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Biodiversity: Connexipedia Article
The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth.
Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
Lundgren, Jonathan; Fausti, Scott
Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more fr...
The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Se...
Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agric...
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Global Imperative: Harmonizing Culture and Nature
The Great Seed Piracy
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also in...
Only protect: A photographic celebration of our endangered earth: New Internationalist May 2005 - #378
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A visual look at the world's Ecosystems and a discussion of the scale and urgency of the environmental crisis.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
Gelder, Sarah Van
Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Singer, Peter; Mason, Jim
The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Bees for Development
An information service working at the centre of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries. Beekeeping is an effective way for poor people to...
Friends of the Earth International
We are the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters aroun...
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...
To promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the conservation of the environment so that the integrity of natural systems is maintained.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
NCC is a non-profit, non-advocacy group that takes a business-like approach to land conservation and the preservation of biological diversity. Its plan of action involves collaboration with any group ...
A non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs a...
Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...
David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focussing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishin...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.
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The fruits of protest
Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank
The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.
Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsi...
The Monkey's Voyage
How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
de Queiroz, Alan
In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes a radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being, arguing that different species were not simply constrained by continenta...
Wildlife haven in the Korean DMZ under threat
Agricultural development is encroaching on the biodiversity of the demilitarised zone, destroying habitat and plant life.
World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...
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