• How do conservation efforts stack up?

    Not bad, if they go viral or have a lot of support – but they could do better.

    Conservation initiatives are cropping up all over the planet to address escalating environmental threats and crumblin...

    Sustainability November 11, 2021
  • Lost in translation: linguistic diversity could save biodiversity

    33% of conservation papers aren’t published in English – but they could hold the key.

    The extinction crisis is one of the greatest challenges currently facing our planet. According to new research, tappi...

    Society October 8, 2021
  • The conservation hotspots that could help protect the planet

    How to get the most environmental benefit from the least land.

    Humanity could protect 70% of all terrestrial plants and animals by strategically conserving just 30% of the world’s ...

    Climate August 24, 2021
  • Climate and biodiversity loss must be tackled together

    Report shows that conservation and climate change are two sides of the same coin.

    Efforts to conserve the environment and slow climate change should be tackled together rather than as separate issues...

    Climate June 14, 2021
  • The staggering cost of biological invasion

    New study reveals that invasive species have cost US$1.28 trillion globally over the past 50 years.

    Invasive species have cost the planet US$1.28 trillion over the past 50 years, according to a new analysis published ...

    Animals April 1, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

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    History March 29, 2021
  • Safe Country

    A new paper shows that indigenous lands have a significant role to play in protecting endangered wildlife. The paper,...

    Animals January 25, 2021
  • Is this a new Silent Spring?

    Decline of insects is a catastrophic loss we can ill afford.

    Entomologists have united to take stock of growing warnings about an “insect apocalypse” in a special feature publish...

    Earth January 14, 2021
  • Tropical birds evolved slowly

    Are biodiversity hotspots ‘coldspots’ for new species?

    Scientists have uncovered a surprising paradox in species evolution: birds in tropical hotspots evolved much more slo...

    Birds December 11, 2020
  • Shining a light on ecosystem services

    Study highlights benefits, declines and ways forward.

    Humans rely on nature’s rich bounty for a vast array of services, from pollination, water, food, soil and air quality...

    Earth December 9, 2020
  • A glimmer of hope on vertebrate biodiversity

    You have to look at the numbers differently, researchers say.

    It’s been estimated that half to two-thirds of the world’s vertebrate populations, from birds and marine animals to e...

    Animals November 20, 2020
  • Delicate balance in the Falklands

    Threat to seabirds is a threat to the ecosystem.

    Seabird droppings helped shape the delicately balanced ecosystem of the Falkland Islands, which is in danger of abrup...

    Earth October 24, 2020
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