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Climate engineering to reverse global warming may impact biodiversity: Experts October 15, 2012   |  Source: IANS  | Copyright: 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Can the impact of global warming be lessened by deploying sun-shields in space and by injecting sulphates in the upper atmosphere to reduce the amount of solar energy reaching the earth? Environmental scientists and other experts are currently grapplin...

Taiwan Fisheries Agency denies Greenpeace accusations by Lee I-chia October 15, 2012   |  Source: Taipei Times  | Copyright: 1999-2012 The Taipei Times

The Fisheries Agency yesterday denied accusations that Taiwan is complicit in overfishing in the western and central Pacific Ocean, saying the building of fishing vessels is strictly controlled by the government and that all newly built fishing vessels ar...

Pretty pictures, vanishing biodiversity by Priscilla Jebaraj October 14, 2012   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2012, The Hindu

The delegates from 192 nations now in Hyderabad for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) would get a glowing picture of their host nation's biodiversity wealth going by their welcome kits. Stunning images of tigers and squirrels, pe...

Stronger laws will aid conservation, experts tell COP11 October 14, 2012   |  Source: TNN  | Copyright: 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Countries need to recognize the rights of local communities to achieve the ''Aichi Targets' (on conservation of biodiversity) by 2020, said Ashish Kothari, founder member of Indian NGO Kalpavriksh, on Saturday. Kothari was speaking at the launch of a new ...

Traditional knowledge of fisher people may be included in the process of identifying marine biodiversity hot spots October 14, 2012   |  Source: Down to Earth

With many countries stepping up demand to include social and cultural criteria in identifying ecologically and biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) during the ongoing CoP 11 biodiversity meet in Hyderabad, coastal communities and their traditiona...

Tsunami-riding Japanese sea creatures are attacking American coastal waters by Richard Gray October 14, 2012   |  Source: The Daily Telegraph  | Copyright: 2012 Business Insider, Inc.

Sea creatures found to be hitchhiking on debris swept across the Pacific Ocean by the Japanese tsunami pose a threat to sealife in Canada and the United States. It flattened entire towns, washed away harbours and triggered a nuclear emergency. Now t...

'No mechanisms to secure rights of indigenous peoples', says study October 13, 2012   |  Source: Zee News  | Copyright: 1998-2012 Zee News Limited (An Essel Group Company)

Most governments in the world have no or very inadequate legal and policy mechanisms to respect indigenous peoples and local communities, especially with regard to territorial, collective, and tenurial rights, a publication on a study by Indigenous People...

India ignoring coastal diodiversity, NGOs point out at COP11 by Keya Acharya October 12, 2012   |  Source: IPS  | Copyright: 2012 IPS-Inter Press Service

Indian civil society organisations see in the 11th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), underway in this south Indian city, a rare opportunity to highlight alleged neglect of biodiversity along the coun...

Marine Protected Areas should not evict traditional fishing communities, says study by T. V. Padma October 11, 2012   |  Source: SciDev.Net

Ever wondered why, despite some fantastic programmes on conservation and scientific inputs, things don’t work on the ground? Here are some insights from a study by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) on the social dimensions of...

Fisheries in Indonesia benefit from 400-year-old tradition October 11, 2012   |  Source: e! Science News  | Copyright: 2012 e! Science News

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and James Cook University says that coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia are benefiting from a decidedly low-tech, traditional management system that dates back to the 17th century. Known as "Panglima Laot" -- th...

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