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A global push for biodiversity

Oct 23, 2012 05:55 PM In the just concluded UN Convention on Biological Diversity at Hyderabad, there was universal agreement on the need to increase funding for global efforts to conserve biodiversity.
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Biodiversity exhibition train for COP 11 receives over 1 mn visitors

Oct 22, 2012 03:53 PM Science Express: Biodiversity Special, a mobile biodiversity exhibition train, is on a mission to create massive awareness on biodiversity in India. Showcased as the brand ambassador for biodiversity by the Minister of Environment & Forests Jayanthi Natarajan; the train shares the policies, law and various initiatives aimed at conservation of country’s rich bio-cultural heritage.

Scientists harness nature to fight hunger, poverty

Oct 19, 2012 02:05 PM Scientists at ICRISAT have developed resistant varieties of food crops by incorporating traits of traditional varieties.
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UN agreement urges caution over geoengineering tests

Oct 19, 2012 01:01 PM Guidelines on the deployment of geoengineering have been agreed at the UN biodiversity summit in Hyderabad following intense negotiations.
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Difficulties on resource mobilisation at COP11

Oct 18, 2012 05:10 PM India's Environment and Forest Minister is hopeful that a decision on resource mobilization will come up before the end of COP11.
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Now, India has a National Microbe!

Oct 18, 2012 02:00 PM Side events at Hyderabad included naming a national microbe and releasing an outcome document on education.
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Rana Dagubatti pledges support for tiger conservation

Oct 18, 2012 12:10 PM Indian Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan joined award-winning film star Rana Dagubatti in a show of support for planet’s few remaining tigers, highlighting the vital role forest guards play in India and around the world protecting this endangered species.

Indian PM’s remarks at the inauguration of the COP 11

Oct 17, 2012 05:20 PM Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s remarks at the inauguration of the High Level Segment of the 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad.
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Swiss environment minister to visit India

Oct 17, 2012 02:25 PM Swiss Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard is visiting India to participate in the UN Conference on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad.
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India announces $50 mn for biodiversity conservation

Oct 17, 2012 10:15 AM Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has announced USD 50 million grant for conservation of biological diversity to strengthen the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country as he pledged India's commitment for the global cause.
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Panel urges to factor biodiversity in decision making

Oct 17, 2012 10:00 AM High level panel on global assessment of resources for biodiversity, has urged for the stronger policy framework reflecting the value of biodiversity.
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Indian PM to inaugurate UN biodiversity meet in Hyderabad

Oct 16, 2012 12:20 PM PM Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the session at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which began last week, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) during his one-day visit on Tuesday.
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REDD + architecture to help reduce carbon emissions

Oct 15, 2012 09:00 AM Emerging architecture for reducing emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) is also understood to contribute towards community development.
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Biodiversity and poverty are tightly linked: scientist

Oct 08, 2012 02:30 PM Emphasising on the link between biodiversity and poverty, researcher, Dilys Roe, said natural resources could be ‘effectively' used for poverty reduction strategies in a sustainable way.
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Nations gear up for meet to mull over saving the planet's biodiversity

Sep 07, 2012 06:40 PM Preparations are in full swing for the COP 11 meeting scheduled to take place in India in October. With the motto of “Nature protects, if she is protected” the conference hopes to bring some answers to the table regarding the burning issue of climate change.
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India to promote biodiversity agenda at international level

Sep 07, 2012 06:38 PM The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India is organising the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity from 1-19 October, 2012 in Hyderabad.
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