EU adopts ‘life insurance’ biodiversity plan By AFP | Last Updated: 24th October, 2020, 15:12

The objective will be reached “with all member states participating in this joint effort"

EU adopts ‘life insurance’ biodiversity plan

Baby gorilla hand-reared by zookeepers after mother struggles to look after him Baby gorilla hand-reared by zookeepers after mother struggles to look after him

Kala, the baby's mother, is said to be adjusting well and is in good health


Transparency to be ensured in climate projects: Shahab Uddin Transparency to be ensured in climate projects: Shahab Uddin

Shahab Uddin said about 789 projects have so far been taken with the funding of the BCCTF. The successful implementation of these projects will help enable the country to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change


Scorched jaguar returns home after Brazil fire ordeal Scorched jaguar returns home after Brazil fire ordeal

Named Ousado, which means “daring” or “bold” in Portuguese, the five-year-old jaguar was placed in a crate on the river bank


Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019: global study Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019: global study

These conditions are associated with serious complications and already account for the vast majority of neonatal deaths in both regions


Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic Japan gets deer-friendly bags to stop animals eating plastic

The paper bags are up of recycled milk cartons and rice bran - the same ingredient that is used in the deer-friendly crackers


California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store

The lizards, which can grow to be more than 6 feet (1.83 meters) long, were valued together at $75,000


Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines

The Nazca lines, a Unesco World Heritage site, is home to designs on the ground - known as geoglyphs - created some 2,000 years ago


‘Crazy’ beekeepers determined to make it in tough times ‘Crazy’ beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

Then the coronavirus hit and, for a moment, Cook and Jones panicked


‘Little ball of sunshine’: Video of human holding a tiny duck is all about cuteness Video of human holding a tiny duck is all about cuteness

The video is quite simple, it just shows the little bird sitting atop a human’s palm


Conservation: Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate Bridge of hope for world's rarest primate

And scientists have filmed the ape, a type of gibbon, climbing or swinging across in seconds


Researchers discover fossils of new species in Arizona Researchers discover fossils of new species in Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park outside Holbrook is considered one of the premiere places to study plants and animals from that period, sometimes known as the dawning age of dinosaurs


Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky


Govt took step to protect native tree species: Minister Govt took step to protect native tree species: Minister

The government has taken an initiative to protect native species of plants, said Environment, Forests…


Great Barrier Reef’s corals in steep decline Great Barrier Reef’s corals in steep decline

Larger species, such as branching and table-shaped corals, have been affected hardest — almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the reef


Dolphin found dead in Halda River Dolphin found dead in Halda River

In 2010, the government announced a sanctuary for fish in 40 km areas from Nazirhat to Kalurghat in Chattogram


Put public good above all to cut climate change impacts: UN Put public good above all to cut climate change impacts: UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said all must place the public good above all other considerations to eradicate poverty


Biggest North Pole mission returns from ‘dying Arctic’ Biggest North Pole mission returns from ‘dying Arctic’

The expedition will, of course, produce results on many different levels


Earth ‘squeezed like an orange’: Call for climate action Earth ‘squeezed like an orange’: Call for climate action

The good news is it is now clearly cheaper to save the planet than to ruin it


'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales 'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales

Lack of action over polluted and over-exploited seas means that many will be declared extinct within our lifetimes, the study says


Japanese theme park unveils 'life-size' Godzilla attraction Japanese theme park unveils 'life-size' Godzilla attraction

The beast's colossal size is one of its biggest draws and movie-goers have noted a growth spurt over the years


Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss Arctic odyssey ends, bringing home tales of alarming ice loss

Coronavirus restrictions mean there will be no grand fanfare when the German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship docks


Scientists detect ‘mass death’ of sea life off Russia’s Kamchatka Scientists detect ‘mass death’ of sea life off Russia’s Kamchatka

A team of divers from a state nature reserve found a “mass death” of sea life at a depth of five to 10 metres (16-33 feet), Ivan Usatov of the Kronotsky Reserve said, adding that “95 percent are dead


Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into Australian wild Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into Australian wild

There are still some on the island state of Tasmania but their numbers have dwindled over the past two decades


McDonald's among food firms urging tougher deforestation rules McDonald's among firms urging tougher forest rules

Ministers are planning a new law forbidding big firms to use produce from illegally deforested land


Wildfires in US California burn over 4 mln acres of land Wildfires in US California burn over 4 mln acres of land

The Creek Fire burning in Fresno and Madera counties reached 315,413 acres overnight. Containment rose to 62 percent


Bear hitches a ride on garbage truck in Pennsylvania, later rescued Bear hitches a ride on garbage truck in Pennsylvania, later rescued

Posted on September 30, the post has garnered over 1,700 reactions and more than 700 comments from netizens


World Animal Day 2020: Date, history, and significance World Animal Day 2020: Date, history, and significance

World Animal Day 2020 is observed every year on October 4th to raise awareness about improving the welfare standards of the animals across the globe


After Xi's climate surprise, no biodiversity announcement After Xi's climate surprise, no biodiversity announcement

Major countries including China, Brazil, Australia and Russia have so far not signed on


Fires spike in Brazil’s Amazon, scientists say Fires spike in Brazil’s Amazon, scientists say

Most of the Amazon fires consist of agricultural burning on illegally deforested areas, even though the government banned all burning for four months from July


Woman finds two-headed snake inside home, calls it ‘double trouble’ Woman finds two-headed snake inside home, calls it ‘double trouble’

It shows a snake inside what appears to be a bucket or enclosure of some kind


Sea level: Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years Greenland ice loss worst in 12,000 years

The northern hemisphere’s only ice sheet ultimately holds enough frozen water to raise seas by seven metres


British zoo separates foul-mouthed parrots for swearing in front of visitors British zoo separates foul-mouthed parrots for swearing in front of visitors

They were moved to different areas of the park so they don’t “set each other off"


Zimbabwe: Elephants die from 'bacterial disease' Zimbabwe: Elephants die from 'bacterial disease'

The elephants were found lying on their stomachs, which experts say suggests they died suddenly


Brazil court blocks move to repeal mangrove protections Brazil court blocks move to repeal mangrove protections

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Environmental Council (Conama), which is presided over by Environment Minister Ricardo Salles


Warming oceans more ‘stable’ and that’s bad, scientists warn Warming oceans more ‘stable’ and that’s bad, scientists warn

These include potentially driving more “intense, destructive hurricanes” as ocean surfaces warm


Python, unable to move after eating large prey, rescued in India's Uttar Pradesh Python, unable to move after eating large prey

As per it, the python had consumed a large prey due to which it was unable to move and locals have also been advised not to panic due to its presence


Man peels plastic off of mirror, oddly satisfying video amuses people Man peels plastic off of mirror, oddly satisfying video amuses people

The people who built this house left the biggest sheet of plastic on the bathroom mirror


Govt working to conserve marine biodiversity: Shahab Govt working to conserve marine biodiversity: Shahab

With a view to conserving biodiversity, work is underway to declare 1,743 sq km adjacent to St Martin's Island as a Marine Protected Area, he said, according to a ministry handout

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