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Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...titors. Semlitsch said this showed that greater biodiversity could be achieved by eliminating bullfrog tadpoles. "As bullfrog cycles of metamorphosis take longer to complete (typically 12 months) than the cycles of other amphibians (typically one to four months), the bullfrog tadpoles have advantages in per...

Desertification, a Major Threat, Says UN

...f adapting to climate change and mitigating global biodiversity losses," Van Ginkel said. The report, the work of more than 200 experts from 25 countries, said policies on preventing desertification are often inconsistent, frequently not implemented at local levels or inadvertently fuel conflict over land, wate...

China Unveils Green Plan to Revert Farmland to Forest

...three years, extending nature reserves, protecting biodiversity hotspots and setting up a plant monitoring system. A novel collaboration between three state agencies and London-based Botanic Gardens Conservation International, the plan envisages managing of farmland to support wild plant conservation. "Fifte...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop Next Generation Vaccine Candidates

...nes for communicable diseases, food biotechnology, biodiversity conservation and bioprospecting, setting up of micropropagation parks and biotechnology based development for SC/ST, rural areas, women and for different States. Necessary guidelines for transgenic plants, recombinant vaccines and drugs have also bee...

One-sixth of Europe's Mammals Face Extinction, Warns Conservation Experts

...be able to meet its self-imposed target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. Of the roughly 250 mammal species ...heir work cut out if they are to fulfil their 2010 biodiversity target, known as the Habitats Directive. Worst affected is the handful of European mammals classe...

Export of Herbal Products to Reach Rs.120 Billion by 2012: Study

...stocks and to the diversity of medicinal plants if biodiversity is not sustainably used." The chamber, besides suggesting the establishment of EPZs, has also suggested a multi pronged and multi dimensional strategy to boost the herbal industry. It has also recommended that the government allocate required f...

Dire Future Predicted for Europe's 4 Seas

...ion of the sea into Europes development plans, its biodiversity and resources will be lost, said Prof. Mee. Europeans are just beginning to wake up to the fact that the area of their seas is bigger than the land and that it is already seriously degraded, he said....

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

...to extensive cultivation for biofuels would damage biodiversity and lead to a serious threat to food security. "Poor countries will have to cope with a nine percent rise on food imports and the poorest, which will import most, will pay an extra 10 percent", the FAO report said Thursday. It noted that prices ...

Brazil Opens a 'green' Fashion Week

... event allows Brazil to celebrate 'the question of biodiversity -- natural and cultural.' Organizers will also plant 7,800 trees to compensate for carbon dioxide emissions resulting from fashion week activities....

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop “Next Generation” Vaccine Candidats

...nes for communicable diseases, food biotechnology, biodiversity conservation and bioprospecting, setting up of micropropagation parks and biotechnology based development for SC/ST, rural areas, women and for different States. Necessary guidelines for transgenic plants, recombinant vaccines and drugs have also bee...

Bhutan Leads the World in Preserving the Environment

...ntry to protect the environment, conserve its rich biodiversity and prevent ecological degradation including noise, visual and physical pollution through the adoption of environment friendly practices and ethos. The article also allows the parliament to enact environmental legislation and implement environment...

Southern states join hands to protect biodiversity

...for better cooperation to protect and preserve the biodiversity //of their rich forests. "We have decided to form protocols for joint action raids and protection camps among the southern states," Karnataka Forest Minister C. Chennigapa told reporters here Saturday after the conclusion of a two-day conference of...

Ecological Changes affects human health, food security

... changes. He said the Atlantic forest is more of a biodiversity hot spot than the more famous Amazon forest. He said the forest is rapidly disappearing because people need the land. According to Goodin, remote sensing technology also can be used to reduce sickness related to poor water quality, such as diarrhea...

Satellite Imagery to monitor the Social Impact Of Geographical Changes

... changes. He said the Atlantic forest is more of a biodiversity hot spot than the more famous Amazon forest. He said the forest is rapidly disappearing because people need the land. According to Goodin, remote sensing technology also can be used to reduce sickness related to poor water quality, such as diarrhea....

Recently discovered deep-sea reefs catch the attention of the drug discovery team

...o better predict correlations between map data and biodiversity on the bottom. Ultimately this will allow them to more accurately assess the ecological importance of the entire area, not just those small swaths observed from the submersible. During each submersible dive, Harbor Branch experts will be collectin...

A Chinese Hunter on the Road to Recovery after a Facial Transplant

...fit organisation whose main aim is to preserve the biodiversity of life on earth and to work for the development of the animal resources around the world. They also studied the living conditions of black bears in Asia and also tries to offer help to those who are injured by wild animals. They came forward to help...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...west China and Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots. The biodiversity hotspots are 34 regions worldwide where 75 percent...s practice. Yet even in this area filled with rich biodiversity and the strong influence of Tibetan culture, the Himalayas face great challenges from rapid social a...

Will The Tropical Forests Survive The Deforestation Scenario?

...-Landau. "Creative strategies to preserve tropical biodiversity might include policies to improve conditions in tropical urban settings to encourage urbanization and preemptive conservation efforts in countries with large areas of extant forest and large projected rates of future human population growth," the aut...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

...west China and Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots. The biodiversity hotspots are 34 regions worldwide where 75 percent...s practice. Yet even in this area filled with rich biodiversity and the strong influence of Tibetan culture, the Himalayas face great challenges from rapid social a...

Global Warming Will Result In the Extinction Of Amphibians

...o driving them closer to extinction. The threat to biodiversity // as a result of emerging infectious diseases may also result in danger to human beings. The study published by the journal Nature, reveals how the warming may alter the dynamics of a skin fungus that is fatal to amphibians. The climate-driven fun...

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