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biodiversity

the variety of plant and animal life in a particular area. Environmentalists have expressed concern about the extent to which ECONOMIC GROWTH, in particular modern methods of farming, forestry and manufacturing, has reduced biodiversity, with some plant and animal species becoming rare or extinct. See POLLUTION.
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The project is funded by Scottish Natural heritage and the Stirling Community fund.
a,>img" data-cycle-youtube="true" data-cycle-youtube-autostart="false"> previous next "Part of our mission is to help protect Oman's natural heritage by influencing and promoting environmental sustainable behaviour not only through conservation, but through education and awareness," said Jawaher Al Ghafri, Education Coordinator at ESO.
The IUCN helps monitor more than 200 natural Heritage Sites listed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Before the revolution, Syria's natural heritage was managed in a simplistic and shortsighted way.
Unesco's Programme for Heritage Emergency Preparedness and Response aims to enhance its ability to assist member-states in reducing the risks to their cultural and natural heritage and ensure a timely and effective response in emergency situations to ensure their safeguarding.
A statement here on Saturday said that the travelers using Daewoo's express bus service will now be able to watch high-definition footage of Pakistan's natural heritage as they traverse the country.
Completing the list for the natural heritage sites are Coron Island Natural Biotic Area (Palawan); El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (Palawan); Mount Iglit-Baco National Park (Mindoro); Mount Malindang Range Natural Park (Northwestern Mindanao); Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (Palawan); Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park and Outlying Areas (Isabela, Aurora); and Mount Pulag National Park (Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya).
Jennifer Stewart, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Wales said: "We support a wide range of heritage projects and are keen to support applications from the natural heritage sector.
Pete Rawcliffe of Scottish Natural Heritage said: "It's great more people are getting out and about taking advantage of Scotland's natural heath service."
After Scottish Natural Heritage gave the green light for the cull and meat sale to continue this year, he plans to add smoked goose to last season's offering of burgers, sausages and breasts.
The minister said,"This is evident that the international community recognises the natural heritage of Okavango Delta."
London, Mar 4 (ONA) The National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation (NFRCEC) of the Diwan of Royal Court in collaboration with Earth Monitoring Organisation, the Omani Program for Monitoring Earth today organized at the theatre of the Royal Geographic Society in London the Natural Heritage of the Sultanate of Oman Symposium under the theme ' Field Sciences in Oman : Past- Present and Future under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al- Busaidi, Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry.
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