Environment/Science
New York: Although coastal and freshwater wetlands – such as swamps, mangroves and marshes - contain 40 per cent of all plant and animal species, many are polluted or degraded due to climate change and human development. more
UN conference concludes with ‘historic’ deal to protect a third of the world’s biodiversity

New York: The UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15, concluded early on Monday in Montreal, Canada, with a landmark agreement to protect 30 per cent of the planet’s lands, coastal areas ...

COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

New York: For many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, but the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that t ...

Conference opens to draft first-ever treaty on ocean’s biological diversity

New York: The intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity opened its fifth and likely final session on Monday.

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

New York: More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2 ...

Secretary-General calls for bold action to end biodiversity crisis

New York: With one million species at risk of extinction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for greater leadership and political will to end the biodiversity c ...

Minorities are 'key partners' in saving planet's biodiversity – UN expert

New York: The global initiative to save the planet's biodiversity on land and water must not be allowed to threaten the world's most vulnerable people, a top human rights expert s ...

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday ...

Biodiversity at risk, threatens human survival, UN forum hears

New York: As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, ...

Hunger rising in mountain regions due to biodiversity loss, climate change

New York: Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate ...