Latest Biodiversity Target Stories

2012-10-16 16:56:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online India pledged $50 million on Tuesday for strengthening institutional mechanisms on biodiversity conservation in the country. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, while speaking at the inauguration of the high level segment of the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, that India will be using the funds to enhance the technical and human capabilities of national and state-level mechanisms to...

2010-01-11 14:05:00

Launched by the United Nations, the International Year of Biodiversity comes with a warning that the continuing loss of species around the world is disturbing the well-being of humankind, according to BBC News. A pledge made by government leaders eight years ago to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by the year 2010 will not be met. One of the main reasons for the failure lies on expansion of cities, farming and the infrastructure of society. Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.