global biodiversity

Indian-born Kamaljit Bawa elected to prestigious US academy


April 20th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian-born Kamaljit Singh Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy ... Read more...

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India moves ahead with conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity


February 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that India is well placed to lead the way in incorporating the value of nature into national, regional and local policy ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

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Global biodiversity much less than previously thought


June 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the count of species that share the planet with us is only 5.5 million, and not more than 30 million, as an earlier study ... Read more...

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How towns and cities cause extinction of local plants


October 9th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): An international team of botanists has revealed how towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants.According to a report by BBC News, the team has compared extinction ... Read more...

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Investing in islands crucial for saving most species in the world


May 18th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): The first worldwide analysis of the importance of different regions for maintaining global biodiversity has determined that an island is about nine times as valuable as an equally ... Read more...

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Study to predict species likely to become extinct


June 16th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) A new ecological study will help identify species likely to become extinct under environmental changes or those likely to become a pest. Researchers analysed more than 8,900 legume ... Read more...

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New study to identify species prone to extinction under environmental change


June 14th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 14 (ANI): A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher would help identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species that are likely to ... 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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