This atlas is part of the National Wetland Inventory and Assessment (NWIA) project towards the wetlands of International Importance under Ramsar Convention. These comprise sites constituting representative, rare or unique types and or sites of international importance for conserving biological diversity.

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The SC must reject the biased interim report of the committee on GE crops

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India played a leadership role in getting developed countries to double funding for the conservation of biodiversity.

Summing up the outcome of the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on Biodiversity held in Hyderabad recently, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Monday that India had succeeded in getting developed countries to pledge $8 billion by 2020 to developing nations to help conserve biodiversity.

Developed countries agreed to double funding to support efforts in developing states towards meeting the internationally-agreed biodiversity targets, and the main goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (SPB) 2011-2020.

Developing countries also have agreed to increase funding in support of actions to halt the rate of loss of biodiversity at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended here on Saturday, CBD secretariat stated in a press release.

Developed countries have agreed to double the funding to support efforts in developing States towards meeting the internationally agreed biodiversity targets, including the goals of the Strategic P

Indian Minister for Forest and Environment and new president of Conference of Parties on Convention of Biodiversity Jayanthi Natarajan has said that the high level segment discussions recognized th

Logjam over funding pushes talks beyond closing time at biodiversity summit

The Convention on Biological Diversity summit ran into overtime on Friday night, as nations struggled to find a way out of the logjam on funding talks, negotiating far beyond their scheduled closing time. While countries have set ambitious goals — called the Aichi Targets — to protect the world's plants, animals and natural habitats by 2020, they could not agree on how to raise the money needed to reach these goals until this article went to press.

At a time when biodiversity is falling victim to rapid urbanisation, the India Biodiversity Awards, announced on Wednesday, tried to reverse the trend by recognizing the novel idea of community-bas