The so-called post-2020 global biodiversity framework is a nature counterpart to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and will aim to curb the decline of nature by 2050.
Hundreds of threatened mammal species don’t have a single protected area large enough to sustain a viable population.
Data from camera traps around the world provide a strong case to support the designation of protected wilderness areas.
Ecosystems thrive in places where human connections with nature go back generations.
It’s usually good news when a once-scarce species starts to recover – unless it starts getting in humans’ way. An ecologist explains how science can help predict unwelcome encounters.
The 15th UN biodiversity conference recently wrapped up the online portion of negotiations.
The global biodiversity framework will provide goals and targets to stem and reverse the decline in nature until 2050.
The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to achieve a world “living in harmony with nature”. This won’t happen if the plan goes ahead in its current form.
We may never know whether the pandemic began with a leak at the Wuhan lab. But even the possibility shows we need a universal biosafety code to prevent something similar happening in future.
Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided.
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.
As the twin crises of climate change and Covid-19 continue to unfold, a traditional crop can help South American communities preserve biodiversity and their heritage.
New research identifies areas where species may take refuge as the climate changes and finds they’re largely unprotected.
The hope is that the biodiversity targets translate directly into what individual countries, cities, companies and even families can adopt as tangible actions.
At an international summit in Egypt this month, nations will hopefully make progress towards recognising the economic value of wildlife and other environmental assets.
More than two-thirds of Earth’s remaining wilderness is in the hands of just five countries, according to a new global map. A concerted conservation effort is needed to save our last wild places.
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.