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.

100-million-years old flowering plants provide oldest evidence of sex

The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction has been found in a flowering plant dating back 100 million years.

Malaysia seeks Indian support in education, biodiversity

Malaysia wants to collaborate closely with India in the areas of biodiversity and education, Malaysia`s Minister for Natural Resources and Environment G. Palanivel said here Wednesday.

Malaysia seeks Indian support in education, biodiversity

Malaysia wants to collaborate closely with India in the areas of biodiversity and education, said Malaysia`s Minister for Natural Resources and Environment G Palanivel.

New monkey species that purrs like a cat discovered

A new species of monkey that purrs like a cat is among 441 new species of animals and plants discovered over a four year period in the vast, under-explored Amazon rain-forest.

Karnataka to implement Rs 1900-cr forest project

The Karnataka government will implement the second phase of the Karnataka Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation Project, aimed at expanding forests, over the next eight years.

A third of food is wasted; harming climate, biodiversity: FAO

About a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it, says a new FAO report.