When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.
As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations.
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive.
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest mammalian extinction event ever recorded.
Empowering indigenous women — who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men — is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the UN agriculture chief has said.
The Indian Navy is preparing to drop its second nuclear-capable submarine into the open seas within the next month close to the first anniversary of India became the first nation outside the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, US, UK, France, China – to commission its first homemade nuclear attack submarine.
Yemeni army forces have unveiled four domestically-designed and -manufactured drones to collect information on the positions and movements of militiamen loyal to resigned president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi as well as Saudi troops, and carry out aerial attacks against them.
On the occasion of 9th National Day of Space Technology, President Rouhani stressed the need for reliance on domestic capabilities, while attaching high importance to development of space science in the country.
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces has unveiled two domestically-designed and -manufactured drones on the final day of major military exercises code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah IV (Mohammad, the Messenger of God IV) in southeastern Iran.
A high-ranking Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic plans to deploy a domestically-designed and -manufactured missile system in the central part of the country to improve its air defense power.