The government has formed four teams to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the coastal areas of the country Wednesday.
According to a recent World Economic Forum report, transitioning towards nature-positive economic models in key sectors could provide almost 400 million jobs and over $10 trillion in annual business value by 2030.
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has put leaders and policymakers on notice that they are not willing to listen to the same conversations, suggestions and unmet promises, as the world faces a biodiversity crisis.
New research examining the major causes of the world’s biodiversity loss calls for an urgent and profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further planetary harm.
A writ petition was filed at the High Court on Sunday to stop tree cutting at historical Suhrawardy Udyan in the pretext of beautification.
As the government gives priority to saving trees, no tree will be felled unnecessarily while implementing the mega plan at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan.
But the historic park seems to be under threat, having already lost a major portion of its green cover to an ongoing redevelopment project.
A fire broke out again near Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division on Wednesday, a day after another fire raged through the area on Tuesday .
The fire, which had raged through Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division for nearly 24 hours since Monday morning, was finally brought under control on Wednesday.
A fierce fire broke out at Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division on Monday morning.
The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
On April 7 morning, hundreds of Indigenous Kichwa people from the Ecuadorian Amazon marched through the city of Coca to mark one year since the country’s largest oil spill in recent history.
As the sun sets over the canopy of Albizia Amara trees, a thin blanket of fog begins to descend over the forests of the Malai Mahadeshwara Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.
Climate change and loss of biodiversity are seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by UNESCO.
As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.
It is vital that indigenous peoples, local communities and peasant farmers, especially women, are properly included in policy development and decision-making on food systems.
The extinction of one million species feels rather abstract. We do not know how to speak of the scale of such extinction, except as a mere number: one million!
On 25-26 January, the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) considered the public health implications of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing, a treaty under the Convention Biological Diversity.
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Dhaka, Jan 3 – Illegal occupants will be evicted from the forest lands and the forests will be brought back. The country will be turned into green Bengal by planting more and more trees.
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The COVID-19 pandemic, global warming and the dramatic loss of biological diversity are clear manifestations of the ecological crises that threaten humanity and the planet. The 2020 issue of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch entitled, “Overcoming ecological crises:…
11 December 2020 – Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate change, according to a joint study published on Friday…
A recent report, “Junk Agroecology: The corporate capture of agroecology for a partial ecological transition without social justice” examines three major worldwide public-private initiatives driven by Nestle, Pepsico, Cargill, Unilever, and the World Economic Forum: (i) The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative,…
An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled…
Dhaka, Oct 01 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said if the current actions of humans keep going on unchecked it will not only cause the extinction of other species, but also move towards ultimate extinction of itself.
By Ana María Hernández Salgar BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 30 2020 (IPS) – This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people…
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over one million people worldwide and destabilized the global economy, also upended the UN’s ambitious socio-economic goals, including the eradication of…