International Women’s Day: “Celebrating Women Overcoming Barriers of Discrimination”

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first observance was in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay, and shorter working hours. The 1910 International Woman’s Conference then suggested 8 March to become […]

Valuing Ecosystem Services: Does it matter and how do we go about it?

Ecosystems are communities formed by the interaction between living (plants, animals, microbes) and non-living organisms (air, water, mineral soil). Human beings are part of ecosystems and we benefit from them in many ways. The benefits are known as Ecosystem Services (ES). Learn about why valuing ES is important for conservation and how it is connecting […]

Start them young: Fostering Resilient Mindsets Among Underprivileged Children

Researchers have identified ‘resilience’ to be an important factor in positive youth development. The cultivation of resilience means fostering adolescents’ capacity, flexibility, and coping strategies as they face developmental changes and life stresses in order to “bounce back” from difficult life experiences and achieve positive outcomes. Children from low-income families are more vulnerable as parents […]