Sequel to the award-winning film about oil companies in the Amazon. 20 years later Big Oil is back! Continue
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 —
Dear Friends, Continue
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 —
Farmers of Kashipur region in Odisha revived traditional practices to deal with ecological ruin and malnutrition
GROWING CROPS had never been easy in… Continue
Added by Basudev Mahapatra on November 15, 2014 at 19:00 —
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… Continue
Added by ron mader on October 10, 2014 at 3:22 —
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… Continue
Added by Izzy Phillips on August 13, 2014 at 18:52 —
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… Continue
Added by Izzy Phillips on August 13, 2014 at 18:51 —
July 24, 2014
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 —
I am pleased to announce that we have set up an ocean nonprofit group focused on shark related citizen science projects called Ocean Sanctuaries.org.
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 —
By Michael Bear
Enter the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where citizen scientists from all over the world (without Ph.Ds or white lab coats) can enter data about their bird sightings and even discover new species.
“Collecting the observations of everyday birders for scientific use is a hallmark of the Lab. Bird watchers of all ages and skill levels help gather the data needed to capture the big picture about the distribution and abundance of birds.… Continue
Added by Michael Bear on July 13, 2014 at 3:22 —
Added by vina ballgobin on June 19, 2014 at 18:59 —
PRESS RELEASE – HEALTHY SEAS
ECNC Land & Sea Group, Aquafil and Star Sock
The European retailer Kaufland will be the first partner… Continue
Added by Wijnja on June 18, 2014 at 9:09 —
Bringing Nepal’s community forestry Ideas to West Africa
A long journey it was indeed, from Liberia to Southeast Asia. And finally, I arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport and headed strict to the Kathmandu Guest House. I was four days late for class.
The purpose of my visit, to form part of Future Generations Graduate School class 2014 term III residential to gain insight into the successes leading to Sustainable Community Based Natural Resource Management in… Continue
Added by Amos Smith on June 12, 2014 at 17:36 —
some community farmers learning basic numerals, modern agric practices, picture Francis Npong…
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on May 9, 2014 at 12:51 —
Erabudu is the flower of the Avurudu season but you will hardly be able to find erabadu these days. Instead, rosy trumpet (tabebuia) flowers bloom, marking the onset of the New Year season becoming the messenger of Biodiversity to announce the dawn of the spring. (photos by Susantha Udagedara)
This is the famous sakura flower season in Japan with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. The cherry trees shed their leaves in winter and in spring… Continue
Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 17, 2014 at 6:18 —
prunus.jpgOn the right flange of the winding road leading to Oku from Babungo is an extension of the ‘Shingaa Community Forest’’; one amongst the forests managed under the Community Forest Management (CFM) tenure system in Oku. This scene located on the slopes of the Kilum Mountain in the North West Region of Cameroon is an eye-witness replica of the saga of the adverse effects of… Continue
Added by SOPISDEW Cameroon on April 13, 2014 at 18:13 —
The The common green garden lizard that belongs to the Agamid lizard family this week gained a new relative that brings to 19 the number of spcies in this group, 16 of them endemic to Sri Lanka. new addition is been a result of strenuous scientific analysis under difficult conditions by young researchers Thasun Amarasinghe and Sameera Suranjan Karunaratne.
This lizard lives in the forests in the Knuckles Range. It had been misidentified as the Crestless…
Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 12, 2014 at 7:15 —
Look Who's Helping Olive Ridley
Added by Manipadma Jena on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 —
verybody loves a butterfly and perhaps Sri Lankans more than most: four years after the Sri Lanka Birdwing was declared the national butterfly each of the nine provinces are to get their own butterfly.
The nine are considered flagship species due to their attractive colour patterns and have been selected because they are endemic to Sri Lanka, charismatic and readily seen. None of the butterflies are a pest at any stage of its life cycle nor a vectoring agent of… Continue
Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 12, 2014 at 16:04 —
Push to honour Dr. P.E.P. Deraniyagala for his research
This week, an enigmatic whale first described studying a specimen found in Sri Lanka has been reclassified as a new marine mammal species. The whale species – member of a family known as beaked whales for their elongated beak-like snouts – bears an interesting history.On 26 January 1963 a specimen of a dying 4.5m-long, blue-grey female beaked whale was washed ashore at Ratmalana. After… Continue
Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 12, 2014 at 16:02 —
A gecko has become the first creature in 2014 to join the impressive list of endemic species of Sri Lanka. The new species, discovered in Rammalakanda forest, has been named Rammale day gecko (Rammale diva huna), classified scientifically as Cnemaspis rammalensis.
New species: Active during the day
Unlike the common house gecko that is found hunting insects near lamps in most households at night, the new species is mostly active during the day.
Added by Malaka Rodrigo on March 12, 2014 at 16:00 —