Biodiversity

July 11, 2019

Monarch Butterflies born in captivity have trouble migrating South, Study says

Thousands of monarch butterflies gather in the eucalyptus trees at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. Three summers ago, Ayse Tenger-Trolander, a graduate student at […]
July 11, 2019

NGO to conduct 18-month-long survey on ecology and biodiversity of Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani region

The region has been declared ecologically sensitive by the central government. (Express) The project aims to create baseline data about the local biodiversity and conduct an […]
July 11, 2019

Global agriculture: Impending threats to biodiversity

A new study compares the effects of expansion vs. intensification of cropland use on global agricultural markets and biodiversity, and finds that the expansion strategy poses […]
July 11, 2019

Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest Rose by 88% in June

About 920 square kilometers were lost last month compared to 488.4 square kilometers in June 2018. Why Global Citizens Should CareThe Amazon rainforest supports 10% of […]
July 11, 2019

Loss of biodiversity from our gardens

Once common farmland species such as the yellowhammer are absent,’ writes Steve Brazier. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters Cherry Weston’s garden still attracts wildlife, while Nigel Mellor, Ian Duncan and Steve Brazier are […]
July 11, 2019

Global problem, local solutions: on biodiversity

Forest dwellers and farmers are the best hope to preserve biodiversity and ensure food security The Dongria Kondh tribe of Niyamgiri Hills are among the best […]
July 10, 2019

New York officials announce largest seizure of illegal reptiles in state history

Hundreds of deadly and endangered animals have been seized in what’s being called the largest bust of illegal reptiles in New York State history. ALLEGANY, New […]
July 10, 2019

Scientists set fungus-filled traps for invasive emerald ash borer in Bedford

Federal scientists are trying to bait the invasive emerald ash borer with fungus-filled traps set in the branches of Bedford trees. A team from Natural Resources […]
July 10, 2019

Why the UN pact on high seas biodiversity is too important to fail

Coral surrounds a small island on the Great Barrier Reef near Rockhampton, Australia on November 15, 2018.David Gray/Reuters The UN Pact on High Seas Biodiversity represents a […]
July 2, 2019

Five ways to help nature help us

The Richtersveld Community Conservancy on the south border of the Richtersveld National Park in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. © John Hogg/World Bank This […]
June 18, 2019

World’s largest plant survey reveals alarming extinction rate

Hawaii (pictured) has the highest recorded loss of seed-bearing plant species of anywhere in the world since 1900.Credit: Design Pics/Shutterstock Since 1900, nearly 3 species of […]
June 18, 2019

‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

 Maria Vorontsova: ‘We take them for granted and I don’t think we should.’ Photograph: Kew Gardens Study shows 571 species wiped out, and scientists say figure […]
June 16, 2019

DoC beefs up security as more staff attacked over 1080

Threats against DoC staff have climbed dramatically over recent months – most of it centred around use of 1080 poison to protect our biodiversity from pests. […]
June 16, 2019

How forest logging is destroying Australia’s environmental future

Logging in the Central Highlands of Victoria (image by Chris Taylor via Twitter). The devastation of forests has wide-reaching implications, from species extinction to climate heating, […]
June 16, 2019

‘’Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’’ : Celebrating the International Day for Biodiversity

Mr. and Mrs. Tsikada, and other farmers of the Makoni Organic Farmers Association protected this wetland in Makoni District of Manicaland Province. Among other numerous benefits […]
June 16, 2019

Land clearing up more than 50% in NSW even before new laws introduced

 In 2016-17, the year before the introduction of NSW native vegetation laws that make deforestation easier, land clearing rose by more than 50%. Photograph: WWF Australia/AAP […]
June 16, 2019

Mapping out a new approach to biodiversity protection

Many caribou populations across Canada are now at risk, primarily due to habitat loss. Identifying critical habitat is key to caribou recovery. (Photo courtesy WCS Canada) […]
June 16, 2019

The biodiversity of Dubai’s shores has brought fly fishing to the Middle East for the first time

When most people think of fly fishing they think of being far out in the wilderness, away from civilisation, by a river or somewhere in the […]
June 16, 2019

Marine life is disappearing, imperiling San Diego’s future

Just as scientists are starting to understand the life forms and landscape of the ocean, they are also coming to grips with the threat of mass […]
June 13, 2019

Anti-bird netting only for ‘exceptional circumstances’

Netting was placed on hedgerows surrounding the site of a new “super” primary school in Llangefni Netting trees and hedges to stop nesting birds shows “an […]