Working landscapes, including farms, forest and rangelands, will be key to meeting conservation goals.
New approaches are required for Canada to meet its current conservation goals.
Cheetahs in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
A J Plumptre
One-fifth of Earth's land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
To get a grip on the biodiversity crisis, we'll need to understand how wildlife is threatened in our own backyard.
Giant old trees in the rainforest at Campement de Kloto, Missahoe, Agomé in Togo, West Africa.
A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change.
All the ways plants, animals, insects and the bacteria around us can be beneficial to human health.
Brookesia tedi, described in 2019, is one of the smallest chameleons, and indeed one of the smallest amniote vertebrates, on earth.
Mark D. Scherz
Madagascar stands out as an exceptionally interesting place in which to study the evolution of "mini" creatures. And we are only just starting to scratch the surface of this.
An insect-friendly wildflower swath at California State University, Fullerton’s arboretum.
Looking for a new gardening challenge? Turning your yard into an insect-friendly oasis could mean less work and more nature to enjoy.
A hornfaced bee on a catkin.
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A diverse pollinator community is a reliable one.
Up-close encounter in the Central African Republic with a black bee-eater,
An ecologist describes her field research and work on the impact of human activity on birds and their pathogens, which has taken her from Alaska to the Gulf of Guinea.
The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), lives in scattered populations across distant mountain ranges in Ethiopia, and its remarkable resilience suggests recovery is possible if threats like habitat loss and degradation can be kept at bay.
Reports of global biodiversity doom hide a more complex and encouraging picture. Conservation efforts can be targeted with more nuance species population data.
By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, we are taking huge risks with our future.
A sea cucumber living on the Great Barrier Reef inter-reef seafloor.
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We are only just beginning to understand the importance of this deep and hidden area of the inter-reef that supports a rich diversity of marine life.
Creeping avens – a plant native to mountains in Central Asia and Europe.
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Glaciers support a unique community of plants, many of which are found nowhere else.
There are more viruses in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way – and they're fundamental to Earth's biodiversity.
Food farmed in tropical and Mediterranean climates comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere.
Multiple queens ensure colonies have a steady output of workers.
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
Mangroves, like these in Madagascar, provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion.
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Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Grasslands can store carbon reliably under increasingly hot and dry climates.
Large areas targeted for forest restoration in Africa are covered by savanna and grassland, which provide important ecosystem services that would be lost should they be converted to forests.
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The Australian landscape’s need for fire isn't straightforward, and a fire of this magnitude will alter the island's ecological balance.