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Longford residents urged to participate in public consultation on heritage and biodiversity plan

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Jul 23, 2024
Longford Leader

Longford residents urged to participate in public consultation on heritage and biodiversity plan

have your say on Waterways Ireland Heritage & Biodiversity Plan 2030
Biodiversity loss in Switzerland in six graphs

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Jul 23, 2024
Swissinfo (EN)

Biodiversity loss in Switzerland in six graphs

The picture of Switzerland as a haven of pristine nature no longer corresponds to reality. Biodiversity loss in the Alpine country is above the world average, and over a third of animal and plant species are endangered. So how can this trend be reversed?
Wild Karnataka: Exploring Kabini, a premier safari destination

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Jul 22, 2024
Times of India

Wild Karnataka: Exploring Kabini, a premier safari destination

Kabini, a haven for nature enthusiasts, offers rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes. Home to Asiatic elephants, Bengal tigers, leopards, and over 250 bird species, it is a sought-after destination for wildlife photography and safaris. Enjoy jeep and boat safaris amidst luxury accommodations in this wildlife paradise.
Make sure to have your say! Public consultation on Longford Biodiversity Action Plan

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Jul 22, 2024
Longford Leader

Make sure to have your say! Public consultation on Longford Biodiversity Action Plan

Plan aims to promote, protect, and enhance County Longford’s biodiversity
Govt to focus on urban forests in its 100-day agenda

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Jul 21, 2024
Livemint

Govt to focus on urban forests in its 100-day agenda

Under the Nagar Van Yojana, which was launched in 2020, the ministry of environment, forest and climate change plans to promote urban biodiversity to mitigate pollution, provide cleaner air, reduce noise, and to harvest water.
Bugs thrive in urban Los Angeles - volunteers’ traps reveal biodiversity hot spots for city insects and spiders

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Jul 21, 2024
The Conversation UK

Bugs thrive in urban Los Angeles - volunteers’ traps reveal biodiversity hot spots for city insects and spiders

City life can mean lots of pavement and habitat loss. But many bug species are hanging on, especially in neighborhoods with steady temperatures near the mountains.
Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list

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Jul 20, 2024
Evening Standard

Why a visit to the world's largest waterfall should be on your bucket list

Victoria Falls and its breathtaking biodiversity is a must-see, from both Zimbabwe and Zambia
Mégabassines : " Il existe des pratiques agricoles qui permettent aux paysans de se prémunir contre le manque d’eau sans avoir recours à l’irrigation "

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Jul 19, 2024
Le Monde

Mégabassines : " Il existe des pratiques agricoles qui permettent aux paysans de se prémunir contre le manque d’eau sans avoir recours à l’irrigation "

TRIBUNE. L’agronome Marc Dufumier observe, dans une tribune au « Monde », que les conflits d’usage des eaux peuvent être résolus par des techniques d’agroécologie rompant avec celles de l’agro-industrie.
Colombia gives assurances over UN biodiversity summit after rebels’ threat

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Jul 18, 2024
The Guardian

Colombia gives assurances over UN biodiversity summit after rebels’ threat

Organisers working to ensure safe environment for attenders in October after guerrillas’ warning of disruption
Winning images of the 2024 BigPicture natural world photography competition

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Jul 17, 2024
The Guardian

Winning images of the 2024 BigPicture natural world photography competition

A fox in the sun, fireflies and a brush fire, and trees blanketed with butterflies are among the striking images caught by winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ annual competition. Now in its 11th year, it highlights biodiversity and the many threats our planet faces
The $12m 'waterless barrier' plan to stop cane toads marching into the Pilbara

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Jul 16, 2024
ABC News

The $12m 'waterless barrier' plan to stop cane toads marching into the Pilbara

A bevy of small mammals and lizards could find themselves on the endangered species list if cane toads got into the Pilbara. A bold plan could prevent the biodiversity disaster, but more money is needed to fund the project before toads reach the coast in 2026–27.
Biodiversity loss impacts our societies and economies - How can Europe confront the spread of invasive species?

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Jul 16, 2024
The Conversation UK

Biodiversity loss impacts our societies and economies - How can Europe confront the spread of invasive species?

The number of non-native species in Europe will grow by as much as 64% by 2050.
Amazon deforestation cut by 83% in places protected by Indigenous communities - new research

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Jul 14, 2024
The Conversation UK

Amazon deforestation cut by 83% in places protected by Indigenous communities - new research

To reduce deforestation and boost biodiversity to help address climate change, returning lands to Indigenous communities is crucial and effective.
Biodiversité : rapporter des fruits ou végétaux exotiques dans ses bagages risque de faciliter la propagation de bactéries ou d'insectes ravageurs

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Jul 12, 2024
franceinfo

Biodiversité : rapporter des fruits ou végétaux exotiques dans ses bagages risque de faciliter la propagation de bactéries ou d'insectes ravageurs

Selon la FAO, l’organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture, 20 et 40% de la production alimentaire mondiale est perdue chaque année à cause de nuisibles qui s’attaquent aux végétaux. Le risque de les transporter accidentellement dans ses bagages est bien réel.
Eravikulam National Park: Interesting and fun facts for every wildlife enthusiast

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Jul 10, 2024
Times of India

Eravikulam National Park: Interesting and fun facts for every wildlife enthusiast

Eravikulam National Park in Kerala's Western Ghats spans 97 sq km. Home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and Anamudi Peak, it was established in 1978. Managed by Kerala Department of Forests, it features rich biodiversity, the Neelakurinji bloom, Rajamalai region, and seasonal variations, offering eco-tourism, conservation efforts, and educational tours.
Mexico’s planned glyphosate ban helped show how agroecology can lead the way forward

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Jul 9, 2024
The Conversation UK

Mexico’s planned glyphosate ban helped show how agroecology can lead the way forward

Mexico waffles on glyphosate ban but support for Agroecology stays strong.
How is Africa leading the world in wildlife conservation?

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Jul 5, 2024
Times of India

How is Africa leading the world in wildlife conservation?

Africa's diverse wildlife faces threats like poaching and habitat loss, with conservation efforts making progress but facing challenges. From rhinos to pangolins, the continent's unique species require international cooperation and sustained commitment to ensure their survival and biodiversity preservation.
I’ve been listening to seagrass meadows to understand how their underwater soundscapes reflect biodiversity

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Jul 3, 2024
The Conversation UK

I’ve been listening to seagrass meadows to understand how their underwater soundscapes reflect biodiversity

Recording soundscapes in seagrass is useful because it allows researchers to detect creatures that can’t be seen, because they’re camouflaged, hiding or nocturnal.
What will it take to develop, grow, and maintain eco tourism in northern India?

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Jul 3, 2024
The Indian Express

What will it take to develop, grow, and maintain eco tourism in northern India?

Discover the untapped potential of eco-tourism in northern India, where diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity await. Despite challenges such as over-tourism, under-tourism, and inadequate infrastructure, experts highlight pathways to sustainable development, community engagement, and learning from successful models worldwide to transform this region into a thriving eco-tourism destination.
How (apparently) identical animals can have different genomes - new research

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Jul 2, 2024
The Conversation UK

How (apparently) identical animals can have different genomes - new research

Appearances can be deceptive but genomes not so much – this has huge implications for measuring biodiversity.