Take your taste buds to Uganda, where local communities are pioneering innovative sustainable diets. Grasshoppers, anyone?
By Massimiliano Lovatelli @wonderingbeyond It is probable that you never had a troop of baboons as neighbours. We all love a good story, so let me tell you a Baboon story, or more specifically the story of my neighbours, the Eburru Cliffs troop. Their story began in 1970 when the GilGil Baboon Project, now the... Continue Reading →
Figure 1. Chital deer standing in mangrove swamps. Source: Wikipedia.com Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, one of the Indian sub-continent’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Historically, emblematic Asian species, such as the Javan rhinoceros and leopards roamed the area, but they became locally extinct primarily due to human... Continue Reading →
On 18 November, the 23rd Conference of Parties (CoP23) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded in Bonn. After the ambitious goals set in Paris in 2015, this year’s conference made the news mainly because of the announced US withdrawal from the Paris agreement. However, two important topics re-surfaced in the negotiations... Continue Reading →