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Second post in the #WildlifeWeek series.

Day 2 – Squeals return to the tall wet #grasslands of #Assam !!!
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Pygmy Hog is the tiniest, rarest and the most #endangered of all wild #pigs globally. In fact, phylogenetic analysis of the pygmy hog revealed that it belongs to a separate genus, Porcula. It is evolutionarily unique and completely different from #boars, #warthogs, and pigs.
Known to once thrive in the lush tall and wet grassland plains of the sub #Himalayas, they were feared to be extinct in the 1960's but were “rediscovered” in the year 1971.
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I bet you haven't read very many studies on restoring Indian #grasslands. Read on for a summary of our recent article in @SERestoration s flagship journal:…
#restoration #dryland #invasive #India #biodiversity #Gujarat #GenerationRestoration #Prosopis 1/n
When we think of restoration, we often think of planting trees. While adding trees might be useful for restoring (some) forests, restoring grasslands often need tree-removal. Encroaching trees on grasslands, like t #invasive Prosopis juliflora in India, are a restortn challng 2/n
Understanding how to best manage encroaching woody plants in biodiverse #tropical grasslands is critical for sustaining biodiversity and people. 3/n
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🚨New in @PNASNews! We demonstrate that aquatic #biodiversity directly benefits humanity via nutritional benefits of #seafood.
I’m thrilled to share this: it's a BIG one for me, it’s the product of > 7 years (!) of developing ideas & collecting data.
@mioconnor and I bridge the gap between #biodiversity science and human nutrition science & demonstrate mechanistic links between aquatic #biodiversity and human nutritional well-being in the context of #AquaticFoods. Photo of seafood at at market in Papua New Guinea,  courtesy
We answer one of the most pressing questions in ecology:

Does biodiversity per se (species richness and ecological functional diversity), distinct from the identities and abundance of species enhance human well-being?

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THREAD on content of what EPP-RE-S&D MEPs have negotiated on the #FutureofCAP and why this surrender to intensive agriculture interests must be stopped
"Maintenance", not protection, of #peatlands means taxpayers will still be paying for drained peatlands, currently 25% of ag GHG emissions Image
They delete the need for farmers to have a tool for more sustainable use of nutrients, as a condition for public support. Agriculture is the biggest source of nitrate pollution in watering the EU, responsible for dead zones and toxic algae Image
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Bending the curve of biodiversity, just published in @nature. What are the 6⃣ actions needed to make it happen? ⬇️
1⃣ - Sustainable increases in crop yields.
2⃣ - Trade increases in agricultural goods with reduced trade barriers.
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When an economist writes on the fudging of Forest survey data, it is an indication of a situation having gone from bad to worse. However, Ajit Ninan also falls into the trap of assessing ‘forests’ as land with tree growth. ⁦@moefcc⁩ ⁦1/n…
What of #grasslands which can #sequester #carbon quite as rapidly and sustaining side ranging biodiversity? What of #coastal #sand #dunes, which apart from protecting us from the fury of cyclones, also provides an amazing diversity of niche spaces for aquatic beings,. @E_S_G 2/n
... whilst supporting #paan #kethis, as in #Orissa? What about deserts, which play an incredible role in drawing the monsoon into India, whilst also being amazing ecosystems? What about fresh water wetlands like #Loktak in #Manipur &Saltwater mixing zones as in #Chilika,.. 3/n
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Today we spent a chilly day out in the uMkhomazi catchment in the south of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a group of stakeholders who are mutually concerned about water security in the catchment #Water #SharedBenefits #SharedRisks
Why this catchment?
1. The Mkhomazi River is the 3rd largest river in KZN, with major infrastructure projects on the horizon #Water #InfrastructureDevelopment
2. It's identified as possible solution to long term water deficits in uMngeni catchment #WaterDemand #InfrastructureDevelopment
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