity crisis

ECOLOGISTS of a certain age will probably fondly remember first reading Last Chance To See, a book that introduced thousands of readers to a variety of endangered and exotic creatures. Written by Douglas Adams, bestselling author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine, the book shed …

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A massive loss of biodiversity would hurt creditworthiness around the world, the report warns

Plants are seen in a burned forest at the Nembi Guasu Conservation Area in Charagua, Bolivia, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – A major global biodiversity loss could wreak enough economic damage by the …

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Five highly protected marine areas planned in English waters | conservation

Five Marine Highly Protected Areas (HPMAs) could be created by the government to ban all fishing and revitalize the sea, the Guardian has learned. Subject to stricter regulations to allow depleted marine life to recover, the new generation of marine protected areas will cover the Lindisfarne coast in Northumberland and …

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UGA experts work on Jimmy Carter’s solar farm to protect biodiversity | National News

PLAINS – Solar farms are becoming increasingly popular for landowners to power their communities. Using a series of ground-mounted solar panels that absorb the sun’s energy, solar farmers are paid to send unused power to the grid for distribution. As solar farms spring up across the United States, University of …

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Tilenga biodiversity program launched-TotalEnergies – East African Business Week

Kampala, June 8, 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda today launched the Tilenga Biodiversity Program, an initiative to protect and conserve biodiversity in and around the Tilenga project area. The Biodiversity Action Plan rests on four central pillars.• Reducing human pressures and strengthening the ecological resilience of the Murchison Falls Conservation …

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Redesigned rivers boost Amazon’s hyper-biodiversity

From the window of a passenger plane flying over the Amazon, the view is breathtaking. “It’s just miles away from rivers and river islands,” said Lukas Musher, a postdoctoral fellow at Drexel University’s Academy of Sciences. The mighty rivers below branch out into a dense, tree-like network that has continually …

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Canada improves migratory bird regulations to protect biodiversity

Nearly 400 species of migratory birds come to Canada and they are vital to Canada’s biodiversity Steven Guilbeault, Secretary of State for Environment and Climate Change, announced in an organizational statement,1 it modernizes the Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR) as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to the protection and …

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Crossing the James River to learn about its biodiversity and history – VCU News

By Brian McNeill A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students and one Reynolds Community College student have just returned from a short canoe trip at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Your task: Paddle out of the dock and observe any rubbish, estimate its age and note its location. “What did you …

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What is thwarting India’s conservation efforts?

Mumbai (Maharashtra): In May this year, a group of scientists and conservation experts from around the world uncovered a looming disaster: almost 50% of the world’s birds are facing population decline. The group publishes a report entitled The State of the World’s Birds stating that all but 30 of the …

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Coláiste Phobal Roscrea awarded Biodiversity Flag

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré is among the recipients of this year’s national green flag award. The flag-raising took place virtually on May 25, 2022. The school received its fifth biodiversity flag. On March 31, Catherine Broderick of Tipperary County Council met with the Green Schools Committee and inspected the work …

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Scientists show that at least 44 percent of the Earth’s land surface needs to be protected to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services

Newswise — New research published in journal June 3, 2022 Science shows that 44 percent of the Earth’s land area – around 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) – needs to be protected to preserve biodiversity. The team led by Dr. James R. Allan of the University of …

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Increasing Biodiversity and Plastic Pollution: Complete Razor Episode

30:00 Our climate is changing, but what does this mean for plant life and the future of food? Higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns cause plants to bloom earlier, creating unpredictable growing seasons that can lead to food shortages. And important links between pollinators, birds, insects and other wildlife will …

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Grains vs. Biodiversity: Germany’s new, greener government performs a balancing act

Harvested wheat is seen in a field in Zeitz, 120 km southwest of Berlin, Germany, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register SPREEWALD, Germany, May 27 (Reuters) – Alarmed by the prospect of global food shortages due to the conflict in …

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State lawmakers urge Biden to create national biodiversity strategy / Public News Service

More than 350 state legislators from across the US are urging President Joe Biden to develop a national strategy to protect, restore and safeguard the country’s rich biodiversity for generations to come. Rep. Alex Valdez, D-Denver, was among 22 Colorado lawmakers who signed a letter to the White House late …

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South Africa: Supporting local communities by preserving biodiversity

The government has once again demonstrated its commitment to ensure local communities are supported and nurtured while ensuring the country’s unique natural environments and resources are preserved. Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Barbara Creecy demonstrated this commitment by formally opening the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden on Sunday as part …

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Forest min launches revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Kohima: The revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NSBSAP) was unveiled by Minister of Forests, Environment and Climate Change YM Yollow Konyak on Friday during celebrations of International Biodiversity Day (IDB) 2022. The revised plan includes setting 12 new biodiversity targets for the state, and the timeline for achieving …

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The fourth annual Logan Weed Day on Saturday aims to protect biodiversity

The Logan Ranger District is hosting the fourth annual Weed Day on Saturday to try and remove harmful weeds found in Logan Canyon. They also partnered with the Bridgerland Audubon Society, Utah Native Plant Society, Cache County and Logan City for the event. According to Lisa Thompson, the Logan Ranger …

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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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