Wildlife & Biodiversity

Convention on biological diversity

Published: Saturday 29 September 2012

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From the Archives
Plants, Animals and Ecosystems
Olive Ridley sea turtles have been coming to the Gahirmatha coast in Orissa for thousands of years for mass nesting. But for two consecutive years now they have failed to nest here, though they have shown up

Whether it's increasing yields, cutting growth time of plants, increasing their resistance to disease or preserving genetic resources, scientists say tissue culture could be an important answer to farmers' prayers. Unfortunately, the links between the researcher and the entrepreneur are weak India

Medicinal plants
There is arogyapacha. A rare herb with extraordinary medicinal properties. There is the Kani tribe of Kerala. It has preserved the herb and the knowledge about its use. Enter scientists and the state government. They try to sell the herb and share the benefits with the Kanis in the first experiment of its kind in the world. The project flounders

Fish, livestock and poultry
While people worry about patenting of upmarket plant products like neem because of transnational interest, India's unique biodiversity of domesticated animals is disappearing because of lack of attention

Resource from India Environment Portal
CBD & India
Biosafety/GMOs/food security

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