DIVERSEEDS - a European scientific project of the IDC and supported by the European Commission's 6th framework programme on "Networking on conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and Asia" has just released the diverseeds documentary film! The 50 mins documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and South East Asia/ China. In agriculture, the widespread adoption of a few improved varieties has narrowed the genetic base of important food crops and led to the disappearance of hundreds of landraces. Conserving and using plant genetic diversity is vital in meeting the world’s future development needs in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. This documentary shows why biodiversity is import
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (a joint venture between the University of Delhi and the Delhi Development Authority) invites all to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity at the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Jharoda Majra (Near Wazirabad Village), 5 Km up-North of Delhi University (North Campus) Date: 22nd May, 2009 Time: 0930 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park (Click to find clickable road map) Dr. S. Natesh from the Department of Bio-Technology, Govt. of India is the guest speaker for the day. The theme for the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) this year is invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet. For more information, and to confirm your p...
The Indian Wildlife Club, in an attempt to spread the message of conservation & environment education organises an online chat session every month - moderated by a chosen personality from a chosen field. The chat room opens for one hour on the 18th of every month between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST). Click here to read transripts of earlier chat sessions. This month's topic for chat is "Endangered Animals of Sikkim" and will be moderated by Usha Ganguli-Lachungpa, Sr. Research Officer (WL) Dept. of Forest, Environemnt & WildLife Management, Government of Sikkim. Click here to read more. Participation requires registration which is free for ordinary members.
For all the Delhiites who havn't really seen any real 'wildlife' in the city, you've got to check this out. Dr. Surya Prakash of JNU spotted a COMMON PALM CIVET (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus Schreber 1778 ) near JNU's SBI ATM! He was also able to capture the animal on camera as under: The Common Palm Civet is a rare animal which is listed in Schedule II part II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. It is a nocturnal and omnivorous animal that prefers to feed on fruits. Dr. Surya Prakash can be contacted at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org