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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Ramsar Convention at 41: New dimensions
Over the years, the Ramsar Convention on wetlands has evolved and the scope of its activities has broadened.
Debate 2.0: Will Rio+20 add up to anything?
The upcoming summit on sustainable development is one of the most important in the UN's history says Ban Ki-Moon.
Reversing desertification with livestock
A compelling Q&A with the originator of a holistic approach to restoring grasslands by using livestock to mimic nature's herbivore herds.
Wetland diplomacy: Transboundary conservation and Ramsar
With the vital role of wetlands in global water security, the Ramsar Convention can be critical.
Return to rural communities: Resilience over efficiency
The trickles of people leaving cities for rural areas might reflect a universal consciousness about what may be best for long term survival.
Indian tribe’s Avatar-like battle against mining firm
The Dongria Kondh people plan to carry on fight to stop Vedanta Resources from mining bauxite in Niyamgiri hills.
Revealing the world’s hottest biodiversity hotspot
Entomologist Dmitry Telnov hopes to shed light on one of the world's last unexplored biogeographical regions: Wallacea and New Guinea.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Spring’s lesson
The delicate colours of nature in spring have been a major source of inspiration for Kanazawa's local silk-dyeing artists.
Governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdictions
Improved governance of oceans beyond national jurisdictions will benefit biodiversity and help build more sustainable, equitable economies.
Bali Declaration calls for palm oil justice
Careless development of palm plantations is exacerbating ecological problems and climate change, as well as dispossessing indigenous peoples.
Persistent organic pollutants in the marine food chain
Marine mammals are a window on the pollutant concentration trends affected by global changes.
Can the commons move from margins to mainstream?
An expert explains the history and significance of the commodification of the commons and offers strategies for 'commoners'.
Fishy decision: Herring stock depletion in Canada
Illustrating stock mismanagement in perhaps many corners of the globe, naturalist Briony Penn looks at one fishery that is close to her heart.
Can no-take fishery reserves help protect our oceans?
Fish stocks are being overfished and important habitats are being lost or degraded at an unprecedented rate.
From mountain to sea: A vision for the rebuilding of Tohoku
An oyster farming author shows how tsunami-hit Tohoku should rebuild by tapping into the region's rich traditions.
Put people at core of sustainable development: UN report
A new report by a high-level panel urges leaders to focus on the long-term resilience of planet and people.
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