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Rodd’s star hair (Astrotricha roddii) an Endangered NSW shrub. Gavin Phillips/NSW DPIE, Saving Our Species

Australia-first research reveals staggering loss of threatened plants over 20 years

Australia's plants help make our landscapes unique. But many are in grave danger of extinction, and in many cases, the problem is getting worse.
Hundreds of beetle species seem to be specialists that feed only from small white flowers on trees. Susan Kirmse

Tiny treetop flowers foster incredible beetle biodiversity

In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
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Empathy in conservation is hotly debated. Still, the world needs more stories like My Octopus Teacher

Some scientists say attributing 'human-like' qualities to animals is misleading. Others say it's a great tool for conservation. Either way, the Netflix hit My Octopus Teacher has a positive message.
An estimated 29 million mammals are killed each year on European roads. (Shutterstock)

Wildlife can be saved from becoming roadkill with a new tool that finds the best locations for fences

Roads and traffic are causing massive mortality of wild animals worldwide and the road network is rapidly expanding. Can the wildlife death toll be stopped?
Planting strips of native prairie grasses on a farm in Iowa provides habitat for pollinators and protects soil and water. Omar de Kok-Mercado/Iowa State University

To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands

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.

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