A joint parliamentary committee which examined the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2021 has accepted several amendments made by the Union environment ministry.

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity.

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) has the potential to significantly enhance the resilience of society to climate change and could be a key part of national and global adaptation efforts.

One of the main challenges for conservation today is monitoring and understanding changes in biodiversity. Genetic diversity provides the foundation for biodiversity and is necessary for long-term survival, adaptation, and resilience not only for individuals, but also for populations, species, and entire ecosystems.

Globally, indigenous peoples and local community organisations are receiving less than one percent of all climate funding, while African community conservation organisations are receiving approximately only five to ten percent of private philanthropic funding invested in Africa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sajad Rasool Vs Union Territory of J&K dated 05/07/2022.

Grievance in the application by the applicant (Sajad Rasool) is against a group called ‘Kashmir Off Road’, an associate member of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, who are using heavy motor vehicles, cars on the green pastures of Nagin Valley, Gulmarg, Tosamaidan, Doodhpathri, Drung. It is submitted that movement of these sports cars in the pasture land is disturbing flora, fauna of the area and also causing noise and air pollution.

Final written submission on behalf of Paryavarana Parirakshana Sangham & Others dated 16/02/2022.

The original application has been filed in order to protect the Sompeta wetlands in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh from the imminent destruction due to construction and consequent filling up of the wetlands in violation of the Wetland Rules 2010 and the Wetland Rules of 2017.

Globally, Indigenous Peoples and local communities have long been custodians of biodiversity. Their customary territories are estimated to contain 36% of the world’s remaining intact forest landscapes and 80% of remaining biodiversity.

Protected areas (PAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation that provide co-benefits for achievement of the SDGs, in support of a nature-positive future.

This summary highlights findings of three RRI studies conducted in 2020 as they relate to the DRC.

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