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Scientists from IISER Bhopal discover a new species of the African Violet plant in Mizoram

The discovery proves that biodiversity in the Northeastern parts of the country are yet to be studied and that there are many species of plants that remain undiscovered

Published on 24th May 2021
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Protected areas cover a sixth of Earth's land and freshwater, need to effectively managed: UN report

Scientists say that the world needs to ensure that thee regions are  effectively managed to stabilise the climate and to curb biodiversity loss while also increasing the total area of protection

Published on 20th May 2021
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Study reveals that global warming may reduce biodiversity in tropical areas

The study estimates that marine biodiversity tends to increase until the average surface temperature of the ocean reaches about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, beyond which that diversity slowly declines

Published on 7th May 2021
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World leaders commit to ambitious Antarctic protection

The Ministerial Joint Declaration called on all CCAMLR Members to act as soon as possible to conserve the Southern Ocean's unique biodiversity and ecosystems for present and future generations

Published on 1st May 2021
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Bacteria found aboard International Space Station suggests plant growth in space: UoH, NASA study

The researchers named the novel species as Methylobacterium ajmalii, in honour of the renowned Indian biodiversity scientist, Dr Ajmal Khan, former Professor at Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu

Published on 25th March 2021
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UN biodiversity summit to happen in October in China

The meeting is expected to adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, crucial for building resilience and galvanizing international cooperation

Published on 19th March 2021
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Leaders at One Planet Summit will focus on protecting biodiversity and sustainable food production

Organisers hope to merge the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity as experts say the two issues are interconnected and any solutions must be as well

Published on 11th January 2021
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France, UN and World Bank to soon host summit for nature protection

The One Planet Summit will focus on biodiversity to mobilise commitments to protect ecosystems and make links to human health

Published on 9th January 2021
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Mumbai-based Academy for Earth Sustainability conducts meaningful activities for school students that bring them closer to nature

Building playgrounds from waste, developing a mini biodiversity patch, cooking with solar power, connecting with adivasis and many other activities sets Academy for Earth Sustainability apart

Published on 25th November 2020
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This Hyderabad NGO's plan for Int'l Biodiversity Day is strong. This is what it's all about

LEE Shreyus Foundation along with Telangana State Biodiversity Board have organised a series of online tasks which the participants can excel at and spread the word about conserving our biodiversity

Published on 30th April 2020
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This cartoonist just mapped Kochi's biodiversity. And you'll love it! 

We find out more about the project that has mapped every corner of Kochi in a graphically and visually stunning manner. It is a part of an international project to learn more about biodiversity

Published on 27th November 2019
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Jungle stories: How conservationist Ajay Giri is educating locals in and around Agumbe region about King Cobras and why they should be preserved  

The Karnataka-based conservationist and researcher has been studying King Cobras for years now and aims to protect the biodiversity at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station

Published on 11th June 2019
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World is on notice as one million species face extinction: UN report on impact of humans on nature

The study also discusses progress on key international goals, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Paris Agreement on climate change

Published on 7th May 2019

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