2010

With the support of the European Commission

Options for Future Policy Options for Biodiversity Policy in the EU

The Commission has set out possible future options for biodiversity policy in the EU for the period after 2010. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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‘Avatar is real’, say tribal people

Survival International: 25 January 2010 - Following the film, Avatar's win at the Golden Globes, tribal people have claimed that the film tells the real story of their lives today. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's cultural diversity, enriching it withmore than two thirds of its languages and an extrordinary amount of its traditional knowledge. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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Economic Value of Natural Capital and Green Development Mechanism

Biodiversity continues to be lost; funding continue s  to be inadequate. Can carbon markets provide insights for increasing biodiversity finance? During the 1st week of December 2009, the Green Development Mechanism 2010 Initiative kicked off international multi-stakeholder consultations about the possibility of setting up a 'green development mechanism' under the Convention on Biological Diversity - essentially a 'CDM' for biodiversity. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Terralingua.org

Secretariat provided and hosted by Bioversity International

Since 1996 Terralingua, an international NGO and IUCN member, has been at the forefront of developing research and applications in the field of biocultural diversity. This field conceives of the diversity of life as diversity in nature and culture. It has brought to the fore the links and interdependence between language, knowledge and the environment at the local level, and between biodiversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity globally. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

http://www.agrobiodiversityplatform.org/

Climate change and agrobiodiversity: Strengthening adaptability and resilience, facilitating adaptation and transition

Agrobiodiversity is already proving to be important in helping rural communities and farmers throughout the world adapt to climate change. Diversity (genetic, species and ecosystem) in production systems can improve adaptability and resilience and is an essential part of adaptation to changing production conditions. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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Progress towards Conservation of Wild Arabica Coffee in Ethiopia

The remnant forests of Ethiopia are important hotspots for biodiversity conservation. The most popular coffee species (Coffea arabica) originates from the a fromontane rainforests in the country. These forest ecosystems which harbor the only wild gene pools of this globally important crop plant are highly fragmented due to agricultural expansion and over exploitation. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water management is main focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

27 Jan 2010 | News story

Minister Morgan

Minister lauds Nature Seychelles’ Heritage Garden

A model garden that promotes the use of traditional food and medicinal plants was opened amidst much praise at the Nature Seychelles’ Centre for Education and Environment. The Garden was officially opened on 16 October 2009 on the occasion of World Food Day. It is a model for the Heritage Gardens project - an initiative started in 2005 by Nature Seychelles and Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources and Ministry of Education upon realization that food crops, fruits and medicinal plants were disappearing from farms, backyards and people’s cuisine. Its aims are, among others, promoting the love, nurture and propagation of traditional plants (edible and medicinal) by young people thereby passing on a rich biological and cultural heritage and encouraging a return to ways of sustaining life that were beneficial to people, the environment and left the least impact. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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Delta Environment Centre Class

Delta Environment Centre - empowering people for a better environment

Delta Environmental Centre is an environmental education, training and consultation network that aims to encourage participation in environmental action projects by sharing appropriate knowledge and developing responsible values and attitudes. …  

26 Jan 2010 | News story
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