The sprawling canopy of magnolias, water oaks and pines that earned Atlanta the nickname

Invasive species can displace natives, and thus identifying the traits that make aliens successful is crucial for predicting and preventing biodiversity loss. Pathogens may play an important role in the invasive process, facilitating colonization of their hosts in new continents and islands.

A group of Indian scientists may have found the solution to an issue of global concern: disturbance of eco systems because of the growing maritime traffic across the world.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) had been perennially concerned over the transportation of marine species between different parts of the world because of discharge of ballast water from ocean-going ships.

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The purpose of these guidelines is to update and expand the original guidelines on protected areas legislation published in 1980 and to reflect new developments and emerging issues.

Among all forest types on Earth, the greatest diversity of living organisms is found in the tropical rainforest. Also called tropical wet evergreen forest, this forest type occurs in those parts around the equator with over 2,000 millimetres of annual rainfall distributed over most of the year. Dry periods with less than 60 millimetres rainfall occur only for a few weeks at most.

Biological invasions cause ecological and economic impacts across the globe. However, it is unclear whether there are strong patterns in terms of their major effects, how the vulnerability of different ecosystems varies

CITES parties and national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity – A Draft Guide.

The ‘Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management (ekDRM)’ project aims at capacity development in disaster risk management by advancing environmental knowledge, particularly the use of statistics and space technology including remote sensing & GIS for decision support systems (DSS); spatial planning for Na-tech disasters within the

Far from ravaging threatened ecosystems, non-native species could be powerful allies in the fight to save them.

Far from ravaging threatened ecosystems, non-native species could be powerful allies in the fight to save them.

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