Category Archives: Hyderabad biodiversity pledge

“If we take action, the right action – as the report [on Biological Diversity] proposes – we can transition to a sustainable planet.” […] Many good things are happening around the world and these should be celebrated and encouraged […] We have to act now. It is not too late. Otherwise, our children and grandchildren will curse us because we will leave behind a polluted, degraded and unhealthy planet.” – Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary, UN Convention on Biological Diversity quoted in “Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN” (BBC News, 15 September 2020)
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54120111

“The region has many mega biodiversity hotspots, key wetlands and shares several hydro-geological features in important topographic regions and ecosystems. South Asia is home to many traditional and indigenous communities dwelling in remote as well as sensitive and fragile ecosystems. These communities have helped in shaping the conservation and management of natural resources of these sensitive and fragile ecosystems. Many of these sustainable practices are still relevant in this changing world.” – Angela Andrade, Chair, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
https://harnessingnatureblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/hn_vol_2_issue_3_red.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=34181

“India has committed US $50 million towards strengthening the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country during its presidency of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). Called the Hyderabad Pledge, the amount was announced by Prime Minister […] The funds will be used to enhance technical and human capabilities at the national and state-level mechanisms to attain the CBD objectives.” – Down To Earth (4 July 2015) 
https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/us-50-million-to-protect-biodiversity-in-india-39358

Video “Biodiversity” | Inherited knowledge and its value for modern healthcare & using resources in a sustainable manner – M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Learn from M S Swaminathan – a world renowned scientist – how biological diversity contributes to public health, people’s livelihood and environmental security in addition to food security: his call on Indian citizens to use and share resources in a more … Continue reading

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“Lessons that can teach us about humanity itself”: Collective and dignified survival celebrated at the Dongria Kondhs’ seed festival – Odisha

There will always be a seed for everyone | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> In the early summer month of April, around the magnificent Niyamgiri range in southern Odisha, the desi mango trees are already … Continue reading

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Nomination of Dr Madegowda (Soliga): Participatory resource monitoring, implementation of the Forest Rights Act and welfare schemes – Karnataka

Learn more about tribal communities, biodiversity and wildlife related issues across Karnataka and the Western Ghats (e.g. search for “Karnataka Adivasi Abhivrudhi Mandali”, “Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve”, “man animal conflict Karnataka”, “Karnataka tribal welfare”, “Valmiki Scheduled Tribes”, “forest based … Continue reading

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“Celebrate biodiversity”: World Environment Day 2020 – Western Ghats

This year was a World Environment Day unlike any other; government leaders, scientists, celebrities and more came together for a virtual celebration and discussion, organized by the Government of Colombia) highlighting the complex environmental issues our planet faces. Looking at the world … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh

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