Fire cut a devastating swath through Australia in 2019-20, leaving a heavy toll of death and destruction in its wake.
Philanthropy in the form of financial donations is not a solution to the natural disasters caused by climate change. A new philanthropy of social change is needed.
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Each B&B is a green sanctuary for pollinators, containing pollinating plants and shelters like beehives and nesting boxes.
Costa’s Hummingbirds are frequent visitors at feeders in Arizona and southern California.
Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.
The hope is that the biodiversity targets translate directly into what individual countries, cities, companies and even families can adopt as tangible actions.
The teddybear bee is a native Australian species.
In NSW, honeybees are listed as a key threatening process to biodiversity.
On the move.
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Coming to a river catchment near you: a rodent crack team ready to reduce flooding and boost biodiversity.
A ruddy darter dragonfly perches on a stalk in Coleshill Park, Wiltshire, UK.
While many surveys show the numbers of wildlife falling, there is good news for some species – including pondskaters and various mosses and lichen.
Indigenous young people take part in the first Hornbill Festival organized by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), 16 September 2018.
The world’s millions of indigenous people play a critical role in conserving biodiversity.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
Environmentalists protest HS2.
The new railway might destroy some wildlife habitats but what if it helps tackle climate change?
There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project in WA's Mid West could help provide the answers.
Without a radical change of course on climate change, Australians will struggle to survive on this continent, let alone thrive.
For decades Australian scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate. After this season's fires, perhaps it's time to listen.
Three North American little brown bats with signs of white-nose syndrome, which is virtually certain to hit Australian bats without further action.
It's been a deadly summer for Australia's wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats -- which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species -- from a silent overseas killer.
At least 250 threatened species have had their habitat hit by fires.
Approximately 70 nationally threatened species have had at least 50% of their range burnt, while nearly 160 threatened species have had more than 20% burnt.
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The ecological costs of huge, repetitive, high-severity wildfires on ecosystems could be colossal.
A common guillemot colony on the Farallon Islands, California.
As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.
Konik ponies graze in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire. The UK National Trust used TESSA to calculate that each hectare of the fen was worth US$200 more per year as wetland than as farmland.
The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) allows NGOs to quantify the economic advantages of maintaining ecosystems, helping preserve biodiversity by putting a value on it.
Invertebrates out greatly outnumber mammals everywhere, including in bushfire zones.
Once you include insects, snails, worms and other small creatures, it's clear the fires could cause one of the biggest extinction events of the modern era.
Birds are disoriented by smoke and often cannot escape a fire.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi.
Jason I. Ransom
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.