News - Biodiversity

Stephanie Kurose

04/21/2021

If you were in California this winter, you may have noticed something missing: the monarch butterflies.

Two decades ago, more than 1 million would arrive in California every winter, clustering on branches in...

Alexandra Genova

12/30/2020

Seeds need to be brought back into public ownership, rather than belonging to a small group of agrochemical companies, say campaigners, after a year in which seed-swapping and saving has reached new heights of popularity...

11/25/2020

San Miguel de Allende/Irapuato - Ecologists from Guanajuato announced that they will file a protection petition for the revocation of the recently approved "Urban Tree Law" because they do not defend trees, but rather put...

Joint Communiqué of the Observatorio Ciudadano and El Charco del Ingenio

11/21/2020

In response to the lawsuits filed in 2019 by El Observatorio Ciudadano de los Sanmiguelenses AC and El Charco del Ingenio AC before the State Administrative Justice Tribunal, requesting that the integrity of the El Charco...

Dr. Vandana Shiva

10/27/2020

Since the onset of the Neolithic Revolution some 10.000 years ago, farmers and communities have worked to improve yield, taste, nutritional and other qualities of seeds. They have expanded and passed on knowledge about...

Kristina "Kiki" Hubbard and Cathleen McCluskey

09/11/2020

When Brian Campbell and Crystine Goldberg of Uprising Seeds in Bellingham, Washington, opened a letter from German multinational chemical company BASF, they were...

Thalif Deen

04/23/2020

UNITED NATIONS, The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), described as an integral part of its highly-...

Catrin Einhorn

04/09/2020

The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to...

Sonia Shah

02/18/2020

Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.

It could have been a...

Jamison Ervin

03/31/2020

I attended one of three major biodiversity planning meetings this February, originally scheduled for China, but relocated to Rome. The day I arrived, there were three cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in northern Italy....

04/01/2020

El Charco del Ingenio, Botanical Garden and Protected Natural Area of San Miguel de Allende, wishes to express its position regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, which has become, in a few weeks, the total scenario of our...

Vandana Shiva

03/19/2020

We are one Earth Family on one planet, healthy in our diversity and interconnectedness. The planet’s health and our health is non separable. As Dr King reminded us “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,...

Janet Cotter

06/20/2019

On June 11, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to "streamline" GMO regulations in the US. Trump's order also aims to brainwash the US people into accepting GMOs. There is to be no open debate on the topic....

Baher Kamal

05/20/2019

Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least on their World Day! While the (surprisingly) still called homo sapiens continue to destroy Mother Nature, bees and...

05/07/2019

From October 10-13, 2019, the Mexican Network for Our Seeds will host its second encuentro--”Building Bridges Between the Country and the City: In Defense of our Food and Biocultural Diversity.” The...