Menu Close

Articles on Biodiversity

Displaying 1 - 20 of 488 articles

Wildfires are the inevitable consequence of three factors coming together at the same time: an ignition, the weather and fuel. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

The Table Mountain fire: what we can learn from the main drivers of wildfires

The fynbos vegetation that historically clothed the slopes of Table Mountain is highly inflammable. This has been worsened by the spread of alien trees that burn more intensely than the fynbos.
Clayoquot Sound, part of the Tla-o-qui-aht territory, has been the site of numerous protests against logging the forest. Meares Island was declared a Tribal Park in 1984. (Shutterstock)

Respect for Indigenous knowledge must lead nature conservation efforts in Canada

To combat the biodiversity crisis, we need to fundamentally shift our economy and society and make nature conservation the norm.
Brookesia tedi, described in 2019, is one of the smallest chameleons, and indeed one of the smallest amniote vertebrates, on earth. Mark D. Scherz

What Madagascar’s amazing mini creatures tell us about evolution

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.
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. (Shutterstock)

Conservation hope: Many wildlife species can recover if given a chance

Reports of global biodiversity doom hide a more complex and encouraging picture. Conservation efforts can be targeted with more nuance species population data.
A sea cucumber living on the Great Barrier Reef inter-reef seafloor. Kent Holmes/Nature Ecology and Evolution

Life on the hidden doughnuts of the Great Barrier Reef is also threatened by climate change

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.

Top contributors

More