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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

For Malaysia, Nature Comes First

Malaysia, in its pursuit to become a developed and high-income nation, will not pursue the goal at the cost of the  environment and its natural treasure, said  Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday. He said the government had introduced various laws and policies to  preserve the country’s fauna and flora, including the implementation

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Ecologists Call for Action on Biodiversity Loss

In advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero later this month, ecologists writing in the journal Nature are calling for renewed international efforts to curb the loss of biodiversity. Lead author and University of Michigan ecologist Bradley Cardinale says the 17 co-authors speak with a single voice: the loss

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Report Says Australian Farm Trade Threatens Biodiversity

Australia’s agricultural production and international trade poses a significant threat to biodiversity here and abroad, according to a report published in the journal Nature today. The comprehensive, decade-long study by scientists at the University of Sydney looked at the effect of international trade on threats to plant and animal species around the world. Read More

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Terracon Ecotech initiates India’s first City Biodiversity Index for Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation

Building upon its deep expertise in the field of biodiversity and ecology, TEPL will be conducting and preparing City Biodiversity Index for MBMC in partnership with International Convention of Biological Diversity. As per the latest trend and UN report, about 50% of global population is living in the urban areas; this figure is expected to

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

New Trail Around Singapore’s Green Heart

Come 2018, nature lovers, joggers and cyclists will have a verdant new trail to explore in the green heart of Singapore. The 30km loop around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve will be linked to the Western Adventure Park Connector Loop and other park connectors, and join up with the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and the

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Lost in the Clouds

About 220 species of animals, reptiles and amphibians live in the lush rainforests of far north Queensland — with 90 or so found nowhere else in the world. As director of the centre for tropical biodiversity and climate change at James Cook University in Townsville, Professor Steve Williams has led a research team conducting surveys

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Rapid Biodiversity Loss Continues in Absence of Political Action and Accurate Assessments of Ecosystem Values

Finding ways to value ecosystem health economically and to engage the world’s indigenous peoples in the process is key to saving biological diversity, a Worldwatch author suggests in the Institute’s most recent book. Such efforts are all the more urgent because the addition of more plant and animal species to lists of those threatened or

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Protected Areas: A Key ELement of Europe’s Sustainable Future

Europe’s protected areas play a key role in protecting biodiversity. But they are also a critical component of the continent’s economy, contributing over EUR 15 billion a year in jobs, food, and other services for the people of Europe. 2012 marks both the 20th anniversary of the most important international multilateral agreement on Biodiversity, the

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

WWF Switzerland Launches Tropical Forest Challenge

On behalf of WWF Switzerland, Ennovent is managing the Tropical Forest Challenge to discover innovative for-profit enterprises from around the world that have a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity. These innovative for-profit solutions can contribute to a sustainable future that meets the needs of both people and nature.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

A Network of Knowledge on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Europe

A group of European experts on biodiversity will gather from the 21th to the 23rd May 2012 in Brussels in order to further improve the transfer of biodiversity knowledge from the scientific community into the policy sphere. These experts will take part in a project funded by the European Commission: “BiodiversityKnowledge.”

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