Islands with amazing Biodiversity, and why it matters?

Islands with amazing Biodiversity, and why it matters?

The islands boast some of the most diverse collections of plants and animals on Earth. With a unique set of influences and conditions, life on islands has evolved very differently from life on larger land masses. The islands preserve habitats for a large number of unique and endemic plants and animals, both on land and … Read more

Only 15% of ‘important’ conservation areas protected in India

Only 15% of ‘important’ conservation areas protected in India

India needs a biodiversity strategy that includes conserving places where people and wildlife coexist, says a new study. Only 15% of India’s most important conservation areas are covered by protected areas, a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Sustainability recommends. The study entitled “Prioritizing India’s landscapes for biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being” has … Read more

In-Situ and Ex-Situ Conservation, Explained!

In-Situ and Ex-Situ Conservation of biodiversity

According to National Geographic, conservation is the care and protection of Earth’s resources which include air, minerals, plants, soil, water, and wildlife so that they can persist for future generations. It includes maintaining the diversity of species, genes, and ecosystems as well as functions of the environment such as nutrient cycling. Read more: Conservation | … Read more

How rare earth metals found in Sweden can affect biodiversity?

How rare earth metals found in Sweden can affect biodiversity?

The Swedish mining company LKAB announced that it has found the largest deposit of rare earths in the European Union in the far north of the country, a deposit that will represent a “substantial part of European needs.” The discovery of the rare earth deposit, discovered by the Swedish company LKAB, will be key to … Read more

#Explained: Proposed amendments to the Biodiversity Act 

biodiversity amendment act

Biodiversity Act Amendments: The modifications to The Biodiversity Act (2002) that the Union Government proposed in December 2021 drew criticism from field experts. The amendments promote commercial exploitation of the nation’s biodiversity resources, then focusing on its conservation. Taking the criticism into account, the government sent the Bill for additional consideration to a Joint Parliamentary Committee … Read more