“We cannot be complacent about the world’s carbon stocks. With the over-reliance on land and forests for carbon removal, it is possible that decades worth of carbon stock can be wiped out in a matter of days or a few months. This is a particularly serious concern considering the likelihood of wildfires and extreme heat becoming more frequent and intense in coming years and decades apart from floods, landslides, pests and diseases. Our existing carbon stocks are already under threat, as will any new carbon stocks we are yet to create through tree plantations. Retaining and protecting individual large old trees whereever they exist will be important,”
After contracting COVID-19, a scientist in India delved into data on what mammal species pose the greatest risk for future pandemics.
Tree-planting drives often ignore the fact that the restoration of grasslands, deserts, savanna, or rainforests means planting the right species in the right places
The belief that a rising tide will lift all boats, says a fisherman-conservationist, who is part of a community setting up fish sanctuaries in Vembanad Lake
The social change initiative – Tech4Good Community, incubated by The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, has built a unique platform OTTER that allows NGOs to access tools and mentorship for top tech firms.
A mosaic of restored grasslands and patches of Prosopis juliflora may be key to sustainability, Until other pieces of the puzzle are figured out
The CDC says the ban is necessary to reduce the risk of rabies following a spate of falsified rabies vaccination certificates. But the move is a problem for charities across India like Kannan Animal Welfare (KAW), which often helps find overseas homes for India's stray dogs -- including Pihu.
To achieve India's goal on reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity, it plans to create carbon sinks of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents by increasing its forest and tree cover to 33% of its land area.
Grasslands, scrub, and desert ecosystems make up 10% of the country’s total land area — or 319,674 sq km — but less than 5% of this habitat is under protection, a new study shows