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On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, we must recognize that biodiversity is the ‘toolbox’ that can provide us cures & solutions to crises like Covid-19.
This year's celebration is all the more timely given the Covid-19 pandemic and the major environmental changes needed to heal.
Based on Red List numbers, the expected lifespan of a species living today is only about 5,000 years — this is six times worse than the historical rate.
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.
The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.
Many countries seem to assume that commercial tree plantations or planting trees amidst crops is enough. Yet only natural forests trap ample quantities of CO2.
The amoebae can be predators, but they can also be grazers, or even harbor symbiotic algae that produce their food, making them primary producers.
Zeeshan Mirza, a researcher at the NCBS, has over 35 discoveries to his name but says he’s always had trouble with academics.
A biodiversity hotspot, Western Ghats continue to be done in by the British belief that its grasslands were wastelands.
Decades after independence of many countries in the Global South, conservation still has this (neo-)colonial undertone.
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