Africa’s public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas.
One-fifth of Earth’s land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
Researchers have come up with a new framework that assigns an invasive species threat score to World Heritage Sites. This will improve how these species monitored and managed.
The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
New research found nearly half of land-based ecosystems and threatened species in Australia have inadequate protections. Yet most of the budget for national parks will go to infrastructure upgrades.
How communities in Botswana are counting the costs of a trophy hunting ban.
Protecting the continent’s remaining pristine wilderness areas is urgent, but achievable.
Enforcement at protected areas is key way to prevent bushmeat poaching, but it’s also important to recognise the contribution bushmeat makes to livelihoods, incomes and food security.
Our research investigated 900 ‘alien’ species across almost 200,000 protected areas worldwide.
New research identifies areas where species may take refuge as the climate changes and finds they’re largely unprotected.
Declaring conservation areas is meant to preserve nature. Why is this approach still failing?
To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities.
Studies show that West Africa’s critically endangered chimpanzees are finding ways of adapting to their rapidly changing habitat, but they still remain highly at risk.
Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation.
Countries can protect biodiversity and recognize Indigenous peoples as conservation partners.
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa’s lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.
Efforts to conserve nature needs to include communities.
Land is culturally and historically important to people and often this is ignored when addressing land issues.
Governments around the world have vowed to halt the loss of global biodiversity by 2020, but without more investment, we’ll miss some of the targets.