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Four Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as milu deer, on a wetland near the Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserve in Jiangsu Province, China. He Jinghua/VCG via Getty Images

Is China ready to lead on protecting nature? At the upcoming UN biodiversity conference, it will preside and set the tone

China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
Studying the impacts of climate and landscape stressors on freshwater biodiversity can only help find more strategic solutions when conducted in the messy, yet realistic, outdoor environment. (Shutterstock)

The use of natural outdoor laboratories can reduce threats to freshwater biodiversity

Governments, industrial and development companies and scientists need to take a leading role in finding strategic solutions to the cumulative threats impacting our freshwater ecosystems.
Scientists have used author Henry David Thoreau’s notes to inform studies of climate change in eastern Massachusetts. Tom Stohlman/Flickr

By fact-checking Thoreau’s observations at Walden Pond, we showed how old diaries and specimens can inform modern research

Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
A male tuatara moves across the forest floor. Sarah K. Lamar

Tuatara are returning to the mainland – but feeding the hungry reptiles could be more difficult than expected

Mainland resettlement programmes for tuatara have hit an unexpected snag – the lizard’s voracious appetite for seabirds.

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