The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) dedicated its 774th meeting on 21 May 2018, to an open session on the theme: “The link Between Climate Change and Conflicts in Africa and Ad

Considered as a hotspot for biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin, Lebanon is currently witnessing anarchic urbanization and unprecedented destruction of its natural habitats. Unregulated urbanization is also compounded by the surge in Lebanon’s population due to the unabated influx of Syrian refugees since 2012. This work aims to define Important Plant Areas (IPAs) with exceptional botanical richness. These IPAs should constitute the priority zones for conservation, contributing to the fulfillment of national targets in the framework of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

This statement was made during a meeting between the Minister of the Environment, Paula Francisco, with a delegation of US congressmen, which discussed cooperation strategies to protect endangered

The Old World farming system arose in the semi-arid Mediterranean environments of southwest Asia. Pioneer farmers settling the interior of the Balkans by the early sixth millennium BC were among the first to introduce southwest Asian-style cultivation and herding into areas with increasingly continental temperate conditions. Previous research has shown that the bioarchaeological assemblages from early farming sites in southeast Europe vary in their proportions of plant and animal taxa, but the relationship between taxonomic variation and climate has remained poorly understood.

The list, which is to be published on the World Environment Day (05 June), mentions the specific condition of each species.

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has declared more than 173 hectares of Sirumalai West Forest in Dindigul district as reserved forest in a bid to protect its flora and fauna.

The present study deals with the identification, documentation and exploration of wild edible fruits consumed by different indigenous inhabitants in four districts of Tripura, viz. Khowai (forest of Tablabari, Tulsigarh and Subalsingh), West Tripura (forest of Barmura), Sipahijala and Dhalai (forest of Manu, Ambassa). Wild fruits available in the mentioned area remain one of the major seasonal food intakes and play an important role in well-balanced diet and maintain healthy living of tribal people of Tripura.

The study aimed to document and assess local knowledge on the use of insecticidal and insect repellent plants to manage disease-transmitting, nuisance and crop pests in Raya-Azebo district of Tigray region of Ethiopia. Ethnobotanical data were collected through semi-structured interviews conducted with purposively selected informants. Simple preference ranking exercises were conducted by ten informants to identify the most important insect repellent plants in the district. Samples of reported plants were collected, identified and deposited at the National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University.

CHANDIGARH: Giving a gift of tranquil surroundings to city residents, enclosed in a forest reserve once again, the department of forest, UT Administration is all set to inaugurate 'City Forest ‘als

New leadership for community-based natural resource management in Mozambique
Coal selling in Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique. Photo: Andrea Borgarello/World Bank

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