News headlines for “Biodiversity”, page 2

  1. Trinidad Skilfully Handles COVID-19 but Falls Short with Wildlife

    PORT OF SPAIN, Jul 23 (IPS) - Could indiscriminate hunting lead to an outbreak of another zoonotic disease in Trinidad and Tobago. In this Voices from the Global South podcast our correspondent Jewel Fraser finds out.

  2. How Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek are Using Modern Technology to Validate their Land Rights

    CHEPKITALE, Kenya, Jul 21 (IPS) - The Ogiek community, indigenous peoples from Kenya's Chepkitale National Reserve, are in the process of implementing a modern tool to inform and guide the conservation and management of the natural forest. The community has inhabited this area for many generations, long before Kenya was a republic. Through this process, they hope to get the government to formally recognise their customary tenure in line with the Community Land Act.

  3. Fog Traps Save Chilean Farming Community from Severe Drought

    OVALLE, Chile, Jul 15 (IPS) - "The harvested water has helped us at critical times and the fog nets have also brought us visibility. Today we produce beer here and many tourists come," says Daniel Rojas, president of the Peña Blanca Agricultural Community in Chile.

  4. Can Private Finance Really Serve Humanity?

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jul 14 (IPS) - The recent explosion of private finance has nursed the hopedream or illusion that it can be mobilized for the public good, e.g., to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, associated with Agenda 2030. However, such hopes ignore how changes in financial investing have deeply transformed corporations, national economies and prospects for the world economy and social progress.

  5. Electrification of Transport: A Challenge in a Highly Urbanised Latin America

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 13 (IPS) - Electric transport, still limited in Latin America despite its urban benefits, could expand during the post-pandemic economic recovery, says Adalberto Maluf, president of the Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicles (ABVE).

  6. Toward a More Resilient Europe

    Jul 13 (IPS) - Europe, like the rest of the world, faces an extended crisis. An element of social distancing—mandatory or voluntary—will be with us for as long as this pandemic persists. This, coupled with continued supply chain disruptions and other problems, is prolonging an already difficult situation.

    Based on updated IMF projections released last month, we now expect real GDP in the EU to contract by 9.3 percent in 2020 and then grow by 5.7 percent in 2021, returning to its 2019 level only in 2022.

    If an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID 19 is found, the recovery could be faster—but the opposite would hold true if there are large new waves of infection.

  7. India’s Fisheries: Past, Present, and Future

    NEW DELHI, Jul 13 (IPS) - Fisheries and aquaculture are an important source of food production, nutritional security, employment, and income in India. The fisheries sector is a direct source of livelihoods for more than 20 million fishers and fish farmers; contributes INR 1.75 trillion annually to the gross value added to India's economy; and is a major export earner, with fish being one of the most important agricultural commodities to be exported from India.

  8. COVID-19 & Why We Care

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 10 (IPS) - Among the many compelling points made by Dr. Anthony Fauci in our "Rethinking Health" webinar this week was the absolute essentiality of global collaboration and transparency to contain the pandemic with which we are faced.

  9. Beware the 'Hunger' to Access Indigenous Peoples' Land and Resources for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - When governments and states begin their recovery journey from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there might be a heightened threat to indigenous peoples, their land and resources. 

  10. The Goan Village Women Helping Mitigate Plastic Pollution by Making Eco-friendly Sanitary Pads

    PILGAON/GOA, India, Jun 30 (IPS) - Jayashree Parwar has not traveled much outside of her village of Bicholim in the western coastal Indian state of Goa. But the homemaker-turned-social-entrepreneur has been reaching women in dozens of cities across the country with a hygiene product she makes at home along with women from her community.

    Called Sakhi (friend in Hindi), the plastic-free sanitary pad is Goa's first menstrual hygiene product made with organic materials.

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