Home to a large number of endemic flora and fauna the Western Ghats is unique in many ways. However, climate change, overexploitation, and deforestation are playing havoc with its biodiversity.
Human-animal conflict is often triggered by poverty and the need to access resources for survival. Such confrontation can be prevented by bringing in livelihood projects that help human population, and prevent them entering areas earmarked for wildlife.
It is easy to arrest a decline in Himalayan biodiversity, provided local communities are involved in the process. Efforts in the Himalayan region prove this beyond firstname.lastname@example.org
As per available data, there are 21,663 marine species in India, of which, 20,444 are faunal communities. However, in the absence of adequate documentation, the exact numbers are uncertain, and so is the status of India’s marine biodiversity.
The complexity in evaluating biodiversity makes it difficult to ensure equity where bio-resources are concerned. Convention of Biological Diversity and India’s Biodiversity Act are moves to bring in equity in the sharing of bio-resources for mutual benefit.
Soil erosion is a gradual process that depletes soil organic carbon, adversely affecting soil quality. It is the primary cause behind 78.6 per cent of the total degraded land in India. Enhancing soil organic carbon in soils may prove the most effective method to maintain soil quality.
New Delhi, June 7 (G’nY News Service): Despite being a major source of survival, be it physical, spiritual or economical, the mainstream media do not adequately address the importance of biodiversity conservation. Media is considered as the crux in spreading constructive agendas and can help in sustaining rapid development and environmental conservation side-by-side. In the ‘Biodiversity Connect Media Workshops’ organized by the Centre for Environment Communication (CEC), the keynote address...
Discovery of new species have aided the understanding of future probabilities. It has been analysed that these newly discovered species are habitants of the few desolate forests that may be home to a diverse groups of medicinal and natural antidotes.
The alarming rate of wrecks in the Sundarban raises a larger question. Why is there no alternative safer route envisaged in a time bound manner by Bangladesh?
Nitrogen fertiliser has increased food production tremendously all over the world. However, it also contributes to climate change through emission of nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases. Efficient management of nitrogen offers opportunities for climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation.