The conservation of biodiversity represents a crucial challenge for the future.Protecting our Natural Capital ie Biodiversity is
a contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to halt
the dramatic loss of ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. The
steady growth in importance of WBC has made it our mission to maintain
or even increase the excellence of this congress. To achieve this goal
the Committee will prepare a series of Keynote lectures, symposia,
Workshops and meet-the-expert sessions on parallel tracks covering the
entire field of Biodiversity. The scheduled congress is organized by Global Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore, India in association with the Institute for Nature Conservation Of Serbia.
The III World Biodiversity Congress, October 26-29, 2015, is taking place in Mecavnik- Mokra Gora, Serbia. The theme for the Congress is “Integrated Conservation Strategies for Threatened Biodiversity and Geodiversity for Global Sustenance”, as encapsulated by the vision and mission of GSRF. It will provide
a scientific platform for scientists, natural resource managers, and
environmental consultants to planners, environmental advocates, and
corporate and public policy makers across
the globe at a gathering that offers us the opportunity to step beyond
our regular networks and meet colleagues from around the world to
exchange knowledge, discuss issues, share innovations, and network and
tackle urgent and emerging international conservation needs through
science and collaboration.
Nature holds many secrets, and the physics of form is one of these many wonders. Spirals are found throughout nature- from the greatest galaxies to the tiniest snail shell. Here are some spirals I have observed.
News from the Intergovernmental Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) An e-conference (to be
held from 7 to 25 September 2015) for the review and further development
of the initial scoping for:
(a) the thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control and
(b) the thematic assessment of
sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening
capacities and tools (Deliverables 3bii and 3biii of the 2014-2018 work
programme of the IPBES).
The researchers of Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang, northern Bhutan had discovered five new species of common birdwing which were cartero cephalus, Trioides Helena, Polygonia agnicula, Aglais urtice and pieris erutae. August 11 http://www.kuenselonline.com/five-potential-butterfly-subspecies-found/
The locals of Tashihang village, Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomuus Region, southern China have benefitted by the nearby forests. The area is dubbed the "Switzerland of the Orient" by Chinese netizens because of its abundance of trees. August 17 http://eng.tibet.cn/2012sy/xw/201508/t20150817_3846751.html India-Himalaya China Himalaya
Two leopard (Panthera pardus) cubs have been found by a local while cleaning the boundary of Gymed monastery, Rabgyaling, Tibet, southern China. They were handed to local forest department authorities for rehabilitation. August 11 http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=36346&article=Two+leopard+cubs+found+in+Hunsur+Rabgyaling+Tibetan+settlement
The aquatic life of Bedkot lake Kanchanpur, far western Nepal has been affected due to over-fishing. The endangared aquatic faunas like Tortoise (Testudo graeca), Python snake (Python regius) have been caught in the last few months. August 13 http://gorkhapatraonline.com/news/10258