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Hyderabad gearing up for global bio-diversity meet


September 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Hyderabad is gearing up to host a global bio-diversity meet next month in which about 10,000 delegates from 193 countries, including heads of states and ... Read more...

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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

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Special train to spread biodiversity awareness


June 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness about the unique biodiversity of the country, the central government will be running a 16-coach train named 'Science Express ... Read more...

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Kerala to participate in world’s biggest biodiversity event


March 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala has made huge strides in the field of biodiversity, and is now set to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention ... Read more...

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India to launch biodiversity management initiative


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India will launch a Rs.130 crore initiative with the World Bank for better management of protected areas by making people stakeholders, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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India to launch UN initiative on biodiversity


May 21st, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The environment ministry will Monday launch the UN decade on biodiversity for Asia and Pacific, an initiative for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, officials ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing


April 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing by India.The Nagoya Protocol would also contribute to the other ... Read more...

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International conference on utilization of TKDL kicks off tomorrow


March 21st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): A three-day international conference on 'Utilization of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) as a model for the protection of traditional knowledge' will begin here on Tuesday. ... Read more...

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World losing biodiversity at unprecedented rate: UN


January 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The extinction of biodiversity due to global warming is thousand times higher than natural extinction and irreparable degradation may take place if ecosystems are pushed beyond certain tipping ... Read more...

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Brit experts complete A-Z botanical database of 1.25mn plants


December 31st, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Botany experts from the UK and US have compiled the most comprehensive plant list to date - the team has completed database of every plant name on the ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity summit hopes for a diluted agreement


October 27th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) Representatives of 192 countries are engaged in round-the-clock negotiations here to work out a non-legal agreement, as the Oct 18-29 talks on biodiversity draw to ... Read more...

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Save 587 sites to save life, urge scientists


October 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) With animals and plants disappearing fast, scientists have made a plea to save 587 sites around the globe that are home to 920 species on ... Read more...

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Rich reluctant to pay for medicines, biodiversity deal stuck


October 26th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) The ongoing UN biodiversity summit remained stuck here Tuesday over the reluctance of rich countries to pay more for medicines and cosmetics derived from plants ... Read more...

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Countries argue over how to save forests


October 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan) Oct 26 (IANS) One hectare of a tropical forest yields us benefits worth $6,120 every year, far more than gained by cutting that forest down. But they continue ... Read more...

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India plays mediator at biodiversity summit


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Indian government delegates at the UN biodiversity summit here have taken on the role of consensus builders as negotiators from 192 countries started the second ... Read more...

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India,Brazil take lead in move to ‘green’ economic future


October 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): The governments of Brazil and India are keen to use the economic value of nature in policy-making.So far, 27 governments from Africa and Latin America, and one from Asia, ... Read more...

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Big challenge to get US on board biodiversity meet: Ramesh


October 15th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) It is a big challenge to get the US on board the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) despite the country being the biggest user of bio-resources in ... Read more...

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Actor Edward Norton named UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity


July 9th, 2010 - 4:47 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Actor Edward Norton on Thursday was named United Nations (UN) Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Norton, who is also known for his conservation activism, ... Read more...

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UN official says preserving biodiversity vital for economic development


February 12th, 2010 - 6:29 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations official on Thursday warned that preserving the world’s biodiversity vital for economic development.Saving the world’s myriad diverse species, many of which are being lost ... Read more...

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Loss of species is ‘wake up call’ to humanity, warns UN


January 11th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): The United Nations has warned that the on-going loss of species should be considered as a wake-up call, as it affects human well-being around the world.Eight years ago, ... Read more...

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India to host 2012 biodiversity summit


October 31st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India has offered to host the 11th global biodiversity summit in 2012, a government spokesperson said here Saturday, adding that the head of the UN biodiversity convention ... Read more...

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World may miss 2010 target to stem biodiversity loss


October 12th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 12 (ANI): Experts have determined that the world will miss its agreed target to stem biodiversity loss by next year.The goal was agreed at the 6th Conference of Parties to ... Read more...

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Targets to preserve world’s forests will not be met by 2010: Study


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): A new analysis has revealed that the attempts to preserve 10 per cent of the world's forests are falling short, and targets set under the Convention on Biological ... Read more...

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Biofuels could hasten climate change


April 15th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has found that biofuels can hasten climate change, and it will take more than 75 years for the carbon emissions saved through the use of ... Read more...

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Worlds nations more adept at protecting land areas than territorial seas


October 6th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): The worlds nations are showing that they are much more adept at protecting land areas than territorial seas.The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is the ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity conference facing “sticking points”


May 30th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bonn, May 30 (DPA) Delegates to the UN biodiversity conference here Bonn are haggling over a series of "sticking points" in the final text to be agreed before the conference closes Friday, ... Read more...

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Nature loss could halve living standards for the worlds poor


May 30th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): An environmental review, headed by an Indian, has concluded that damage to forests, rivers, marine life and other aspects of nature could halve living standards for the ... Read more...

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Global biodiversity loss put at $5 trillion a year


May 29th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 29 (DPA) An economic value needs to be placed on biodiversity loss with the aim of creating appropriate markets and improving efficiency, experts Thursday told a UN biodiversity conference ... Read more...

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Germany pledges $781 million to protect forests


May 29th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Berlin, May 29 (Xinhua) Germany has pledged to provide 500 million euros (about $780 million) over the next four years to help in the protection of world's forests and other habitats. This ... Read more...

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Merkel urges ‘trailblazing decisions’ at biodiversity conference


May 28th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 27 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday urged a key UN conference on preserving biodiversity to take "trailblazing decisions" to halt global species loss. "I am convinced that we ... Read more...

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At half-time, some progress at biodiversity talks


May 27th, 2008 - 9:57 am ICT by admin
By Edgar Bauer Bonn, May 27 (DPA) Halfway through a two-week conference in Germany on biodiversity, enough progress has been made to avoid total failure, but much more remains to be done at ... Read more...

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Global meet to save biodiversity kicks off


May 19th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
Bonn, May 19 (IANS) The earth is losing four species every hour. The rate of biodiversity loss is now 1,000 times the natural rate. It is in this backdrop that over 5,000 ... Read more...

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UN bio-safety meet agrees on liability deal


May 17th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 16 (DPA) A UN conference on bio-safety reached a preliminary agreement Friday on liability for environmental damage arising from the use of genetically modified organisms in farming. The accord ... Read more...

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Missing biodiversity target puts people at risk, warns WWF


May 16th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Geneva, May 16 (Xinhua) Future generations will face hunger, thirst, disease and disaster if people carry on trashing the environment, the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) has warned. The stark warning ... Read more...

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Global biodiversity has fallen by one-third in last 35 years


May 16th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): The latest data on the global biodiversity of vertebrates shows that it has fallen by almost one-third in the last 35 years.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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