Category Archives: Environment

Food security: feeding the world in 2050. Current issue from Philosophical Transactions B

Each issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences.  Our readers will be delighted to know that their current issue is dedicated to:  “Food security: feeding … Continue reading

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The majestic plastic bag

Via the Guardian website: a spoof wildlife documentary narrated by Jeremy Irons on the life of a plastic bag en route to the ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’.   While not strictly a news item on agricultural biodiversity, it is definitely worth sharing  … Continue reading

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Help save Pavlovsk Experimental Station

The important plant and berry collections of the Pavlovsk Experimental Station are in fear of being lost to a housing construction development fund by the Russian State Property. The destruction and loss of this important collection moved a step closer … Continue reading

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Crop wild relatives in protected areas

Guarding the grain – Crop wild relatives in protected areas. Conserving together: the challenges of establishing protected areas for the in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in five mega-diverse countries by Teresa Borelli, Bioversity International Click here to read … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, ecosystems services & livelihoods

The May issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (vol. 2 (1-2))  is entirely dedicated to ‘Biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being’. The editorial overview states:  <quote> Looking back, it is quite clear that biodiversity science has been evolving quickly … Continue reading

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Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines

Originally published in Science Express on 29 April 2010 Science 28 May 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5982, pp. 1164 – 1168 DOI: 10.1126/science.1187512 Reports Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines Stuart H. M. Butchart,* Matt Walpole, Ben Collen [et al.] … Continue reading

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Settimana della Biodiversita’

As part of the celebration for the International Year of Biodiversity, Bioversity International and its partners are hosting the festival “La Settimana della Biodiversità” that will run from the 20-23 May in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The … Continue reading

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