The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) disseminates conservation agriculture practices to increase world food production, especially in small rural establishments. These practices are fundamental because of support the biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES). Using all Brazilian municipalities, we investigated the relationship between rural establishments area and conservationist agricultural practices and the relationship between these areas and conservation and environmental recovery practices did by farm owners. Considering that smaller establishments have their products more easily and affected by ES, we tested the hypothesis that these establishments use most often conservationist rural and biodiversity conservation practices. [Read more…] about Small rural establishments in Brazil: Allied in recovery and environmental conservation practices
There are a number of recently accomplished and currently ongoing studies from the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal, India. Read more about each of the studies in chronological order:
1. Review of existing ecosystem accounting initiatives and literature in India: Biophysical assessments, economic value of ecosystem services, and overview of available data sources [Read more…] about Activities at the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan issued the first field guide on the hard corals of the Gulf of Aqaba
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was founded in 1993 by a group of concerned Jordanian ecological divers, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali, one of the first female divers in Jordan. In 1995, the initiative became the first specialized Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment in Jordan. Jordan’s 27 km coastline at the Gulf of Aqaba is the country’s only sea-outlet, a very attractive tourist destination at the Red Sea, and home to one of the best snorkeling and diving coastlines in the world. Yet, the fragile underwater ecosystems are permanently threatened by economic activities, environmental pollution, and climate change.
Recently, JREDS has released the first field guide on Jordan’s hard corals, which provides a comprehensive review and details on numerous hard coral species at the Gulf of Aqaba. [Read more…] about The Hard Corals of Jordan – A Field Guide, 2019
SRINAGAR, Jul 4: The South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE), a Kashmir based organization which focuses on environmental policy in South Asia, today concluded its drive of identifying and promoting the young environmental ambassadors. The underlying goal has been to bring focus and steer on campaigns to combat global warming and securing water conservation and sustainability in the politically volatile and ecologically fragile Kashmir region.
The youngest hiker in the drive was three-year-old Aizel from the business town of Sopore. She accompanied her father, Shafkat Masoodi, a veteran hiker. This baby hiker remained the main attraction of this week-long eco-campaign that concluded today on 4th of July 2019. [Read more…] about Week long eco-campaign in Kashmir identifies young environmental ambassadors
Jordan is a Party to the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), having signed the Convention in 1992, and ratified it on 12 November 1993. As Party to the Convention, Jordan is required to implement the CBD’s articles as well as the relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP). During COP10, which took place in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, Parties adopted the mission, goals and objectives of the CBD Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) for the period 2011- 2020. The mission of CHM for the period 2011-2020 is to contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and [Read more…] about Launching of the Jordan Clearing House Mechanism of Biodiversity (“JO-CHM”)