Posts Tagged ‘biodiversity’

Patents, Biodiversity, and Genetic Ownership

Patents, Biodiversity, and Genetic Ownership “Let’s assume some Dr. Neo Frankenfauci bent over a bubbling cauldron somewhere in the bowels of the International Technoapparatchikcrats’ Institute for Genetic Shenanigans is cooking up a potion that includes all sorts of secret ingredients in the recipe, things like heavy metals and parasites and a clever code in the messenger […]

The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community 

Snow geese, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. After spending the winter in New Mexico, the snow geese go to the Arctic (Alaska, Nunavut, Siberia) for nesting and rearing their young. (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, 1998). After a long stretch of public inattention, biodiversity conservation is a hot topic again, as if we had […]

Bridge the North-South divide for a UN Biodiversity Framework that is more just

This month, the leaders of nation states from around the world have been gathered in New York City to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Covid, climate and biodiversity are among the topics they are expected to address. Indeed, on September 21, in his sobering yet passionate address to the assembly, UN Secretary-General António […]

There can be no biodiversity without human diversity

Above Photo: By Cynthia Alonso for UNICEF The idea that humans are a danger to nature is deeply rooted in some minds. However, it is based on an ethnocentric vision of what the term ‘human’ encompasses. Not all human beings destroy the earth. It is our consumerist lifestyle and economic model based on infinite growth […]

Youth Launch ‘Stronger Campaign’ For UN Biodiversity Day

Above Photo: Alison Kentish/IPS. Tired with Tokenism. International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on May 22 under the theme ‘we’re part of the solution.’ A network of youth groups is informing policymakers that young people are tired of the same old rhetoric and platitudes. The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has put leaders and […]

Birds and Biodiversity : The Pillar of life on Earth

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears ,as close to us and everyone in the world as universal as birds David Attenborough A healthy planet and rich biodiversity  are essential for our health and wellbeing.   The emergence of COVID -19 has underscored the fact that when we destroy […]

Páramos at risk: The interconnected threats to a biodiversity hotspot

Image Credit: The Bogotá Post On a recent, pre-pandemic journey to the High Andes of Colombia, I found myself surrounded by one of the region’s emblematic species, the flowering shrubs known locally as frailejones or “big monks.” These giant plants, relatives of sunflowers from the Espeletia genus, mesmerized me, their yellow buds and silvery hairs […]

Iran among world’s richest in biodiversity, genetics

TEHRAN – There are 11 types of ecosystems in the world, 9 of which are identified in Iran, On the other hand, out of 42 types of wetlands, 41 types exist in the country. Therefore, Iran is one of the 20 countries rich in biodiversity and genetics. Biological and genetic diversity in our country has […]

Protecting Indigenous Languages is Protecting Biodiversity

One million animal and plant species face extinction due to human activity, according to the United Nations. Now, think about cultural production—art and literature that we have invested to address the extinction of just a handful of species (passenger pigeon included). Quite a bit actually. The extinction of one million species feels rather abstract, beyond […]

European Commission authorises GMO soybeans for food and feed in huge new Biodiversity attack.

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World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals

Above photo: Women transferring fish from boats on the shores of Lake Volta, Ghana. Nana Kofi Acquah / IWMI/Flickr. UN draft report leaked. Global Biodiversity Outlook draft finds funding shortfalls and failure to account for the role of women held back progress on restoring ecosystems. Over the last decade, governments have failed to meet any of the internationally […]

WWF Report Shows An Alarming Amount of Global Biodiversity Loss Due To A Growing Demand For Meat

Next Story When we think of animal agriculture, we often focus on the animals who are tortured, killed, and then eaten. However, animal agriculture affects a lot more animals outside of the ones that are farmed for consumption. Meat-based diets have a significant impact on water and land, which means that the land animals and fish […]

Israeli regime tools to penetrate to other countries

Alwaght- In today’s world, economy and weapons represent power in international relations and are essential components of growing influence on other countries. Weaknesses in each of these factors can affect the way a country pursues its goals in other countries. Jeff Halpr, a political activist with a US-Israeli nationality, in his recent work, “War against […]

Israeli regime tools to penetrate to other countries

Alwaght- In today’s world, economy and weapons represent power in international relations and are essential components of growing influence on other countries. Weaknesses in each of these factors can affect the way a country pursues its goals in other countries. Jeff Halpr, a political activist with a US-Israeli nationality, in his recent work, “War against […]

How To Get Back On Your Feet After A Breakup

The end of a romantic relationship is almost always a tough experience to face. Here are three simple steps to follow after a breakup to shorten the amount of time you have to spend healing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Immediately after a breakup, what can you do maintain yourself and get past the initial hurt […]

Video and Audio of Pilots Who Bombed Hospital in Afghanistan

There is video and audio. It exists. The Pentagon says it’s critically important. Congress has asked for it and been refused. WikiLeaks is offering $50,000 to the next brave soul willing to be punished for a good deed in the manner of Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, Edward Snowden, and so many others. You can petition […]

Climate change will bring greater biodiversity to world seas

Dolphins off the Isle of Barra. Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has found. Scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), alongside international partners, modelled data for nearly 13,000 marine […]

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