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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Business needs to tackle the sustainability crisis
What better era for socially responsible enterprise to nurture a mutually-dependent relationship with benefits for society and business?
Discovering species in the mountains under the deep sea
Investigations by a multi-disciplinary team will form the scientific basis for management and conservation in the southern Indian Ocean.
Cities, biodiversity and governance
A UNU-IAS policy report aims to spur the development of effective governance mechanisms for managing the impacts of cities on biodiversity and vice-versa.
Illicit owl trade casts shadow on Diwali in India
A new report sheds light on illicit trade in live owls in India, most of which are used in occult practices.
One-fifth of back-boned animals face extinction: study
A comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms one-fifth of species are threatened.
Biodiversity in the Hani cultural landscape
Indigenous wisdom is key in the complex forestry and land management system practised by the people of China's Ailao Mountains.
India set to publish world’s first ‘natural wealth’ accounts
Economics of ecosystems and biodiversity study demands nations account for natural capital, as India plans to.
South Indian agricultural model mimics fragile ecosystem
A decline in the traditional practice of home gardening by Wayanad’s tribal population can have far-reaching consequences.
Stories from a Biodiverse World
As COP10 begins, the United Nations University is delighted to present films that explore interactions between humans and nature in Japan and across the globe.
Back Biodiversity 100, save our wildlife
To press governments into action on the biodiversity crisis, not platitudes, about preserving wildlife, you have helped compile a list of 26 actions. But there is still work to be done.
Building biotic peace at COP10, Nagoya
An environmental conflict resolution expert reflects on why and how negotiators need to overcome their reluctance to link ecology and peace-building.
How to read environmental literature 101
Great environmental literature, whether from East or West, speaks of nature as in integral part of human identity.
Low impact systems to funnel toxic stormwater
Polluted runoff threatens wildlife and drinking water in Northwestern Washington State, but mimicking natural drainage offers hope.
Your ideas for halting biodiversity loss
You can help compile a list of 100 tasks that G20 governments should complete to prove their commitment to tackling the biodiversity crisis.
List of world’s natural heritage spots grows
This year, International Year of Biodiversity, the World Heritage List gains six new sites where flora and fauna flourishes.
Satoumi: the link between humans and the sea
Japan's Seto Inland Sea supports a variety of sea life and people and its integrated management would allow the reaping of benefits well into the future.
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