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India pitches for WTO talks on checking theft of traditional knowledge 30.5.2018 General News
India today pitched for reviving negotiations at World Trade Organization on issues related to prevention of theft of traditional knowledge such as Ayurveda and naturopathy. It is organising an international conference on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) - Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) linkage in Geneva on June 7 and 8, to re-energise talks on the subject, Joint Secretary in the Department of Commerce Sudhanshu Pandey told reporters here. The conference, he said, will witness participation from various countries such as Brazil, China, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines and New Zealand. Traditional knowledge, a kind of intellectual property, is something which is passed on from generation to generation within a community. It often forms part of a people's cultural and spiritual identity. In India it includes areas like Ayurveda, Yoga and naturopathy. Pandey said this is an important issue and the WTO members should deliberate upon this ...
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International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage 7-8 June 2018 in Geneva 30.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has taken the lead in seeking to revive WTO discussions on issues related to preventing theft of traditional knowledge. Government of India, along with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and the South Centre (an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva), are organising an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva on 7-8 June 2018.
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UAE marks International Day for Biological Diversity 22.5.2018 General News
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day on Tuesday.
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Int'l Day for Biodiversity celebrated across country 22.5.2018 General News
Cautioning that protecting the environment was of "utmost importance", Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan today said the only inheritance the children sought was a clean environment. He was speaking at the national-level celebrations of the International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 at the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University auditorium in Hyderabad. The IBD 2018 was celebrated all over the country today under the theme of "Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity". The celebrations were organised to mark the 25th year of the Convention on Biological Diversity coming into force. An official statement said Narasimhan highlighted that India had been conserving its rich biodiversity for ages. "We worship trees, animals and rivers, because we want to protect them. The celebration today reminds us to go back to our roots to conserve the nature in our traditional ways. For us in India, it is not the 25th year of conservation, as we ...
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International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country; National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country today. The celebration of the IDB under the theme - “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.
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International Biodiversity Day 2018: tracking new species discovered in India 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
From the Bhupathi frog to the Kalam plant, here is a list of new species discovered in India during 2017-18.
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25 years of conserving biodiversity in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Comment) 22.5.2018 General News
This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth's biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.
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Hyderabad to host silver jubilee of Biodiversity Day 22.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Chosen by the Central Government as venue
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Third of world's protected areas under threat from human activity 20.5.2018 General News
One-third of the world's protected areas - created to stem the loss of biodiversity - is under intense human pressure from processes including road building, grazing, and urbanisation, a study has found. The results suggest these areas are not as well guarded as once thought, a reality check for nations striving to meet commitments on biodiversity loss under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), by creating protected lands. The last global assessment of the impacts of human activity within protected areas was in 1992, a time since which the global extent of protected areas has roughly doubled in size. However, the assessment in 1992 did not account for the presence of roads and navigable waterways, among other manmade elements. In a new study by researchers from University of Queensland in Australia sought to more thoroughly assess the current state of protected areas. They analysed a global map that combines data on built environments, intensive agriculture, pasture lands, ...
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Protected lands under urbanisation pressure 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
They may be legally protected on paper, but one-third of the world’s protected areas are under intense pressure from human actitivies such as road con
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“Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030 A Critical Need”:  Dr. Harsh Vardhan 24.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of land as a resource and the need to protect and harness its resources in a manner that does not adversely affect its health, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has underlined the critical need to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030.
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Palestine Has Been Ignored by US-Based Global Green Fund Since 2016 2.3.2018 The Wire

Letters and emails show the Global Environment Facility stonewalled while US pressure built on international bodies that recognise Palestine.

The post Palestine Has Been Ignored by US-Based Global Green Fund Since 2016 appeared first on The Wire.

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One day workshop 4.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
One day workshop
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Registration of livestock/poultry breeds rises to 169: Govt 10.1.2018 General News
The registration of indigenous livestock and poultry breeds has increased to 169 so far, but more work needs to be done as 54 per cent of the country's livestock population remains unidentified even today, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said. Out of the 169 registered breeds, 41 are of cattle, 13 of buffalo, 42 of sheep, 28 of goat, 7 each of pig and horse, 9 of camel, one breed each of yak and donkey, among livestock. At the beginning of the registration process, 129 breeds were registered. In case of poultry, 18 breeds of chicken and one each of duck and geese have been registered. For the first time, breeds of yak, duck, and geese have also been registered, he said in a statement. "But even today, 54 per cent of the country's livestock population is yet to be identified in the form of breeds," Singh said after giving away the animal breed registration certificates. He said five out of nine newly-registered breeds are from North-Eastern states. "Still, there is
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The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon – Part 2 19.10.2017 Kangla Online
The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon – Part 2
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Metro to chug into Kochi’s business hub 1.10.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate service on Aluva-MG Road stretch tomorrow
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Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ across the Country 20.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country.
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TransDisciplinary University Brings Together the Best Minds to Deliberate over the Promise and Problems of Synthetic Biology 22.7.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bengaluru, July 21: Scientists across the globe are discovering novel ways to alter DNA so as to genetically engineer new forms of life.
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Yili reelected as the Asian dairy champion to boost the world healthiness 17.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
BEIJING, July 16, 2017 : On July 11, Rabobank released the latest Global Dairy Rankings. Yili Group defended its position as No. 1 dairy enterprise in Asia, and was ranked in the top eight globally, holding tis place in the World Top 10 for the fourth consecutive time.
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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
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