We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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This article/interview by Jeremy Hance appeared in Mongabay.com. Finding true ecotourism companies isn’t easy. While the tourism industry worldwide has latched onto the term ‘ecotourism,’ in many cases it’s more propaganda than reality. Especially in heavily-touristed areas—like the Caribbean Islands—it’s difficult to find efforts that are actually low impact, sustainable as possible, and educational. However, […]

via The hidden Caribbean: sustainable tourism arrives in the Dominican Republic — Repeating Islands

After scientific studies revealed that conch stocks in Jamaica are in a degraded state, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has prohibited queen conch fishing for one year. Other resources such as snapper, grouper, and parrot fish are also in danger due to illegal fishing and environmental factors. Minister of Industry, Commerce, […]

via Jamaica: Conch fishing banned until January 2020 — Repeating Islands

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Budget Proposes $8.6 Billion to Build Ecologically Devastating Border Wall WASHINGTON— The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal contains an unprecedented $2 billion (14 percent) cut for the Department of the Interior and a $2.8 billion (31 percent) cut for the Environmental Protection Agency, while adding $8.6 billion for border-wall […]

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