Welcome to Ashoka Biodiversity Center!

The purpose of the Ashoka Biodiversity Center is to raise awareness about mass extinction of species which is currently underway and the necessity of Global Biodiversity Mapping, an international global environmental research endeavor to discover, study, catalog, and preserve seeds, tissues, and relevant samples of Life on Earth. This will require international scientific collaboration of the world's foremost scientific institutes, universities, research programs, NGOs, and governmental agencies.

The overarching goal is to identify and maintain lifeforms and beneficial biological resources and their natural habitats, which may provide relief, medicine, and sustenance for humanity in an uncertain future as we are losing the very species that might support immune and food security worldwide in unpredictable emerging climate scenarios.

It is imperative to take stock of which species are surviving changing climates, which are most threatened, and discover, preserve and sustainably maintain newfound sources of natural medicinal compounds, healthy food crops, and renewable energy for the century ahead. Sustainable rainforest harvesting, agroecological methodologies and techniques, and local indigenous livelihoods are key tenants of this project.

Mammals May Be Nearly Half Way Toward

Mass Extinction.
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Toxic chemicals threatening human reproduction and health

Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first global reproductive health organization to take a stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals.

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More Critically Endangered Birds On IUCN Red List Than Ever

ScienceDaily (May 14, 2009) — The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
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