This week’s news focuses on technological innovations from around the globe
CLIMATE TRACKERS is a European campaign to inform citizens about the effects of climate change on biodiversity, and to encourage them to reduce their impact on the climate.
Biodiversity is the sum of every living thing around us. It is us. By letting it die we are killing ourselves. Habitat destruction and invasive alien species are considered undesirable side effects of development. That will no longer do. They are unacceptable side effects and they must stop.
While Kew’s Kirstin Broome was up on the plinth in Trafalgar Square, raising awareness for the work of the Millennium Seed Bank, onlookers were asked what they would save.
Winner of a Whitley Award donated by The Shears Foundation. Prithiviraj Fernando (Sri Lanka), head of the Centre for Conservation and Research, Colombo, is working to safeguard wild Asian elephants by balancing their need to range outside of tight ‘protected zones’ with the needs of paddy farmers whose lives can be devastated by a single crop raid.
In November 2006, IFAW and BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) helped rescue and relocate Orangutans threatened by wildfires in central Borneo, Indonesia.
British dairy farmers are going out of business and the threat of mega-dairies will only increase that. A new report shows there is a solution, radical in its simplicity.
In January 2007, two female rhino calves were moved from the Center for Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in Northeast India. IFAW’s Ian Robinson talks about his interaction with the two rescued rhinos and the importance of their release.
Taiwan’s heritage is deeply entwined with the sea. Reef destruction and overfishing has wreaked havoc on fish stocks and fishermen livelihoods. A network of marine reserves could protect not only the stocks but the wider ecosystem and the turtles of Taiwan as well.
Whitley Award donated by HSBC Private Bank. M. D. ‘Madhu’ Madhusudan (India) is Director of the Nature Conservation Foundation, working to reduce conflict between people and wildlife, including tigers, in the Western Ghats, the world’s most densely populated biodiversity hotspot, by showing farmers how to reduce crop raids, improve their incomes and avoid park encroachment.