Biodiversity


Live Science

Live Science

Explore the Amazon Rainforest with New Virtual-Reality Film
Live Science
You can explore the Amazon rainforest's spectacular beauty and biodiversity right from the comfort of your home, thanks to a new 360-degree virtual-reality film from Conservation International. The film, called "Under ... "The virtual reality ...

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Funding applicants sought to protect Taranaki's biodiversity
New Zealand Herald
Taranaki people and organisations doing their bit for Mother Nature can put their hands up for assistance from a dedicated fund. Wild for Taranaki is calling for applications for grants from its $40,000 ... The funding can go towards a range of ...

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Natural Resources Defense Council

Natural Resources Defense Council

Resolute: A major step away from sustainable forestry
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – the world's leading independent certifier of sustainably management forests – works in a consensus manner with logging companies, environmentalists, local communities, and most importantly indigenous peoples ...

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

A Gender-Equal Council Takes Lead of the Andean Network of Indigenous Organizations
Truth-Out
It comprises the largest indigenous organizations from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru: the Confederation of Kichwa Peoples of Ecuador (ECUARUNARI), the Organization of Indigenous Nationalities of Colombia (ONIC), Bolivia's National Council of ...

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Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Basic Income News

Basic Income News

English professor proposes universal income to protect biodiversity
Basic Income News
As the summary in The Guardian describes, Dawson looks to indigenous groups and small-scale farmers as examples of ways in which communities may develop “using sustainable practices and living close to nature.” One starting point considered by Dawson ...

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Mon, Feb 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Palm oil plantations threaten biodiversity in Palawan
Gulf Times
Hunting grounds of the indigenous peoples (IPs) also disappeared and with it the forest products on which they had depended for survival. Their water sources also became heavily polluted. The plantations, according to the IPs, are endangering the ...

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Biodiversity angels get wind beneath wings
Voxy
Taranaki people and organisations doing their bit for Mother Nature can put their hands up for assistance from a dedicated fund. Wild for Taranaki is calling for applications for grants from its ... The funding can go towards a range of activities that ...

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

On a Wing and a Prayer
The Indian Express
She decided to delve more into the world of birds by visiting Papua New Guinea, which is famous for its biodiversity. Most of the birds of ... She has also drawn sketches of weapons used by the indigenous people, along with the materials they're made ...

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Sun.Star

Sun.Star

Open-close season for Mt. Apo | SunStar
Sun.Star
The regional director said the Mt. Apo is a critical area as it is declared as a national park, sacred mountain of the region's indigenous people or lumads and is rich in biodiversity, hence, a strict conservation programs must be put in place. With ...

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)

Africa's untapped goldmine of food biodiversity
Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
Seventy-five percent of human diet depends on only 12 plant species and five animal species. Worse still, nearly 70 per cent of crop diversity has been lost. Local communities and indigenous people are custodians of the remaining genetic diversity on ...

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Fri, Feb 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

How New Technologies Could Revolutionize Drug Discovery — SECFilings.com
Satellite PR News (press release)
REDONDO BEACH, CA–( – Nov 14, 2016) – SECFilings.com, a leading financial news and information portal offering free real time public filing alerts, recently published an article discussing several new technologies that may decrease the prohibitive ...

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Fri, Feb 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source

McGill Reporter

McGill Reporter

Macdonald Campus tells its story on Founder's Day
McGill Reporter
Founded in 1907, as Macdonald College, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has developed into a world leader in the fields of food, nutrition and health, agriculture, biodiversity, applied biosciences, climate change and the ...

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source

NFWF and ConocoPhillips Announce SPIRIT of Conservation and Innovation Grants
SYS-CON Media (press release)
"Through our SPIRIT of Conservation and Innovation program and partnership with NFWF, we are proud to support this year's winners and their pursuit to advance water and biodiversity conservation efforts." This public-private .... By Liz McMillan. SYS ...

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Opponent of pipelines to speak at Hastings College
Hastings Tribune
LaDuke was a co founder, and board co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network for 15 years, and maintains a significant role in international advocacy for Indigenous people. This has included numerous presentations at United Nations forums. A graduate ...

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards Presentation
Montreal Gazette
... at Queen's Park. Each year, the Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for exceptional contributions to cultural and natural heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity.

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Wed, Feb 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source