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Category archives for: Biodiversity

More Biodiversity Loss Outside of Cities Due to Urban Growth

Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale. Leipzig/Halle/Arlington. In a rapidly urbanizing world, the conversion of natural habitats into urban areas leads to a significant loss of biodiversity in cities. However, these direct effects of urban growth seem to be much smaller than the indirect effects outside of cities, […]

International Vulture Awareness Day: Is government’s initiative enough to save vultures?

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the most endangered species in the world, not just in Bangladesh, is the vulture The balance of wildlife, and biodiversity is being destroyed almost everywhere on earth due to man-made alterations. Although Bangladesh was once rich in biodiversity, it is now almost at the bottom. In […]

WWF: the planet is losing forest biodiversity

While we know that biodiversity is on the decline across much of the planet, relatively little attention has been paid to the loss of forest biodiversity. A new report by the World Wide Fund for Nature titled Below the Canopy is out to remedy this shortcoming. This first-ever global forest biodiversity assessment comes with a shocking discovery: between […]

Forests and wildlife in danger

A major report, “Below the Canopy”, jointly written by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has brought to the fore some startling findings. The study found that the population of wildlife in the world’s forests has declined by more than half in just over four decades. Read More:

Relocation of tanneries imperil workers

Unemployment runs high after the relocation led to factory owners laying off thousands of workers The relocation of Dhaka’s tannery industry from Hazaribagh may have served to bring it up to standards, but has yet to provide for the tens of thousands of workers involved in the industry. Unemployment runs high after the relocation led […]

Arial Beel: Home of Abundant Natural Resources

Arial Beel (Wetland) – a large water body of 136 square kilometers, situated south of Dhaka in between Padma and Dhaleshwari river. The beel's features change from season to season. Specially, during the winter time, it's diversity reaches a unique level. A few days back, I have been there. On my way, I stopped at […]

Beyond Polar Bears: Biodiversity Loss Threatens Life in the Arctic

In late April, the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met in Paris, France. The goal for the 132 member governments and contributing institutions was to summarise the magnitude of ecological destruction on the planet and map the way forward. Their Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that only four of […]

Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change

A colleague recently described how fish would swim into her clothing when she was a child bathing in the ocean off the coast of Vietnam, but today the fish are gone and her children find the story far-fetched. Another recalled his experiences just last year in Cape Town – one of the world’s most attractive […]

Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity

 The more plant species live in grasslands and forests, the more insect species find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species does not only increase the number of insect species, but also the number of insect individuals. Simultaneously, animal diversity is not only determined by plant diversity, but also by the physical […]

Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity

The more plant species that grow in grasslands and forests, the more insect species that find a habitat there. However, the presence of more plant species not only increases the number of insect species, but also the number of insect individuals. Simultaneously, animal diversity is not only determined by plant diversity, but also by the […]

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