News in: Biodiversity

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A Six Pack NOT to Die For

Some fish and birds may get caught in it, others may choke on it. Our oceans are so full of the stuff that masses of it, equivalent to the size of countries, are found floating around. Plastic waste continues to blight and threaten marine ecosystems, but with its edible six pack rings, this small brewery is having no part in it. Read on

 Kwita Izina (Rwanda's Gorilla Naming Ceremony)

Why Are Rwanda's Gorilla Conservationists Busy Thinking Up Baby Names?

Last month, Rwanda’s Development Board hosted an event called Kwita Izina, a traditional Rwandese naming ceremony for newborns. But there was something very un-traditional about the babies being celebrated. The country was honouring its gorilla population rather than its human one, the result of a success story that has seen numbers of the endangered species rising year on year. Read on

Tom Bech

A Pollination Highway Bee-comes Reality in Oslo

Environmentalists in Oslo, Norway have set up the world's first 'highway' for bees, encouraging businesses, households and schools to plant bee-friendly plants in open spaces to help bees safely navigate through the city and minimise any harmful impacts that urban settings have on bee populations. Read on

 Aamir Choudhry

Soil Matters in the Digital World

A smartphone application SoilWeb, developed by the UC Davis California Soil Resource Lab, is providing people in the field with up-to-date information about soil. Whether you are a farmer, a researcher, an engineer, an ecologist, a gardener or you are simply curious about this ubiquitous yet underrated resource called soil, upon which all human life depends, then this app is for you. Read on

USFS Region 5

Planting a Billion Trees In a Year - Can It Be Done with Drones?

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are multi-functional. From delivering packages to wildlife surveillance, drones have been on the biodiversity frontlines as wildlife conservation tools. In our age of climate change and deforestation, drones now take a bigger step towards reversing the loss of forests and trees. Read on