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In 1992, the United Nations adopted the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2001 onwards, each year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity has been observed as a
Exposure visit to Taxkorgan
Connecting Terrestrial ‘Islands’ to Promote Biological Diversity
Traditional irrigated rice terraces
One of the major agreements of the consultation process was that the Forest Department would facilitate the data collection and synthesis with assistance from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS
We finally stood up. Our eyes were closed, our hands held in a circle. Our ears were pricked up to the tune of singing cicadas. Only the call of the cuckoo punctuated their song. We allowed ourselves two minutes to soak up the music.
As the world conservation community enters the fourth year of the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011–2020), it is time to retrospect, introspect, and set new targets. On the occasion of the IDB, we would like to celebrate our achievements and
Discussion summary - The Earth Debate in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Can We Put a Price on Nature?
Efforts to understand the Koshi basin’s upstream-downstream linkages have the potential to change river basin management
Honeybees, through their pollination services, play a vital role in enhancing productivity of mountain crops, and maintaining natural biodiversity. Beekeepers provide pollination services to orchard/crop owners by renting out their bees in return
Air pollution has become part of life for people across large parts of Asia. Thick smog chokes cities and their inhabitants as black exhaust from diesel engines clogs the air on daily commutes.
A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.