New open access online resource on Biodiversity

As part of IYB, Nature Magazine is presenting, open access, a sub-set of its recent output on biodiversity – a useful resource for those with restricted access to the online literature. “Nature is delighted to present this biodiversity supplement for 2010, International Year of Biodiversity. As nations come together to reduce the alarming loss of […]

Better targeted agricultural spending could enhance biodiversity protection

Continuous change in agricultural land use directly affects Europe’s biodiversity. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that Common Agricultural Policy payments could be used more effectively to support High Nature Value farmland and help halt biodiversity loss ….Read More.

World Bank Launches Book on Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate change

The World Bank has launched a book titled “Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change,” which features examples of World Bank projects applying ecosystem-based approaches. The book offers a compelling argument for including ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation as an essential pillar in national climate change strategies. It starts with […]

Ecosystem Marketplace: More Governments Using Markets to Save Species

“Markets” have taken a bit of a battering over the past couple of years, but perhaps the press release and Executive Summary below show that, at least for biodiversity – and albeit mostly in developed countries – market-based initiatives appear to be growing and delivering conservation benefits on the ground. You can Download the Full […]

Communities and their agrobiodiversity: Priorities for agriculture in Uttarakhand Himalaya, India

Authors : Farooquee, Nehal A.; Maikhuri, R.K The authors talk about how traditional agrobiodiversity management plays a key role in coping with the uncertainties prevailing in the Himalaya. This publication describes the general characteristics of agrobiodiversity, its significance, status, rate of change and causal factors, ecological, social and policy dimensions and their impacts on agrobiodiversity […]

Bamboo Culture : The significance of Bamboo to Hmong Community in China.

In their long history in China, the Hmong developed a unique culture through adaptability, wisdom and resourcefulness.The everyday traditional life of the Hmong people, bamboo plays a very important role. The Hmong regard bamboo as a sacred plant, because it serves the people in myriad ways and has been indispensable for their very existence and […]