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In Europe, biodiversity is under threat. But three major trends mean we're still optimistic.
Human conflict can bring isolation to environments, which helps the local ecology thrive. After the war has ended, the return of nature is a poignant memorial and symbol of peace.
Woolly monkeys are hard to miss in Colombia’s jungles. Now, they face extinction.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
England’s largest woodland - Kielder Forest.
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Replanting the world's great forests should be a central demand at COP24.
This little piggy went to Genoa.
Seems humans aren't the only ones moving into cities in ever greater numbers.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
Scientists asked young people to draw what they would like the natural world to look like when they're older. Their imagination could help make conservationists more ambitious.
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A reserve near Amsterdam lost many wild cattle and deer over the tough winter, leading to public protests. Yet this was a failure of Dutch politics rather than rewilding itself.
Trowels and spades are being put to use in the sea.
A meerkat at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. The Zoo has recently announced an expansion that will double its size.
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Zoos' role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
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Keeping such large, intelligent and endangered animals in captivity poses a number of ethical and practical challenges.
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Depends on whether or not we reintroduce 'rewilded' animals such as bison or wolves.
Feral cat with galah, mounted specimen.
Australia wants to kill off two million feral cats and momentum for similar plans is growing in the US. Is there a good case for killing or neutering outdoor cats to protect biodiversity?
Wildlife corridors: four proposals to ‘rewild’ portions of North America.
Proposals to set aside vast tracts of land for wildlife raise ethical questions, challenging the human-centric view of the value of life.
Bison are roaming free in Germany – so why not Scotland?
Restoring natural ecosystems doesn't have to mean looking back to the past.
You couldn’t just plop dinosaurs anywhere and expect them to survive.
A "Pleistocene Park" might be a more realistic scenario.
Coming to a forest near you?
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There's more to reintroducing wildlife than just releasing a few lynx.
Longing to return to its espinal home.
Poco a poco
Rewilding is considered one of the crazier ideas in contemporary conservation. The idea of resurrecting woolly mammoths and setting them loose in Siberia and the American Great Plains or lions roaming…
What? It’s just a flesh wound.
We are losing our large carnivores. In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, bears, dingoes, wolves, and otters is changing landscapes, from the tropics to the Arctic…