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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

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 http://www.crowdrise.com/jeremysrhinowish…

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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…

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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,…

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

Bangladesh’s major cities await Air Quality Index

Continue reading at http://www.unb.com.bd/air-index

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

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