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Nuclear Power Project: Nigeria in Voodoo Agreement


“We are miffed that a cooperation agreement on this dangerous experiment has been reached despite the aversion of Nigerians to the nuclear option for generating power. We reject it and refuse to be led into a radioactive misadventure that western countries that hitherto experimented are weaning themselves off and exploring safe renewable,” Dr Godwin Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) said in a statement recently.


An African adage says…


Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on August 30, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

2016 Biodiversity Story Grants

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions.
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Added by Mike Shanahan on January 27, 2016 at 10:25 — No Comments

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Added by Md Kamrul Islam on September 1, 2015 at 21:48 — No Comments

Im so happy and gateful to this blogs

I'm so happy to Biodiversity media blog accept my membership and also gateful to Authority of Biodiversity medias people! 

Added by Md Kamrul Islam on September 1, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Rhinos for my birthday

In honor of my upcoming 40th birthday, I am raising money for rhinos! I have 10-12 organizations that I hope to make donations to, including Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa Conservancy, Saving the Survivors, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit, and more. The more I raise, the more I will be able to give each organization! Find out more and donate at…


Added by Jeremy Taylor on July 10, 2015 at 17:37 — No Comments

Changes in Weather Patterns Need Swift Action to Save Ghana’s Agriculture

By Francis Npong

Pearl Millet is one of the hunger breaker crops in parts of Northern Ghana. Often referred to as savannah vegetation, northern Ghana records a maximum of 55mm of annual rainfall. In some case less of this…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on June 6, 2015 at 19:58 — No Comments

Our Africa Our Resources

A new initiative launched across Africa by African professionals known as Our Africa Our Resources (OAOR) to protect and conserve African natural resources from exploitation and unsustainable use. We are a group of middle-aged and young Africans networking across Africa for protection, conservation and management of African Natural resources.

OAOR have virtual presence and coordinators in Nigeria, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Cameroon,…


Added by Amos Smith on May 27, 2015 at 18:45 — No Comments

Bangladesh’s major cities await Air Quality Index

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Added by Md Rafiqul Islam on May 25, 2015 at 13:40 — No Comments

The Wild West for Wildlife

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Added by Md Rafiqul Islam on May 25, 2015 at 13:10 — No Comments

The empty forest where 100+ bird species are feared extinct

In the latest study to report rapid loss of wildlife, researchers estimate that 106 bird species have disappeared from an area of forest. Continue reading at Under the Banyan

Added by Mike Shanahan on February 24, 2015 at 10:11 — No Comments

Trout decline hits Himalayan communities

My latest article in


"Unchecked construction, pollution and illegal fishing  has led to a sharp decline of trout in rivers and lakes, a major source of food and livelihoods for mountain communities in northern Pakistan...........…


Added by Mohammad Zubair khan on February 17, 2015 at 14:40 — No Comments


Sequel to the award-winning film about oil companies in the Amazon. 20 years later Big Oil is back!

A  compelling feature-length film that will combine footage from 20 years ago and from…


Added by CHRISTOPHER WALKER on January 13, 2015 at 0:09 — No Comments

Small farms, big values... My latest article!

Dear Friends,

Happy to share with you my latest article, co-authored by Ajit Panda, titled "Small farms, big values," published in the LEISA India magazine latest issue.  

A brief intro to the article:  Small scale farmers, many of whom are themselves among world’s hungry people, feed the world’s majority. In fact, family farmers not only produce the major share of the food consumed but…


Added by Ranjan K Panda on December 30, 2014 at 18:03 — No Comments

From starvation deaths to surplus

Farmers of Kashipur region in Odisha revived traditional practices to deal with ecological ruin and malnutrition
GROWING CROPS had never been easy in…

Added by Basudev Mahapatra on November 15, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Communicating Biodiversity #cbdcop12

Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, hosts the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity October 6-17.

This event is one the most important on the globe for those keen on protectingbiodiversity. When reports estimate losses of 40 percent of all land and sea animals since 1970, an action plan needs to be crafted…


Added by ron mader on October 10, 2014 at 3:22 — No Comments

JRS Announces Five New Grant Awards for Access to Biodiversity Data

SEATTLE, Washington -- August 12, 2014 -- The JRS Biodiversity Foundation today announced the five grant recipients from its January 2014 call for innovative grant proposals in the field of biodiversity informatics. These grants cover diverse approaches to collecting and creating access to biodiversity knowledge and underscore the foundation's commitment to advancing biodiversity informatics, investment in sub-Saharan Africa, and to capacity building to increase knowledge of…


Added by Izzy Phillips on August 13, 2014 at 18:52 — No Comments

JRS Announces Two New Grants to Support Biodiversity Information in Africa

SEATTLE, August 8, 2014 -- The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of two new awards that expand upon the outstanding work of two previous grants. JRS awards funding to the Université d'Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and to Tulane University (USA) to continue important work in the foundation's focus region of Africa.  "JRS is excited to extend our partnerships and capacity building in Africa through the continued development of Benin's biodiversity information portal and by…


Added by Izzy Phillips on August 13, 2014 at 18:51 — No Comments

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

July 24, 2014
Stanford University
The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the…

Added by Malaka Rodrigo on July 25, 2014 at 19:08 — No Comments

San Diego's Newesr Non-Profit Teams Up With National Geographic

I am pleased to announce that we have set up an ocean nonprofit group focused on shark related citizen science projects called Ocean

The first project, uses a pattern recognition algorithm to identify Sevengill sharks, called 'Wildbook' which as been used successfully to identify whale sharks.

The second, and most recent project, is one in which we have been selected by National Geographic to test their newest citizen science tool, called Fieldscope, which… Continue

Added by Michael Bear on July 13, 2014 at 3:59 — No Comments

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