Photos of Indian, African wildlife on show in Kolkata

Over 30 photographs capturing the biodiversity in and around Indian and African national parks are on display here at an exhibition to promote conservation.

Mapping India's biodiversity through wildlife cartoons

Have you ever seen maps that take you through lush forests harbouring endangered animals, birds and people enveloped by nature's bounties, all depicted through enticingly funny caricatures?

'Vampire' plants good for food chain: Study

 Parasitic "vampire" plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant may benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and animal life, reveals a new study.

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate
Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Demand for rubber threatens forests in Asia

Demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening protected forests and their endangered species in Southeast Asia, a new study has warned.

Expansion of rubber plantations ruining biodiversity

Spiralling demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening rich flora and fauna in Southeast Asia, says a new study.

Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize
Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize

Dr Madhav Gadgil, an eminent ecologist from Goa University, has been awarded the 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

'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.