'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'
'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

 If all the large dams proposed by China on rivers within Tibet begin operations, the Brahmaputra river will never be the same again, warns a Canadian environmentalist who has done extensive research on the subject.

Colombia proposes world's largest eco-corridor with Brazil, Venezuela

Colombia has proposed to collaborate with Brazil and Venezuela in creating the world's largest ecological corridor, to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve biodiversity, President Juan Manuel Santos announced.

Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species
Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species

A study has resolved a long-standing dispute concerning a small number of black-headed squirrel monkeys (Saimiri vanzolinii), which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil.

Kerala to be first state with green ABS policy

Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to have a policy document on biodiversity conservation related "access and benefit sharing (ABS)", a UN green expert has revealed.

Proposal to document Kaziranga Park's biodiversity
Proposal to document Kaziranga Park's biodiversity

 The central government has asked scientists in northeast India to map and document the biodiversity in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park.

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, may be a foundation for economic growth but it can also result ecological disasters that can extend beyond China, says a study.

UN biodiversity meet commits to double funding

A UN conference on preserving the earth's dwindling resources wrapped up Friday with governments making a firm commitment to double biodiversity aid to developing countries by 2015.

Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an official said Thursday.

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014
Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014

Indian scientist and ecologist Kamal Bawa has won the prestigious Midori Prize in Biodiversity 2014 for his research that included climate change in the Himalayas.

Scientists say world`s primary forests at risk

A new study by an international team of conservationist scientists has warned that only five percent of the world`s pre-agricultural primary forest cover is now found in protected areas.

Science Express Biodiversity Special train flagged off from Delhi

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

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

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

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

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.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

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

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

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

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.

Green tribunal inquires about ground water in UP

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state.

India-born scientist identifies 400-mn-year-old fossils in US

The pre-historic legacy of what is now the United States could be redefined thanks to an Indian-born scientist in a New York university who has identified fossils that may be as old as 400 million years through a technique that can benefit many other researchers.