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Promoting fruit tree diversity in Central Asia

Promoting fruit tree diversity in Central Asia | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it

Apple, apricot, almond, cherry, grape, pistachio and walnut are some of the many temperate fruit trees that originated in Central Asia. Find out more in this 2013 Annual Report story.


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Infographic: How Forests Can Better Combat Climate and Carbon Emissions

United States forests offset nearly 13% of our total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions--and they could do even more. This infographic explains how we can get more out of our forests.

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laury 's curator insight, June 6, 2014 10:13 AM

Nice infographic from American Forest Foundation on the role of US forests.

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Community Based Adaptation: Exporting Upscale Pathways from NAPCC- India | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Community Based Adaptation: Exporting Upscale Pathways from NAPCC- India | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it

Community based adaptation – CBA as it is popularly called is just that! What lies at the heart of CBA is reducing the vulnerabilities and improving the adaptive capacities of communities that are likely to be most impacted by climate variability and change.The current body of knowledge gained from the CBA field experiences in the last eight years are so is making the international scientific community and the UNFCCC sit up and take cognizance of this approach in accelerating the climate adaptation efforts.

 


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Who Has the Power to Protect Endangered Species? We All Do ...

Who Has the Power to Protect Endangered Species? We All Do ... | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it
The US Endangered Species Act (ESA) became law about 40 years ago and has always been controversial, especially for its provision that citizens can petition to list any species that is unprotected and also sue the FWS to challenge any ...
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Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India

Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it

A tale of how orchard growers in India used local citrus biodiversity to save the mandarin industry in the Amravati region.


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Disrupting Low-level Political Equilibria

Disrupting Low-level Political Equilibria | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it
Absentee teachers, negligent doctors, high transport costs, missing fertilizers, and elite-captured industrial policy all stand in the way of poor people’s escaping poverty.  While the proximate reason for these obstacles may be a lack of resources...

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Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:17 AM

"The only way ... equilibria will shift is if the incentives facing politicians change.  That will happen only if politicians perceive that there is a shift in public opinion, which could be reflected in future elections or protests in the street. Public opinion may shift if the public is better informed about how much they are gaining and losing from current policies.  So there is a role for knowledge, but it should be knowledge to inform the public—not just the government—about the evidence, so that they can bring pressure to bear on politicians and, possibly, move to a new equilibrium.

 

This shift in approach to knowledge is not innocent."

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Agroforestry balances hill agriculture and PES stewardship | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation

Agroforestry balances hill agriculture and PES stewardship | CLIMATE HIMALAYA-Fostering Knowledge, Innovations and Adaptation | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it

Shalini Dhyani: Well developed agro-forestry systems have been integral to traditional hill agro-ecosystem for the innumerable techno-socio-economic benefits that they provide. Farmers in the rural areas of Indian Himalayan Region have integrated and practiced agro-forestry based agriculture, reaping rich benefits, individually and for the community as well. Therefore, agro-forestry has been a part of peasants’ [...]


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FWS and NOAA Propose Revisions to the Regulations for Impact ...

FWS and NOAA Propose Revisions to the Regulations for Impact ... | Plants Conservation | Scoop.it
Page summary: On June 1, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the draft economic analysis for the critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl under the Endangered Species Act.
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