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Science Express Biodiversity Special train flagged off from Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:15

In a bid to create awareness among the masses, particularly students, about the rich biodiversity of the country, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday flagged off `Science Express Biodiversity Special` (SEBS) train from Safdarjung Railway Station here.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:24

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Nagoya Protocol to help conserve biodiversity: Javadekar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:42

The Nagoya Protocol, which will create incentives to conserve biodiversity, has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, India today said.

India, Brazil ink deal on cooperation in environment

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:41

India and Brazil Wednesday signed an agreement in Brasilia on cooperation in the field of environment, the external affairs ministry said.

World`s protected areas not protecting biodiversity: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:12

Researchers have warned that the world`s protected areas are not safeguarding most of the world`s imperilled biodiversity, and clear changes need to be made on how nations undertake future land protection if wildlife is going to be saved.

Expedite implementation of biodiversity plan: Javadekar

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:08

India`s Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday urged the parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) to expedite the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, a statement said.

Biodiversity park to come up at historic boat jetty

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 12:52

A centuries old boat-jetty here, once a major gateway of passenger and cargo transport from and to erstwhile state of Travancore, will soon be converted into a bio-park, showcasing terrestrial biodiversity of Kerala.

Top 10 new species of 2014 revealed

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 16:43

Scientists have selected the top 10 new species from approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:36

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

World Wildlife Day: Celebrating wild fauna and flora!

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 09:29

Man`s interminable desire and greed has brought many wildlife species to the brink of extinction.

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

Unique Biodiversity Awareness Programme organized by RSP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:47

Prakruti, a unique programme has been launched by Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to create awareness regarding bio-diversity conservation among high school students from the area.