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A Spotlight on the Elusive and Solitary Leopard

by: Assaf Levy, BioDB Every year on May 3rd, the world turns its attention to one of nature’s most exquisite and elusive creatures—the leopard—during International Leopard Day. This special day serves not only to celebrate the stunning beauty and incredible…

Marching for Millennia: Discovering the Tapirs — Earth’s Prehistoric Wanderers

by: Assaf Levy, BioDB April 27th is marked on the calendars of wildlife enthusiasts around the globe for a special reason—it’s World Tapir Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the tapir, one of the most unusual and…

Defending Biodiversity, Strengthening Seed Freedom – Resisting GMOs, Seed and Food Imperialism

Over the last few decades, GMO crops have been imposed in countries all over the world, advertised as a solution to food insecurity and the malnutrition crisis. However, hunger, disease, and malnutrition have increased, while biodiversity has declined and toxins…

Colombia offers to host the most important Biodiversity Summit in the world

As Colombia continues to play a leading role in the COP28 in Dubai, today the country announced its official offer to host in 2024 the sixteenth meeting of the biannual United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP16), the most important event…

Brussels: Great march for climate

On the 3rd of December more than 20.000 climate activists marched in Brussels. Text and Photos by Dimitrios Karyamis The march was organised by the Climate Coalition which is an organisation that brings together a wide range of NGO’S and…

The two-year lobbying campaign to sabotage pesticide-reduction

The corporate lobbying drumbeat kept banging ever louder — and in the end led to a dramatic downfall of one of the key Green Deal initiatives for ecosystems, health and food security. By Nina Holland Last week MEPs of the…

Ecuador’s Citizens Vote to Stop All Oil Drilling in Biodiverse Amazonian National Park

Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is home to one of the most biodiverse concentrations of plant and animal life on Earth. In an historic vote of nearly 60 percent in favor, Ecuadorian citizens chose to stop the development of new oil wells in the park,…

Facing the climate crisis: indigenous wisdom

All the measures and agreements made by the governments of the world, all the international events aimed at alleviating the climate crisis, the promises and signatures in defence of our biodiversity and planetary ecosystems, the famous COPs (Conference of the…

Freedom in Diversity

Now is the time to reject the industrial agriculture model, a model that came from and behaves like war. Industrial agriculture is destroying life on Earth, destroying the role of women in food and farming, and destroying our health and…

Why is the recovery of tropical ecosystems vital in the fight against Climate Change?

Tropical ecosystems: The tropical zone of our planet is located between 15°-25° degrees north and south of the equator. Because of its warm temperatures and rainfall, it offers the best conditions for the development of various tropical ecosystems rich in…

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