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WEBINAR: Nature-based solutions for climate change: from global ambition to local action

Nature-based solutions for climate change: from global ambition to local action

The world is facing two unprecedented environmental crises: biodiversity loss and climate change. The causes of these challenges are interrelated, as are the solutions.…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on April 28, 2020 at 11:16 — No Comments

PODCAST: Four countries working together to get climate finance to the local level

To celebrate Earth Day, today I'd like to invite you to listen to Getting money to where it matters: ensuring funds for climate action reach those who need it most – the latest episode of the 'People, Planet and Public Finance' podcast by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Budget Partnership (IBP).

IIED and…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on April 22, 2020 at 15:48 — No Comments

Biodiversity newsletter launch

IIED will be launch its brand new biodiversity newsletter next week. Sign up to it on the IIED website to receive updates on our work focussing on the links between biodiversity, conservation and local people's livelihoods.

In addition to biodiversity, you'll also find a range of newsletters containing our latest news and publications on a variety of subjects. Find out more and sign up now:…

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Added by Anne Schulthess on April 3, 2020 at 16:44 — No Comments

Horrifying rise in ‘jaw bombs’ brings agonising death to jumbos

Playful baby elephants were half of casualties
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The female elephant calf was thirsty. Standing in the shallows of a water hole at dusk, it hurriedly sucked water into its trunk. It then curled its little trunk toward its mouth in an attempt to quench its…

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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 3, 2020 at 1:53 — No Comments

Fish, the ignored wildlife on our plates

On World Wildlife Day on 03rd of March, charismatic wildlife such as endangered elephants, leopards and the vulnerable sloth bear will take the stage – but one species is routinely ignored, to our peril.

Diverse fish species on a common malu lella

There will be protests to protect forests such as Wilpattu, Sinharaja and even mangroves. “But are we concerned enough about…

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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 3, 2020 at 1:51 — No Comments

Elephant seal native to Antarctica spotted for first time in tropical Sri Lanka

Published on Mongabay on 26.11.2019 https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/elephant-seal-native-to-antarctica-spotted-for-first-time-in-tropical-sri-lanka/

  • A juvenile southern elephant seal from the Antarctic region was recently spotted off Sri Lanka’s southern coast.
  • The seal appeared exhausted,…
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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on November 27, 2019 at 3:26 — No Comments

Attempt to push conservation of sharks with a global push

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/09/sri-lanka-scales-up-its-domestic-campaign-to-protect-sharks-with-a-global-pushpublished on MongayBay on 05.09.2019

  • With the killing of sharks and rays on the rise, Sri Lanka played a lead role in pushing three proposals to extend global protection to 18 species at the recently…
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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on September 14, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments

Restoration of Ansupa Lake brightens wetland conservation hopes

Across the globe people are worried about the future of wetland ecosystems. Ramsar Convention’s Global Wetland Outlook reveals that wetlands are disappearing three…

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Added by Basudev Mahapatra on July 8, 2019 at 16:25 — No Comments

Biodiversity takes centre stage in Odisha’s silent valley

Mandasaru, 300 km south of Bhubaneswar, is a unique gorge ecosystem in the eastern part of Kandhamal district of Odisha. It is named after the rocks on a hill that narrow towards the top, Manda meaning rock and Saru meaning a narrow progression.

While the lower riparian and moist valleys have semi-evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests cover the slopes of the gorge and dry deciduous forests the top plateaus. Frequent weather changes and the surroundings make…

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Added by Basudev Mahapatra on July 7, 2019 at 18:29 — No Comments

Community protection holds hope for climate change affected Similipal sanctuary

Famous in this part of the world as a habitat of big cats and elephants, among a variety of other mammals, birds and reptiles, Similipal is a thickly forested hill range in Odisha’s northern most district of Mayurbhanj. Its name is derived from the simul (silk cotton) tree and the hill range is referred to in Odia literature as Salmali Shaila (Hill of Simul) by eminent authors.
 
“At present, one can hardly find a simul tree in this forest,” said Arjun Mahakud,…
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Added by Basudev Mahapatra on July 7, 2019 at 18:15 — No Comments

Forest food ensures nutritional security of Odisha’s tribes

Access to naturally grown forest produce would go a long way in protecting tribal communities in Odisha from the worst impacts of climate change and supply them with all that they need for sustenance.

Forest foods are in high demand in haats or tribal community markets and nearby rural markets. Forest produce such as honey, amla and several fruits are in great demand in urban malls. Though this may appear as an opportunity for economic empowerment of the tribal…

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Added by Basudev Mahapatra on July 7, 2019 at 18:03 — No Comments

Crackdown after Sri Lanka bombings may help in fight against blast fishing

Published on Mongabay on 26.06.2019 https://news.mongabay.com/2019/06/crackdown-after-sri-lanka-bombings-may-help-in-fight-against-blast-fishing/ 

  • Sri Lanka’s fight against the destructive practice of blast fishing may be boosted by a nationwide security crackdown on explosives, instated in the wake of the April 21…
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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on July 4, 2019 at 1:05 — No Comments

A Conspiracy in the Wild

A conspiracy in the wild



For over 10 years, the Northern…

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Added by John Mbaria on April 18, 2019 at 21:50 — No Comments

Improving biodiversity coverage on Planeta.com

It's a challenge for all websites to move with the times, figure out new modes of collaboration and education. Having focused on biodiversity conservation and tourism dos and don'ts since 1995, Planeta.com has documented numerous events, participated in on-site workshops.

Kudos to the Biodiversity Media Alliance for surveying members and figuring out next steps for this portal. Please let us know how to participate and how to collaborate.

Among the Planeta.com…

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Added by ron mader on October 18, 2018 at 1:02 — No Comments

Improve the Biodiversity Media Alliance: Have your say!

As a member of the Biodiversity Media Alliance network, we want your help!

We’re currently considering how to update our community networks. We want a thriving community where members can connect and share information.

However, we recognise that Ning, the platform that hosts the Climate Change Media Partnership network, may not be the place for this, so we are asking what you need to ensure a vibrant, useful and engaging…

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Added by Matthew Wright on September 19, 2018 at 11:59 — 1 Comment

My environmental articles covering biodiversity of Sri Lanka

Dear All, 

Couldn't share links to my articles on 'Biodiversity Media Alliance' for quite a sometime. During the past few months, I wrote extensively on different aspects of biodiversity of Sri Lanka - ranging from mighty Blue Whales to tiny Bees.

Please visit my blog www.window2nature.wordpress.com for my past articles.. 

Happy reporting, 

Regards, 

Malaka Rodrigo~ 

Sri…

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Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 24, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

FG Not Showing Seriousness Over Ogoniland Cleanup..ERA/FoEN

The Federal Government of Nigeria has not shown reasonable commitment in actually cleaning up the Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region in the Southern Nigeria. This was contained in a welcome address by Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria at the 9th Annual National Environmental Congress organised by ERA/FoEN…

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Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on November 4, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

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…

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

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