Biodiversity

May 21, 2019

Lebanese president Aoun launches Bird-themed postage stamps

Lebanese President Michel Aoun launched three bird-themed stamps to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and to promote the awareness campaign, he launched to protect certain migratory […]
May 11, 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature

An illegal palm oil plantation seen inside the boundary of the Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh, Indonesia, on June 6, 2018.  Sutanta Aditya/Barcroft Media via […]
May 10, 2019

What does a power plant have to do with climate change?

PT. North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE) representatives with the Regent of South Tapanuli, Syahrul M. Pasaribu (third from the left) are planting various types of local […]
May 10, 2019

One million species at risk of extinction due to humans

The report finds that three-quarters of land surfaces have been ‘severely altered’ by humans, including through deforestation (Picture: AFP) Up to a million species face going […]
May 5, 2019

New Zealand cities are spreading, eating into our environment as they go

A major new report on the environment delivers a grim summary of the challenges faced. Among them is the impact of growing cities, writes Alex Braae. […]
May 1, 2019

It Will Take 10 Million Years to Recover From This Man-Made Apocalypse

The climate crisis has us spiraling towards higher temperatures while also knocking out marine life and insect species at an alarming rate that continues to accelerate. But, just […]
May 1, 2019

The Deforestation bill as a threat to Biodiversity.

with Ronaldo Fernandes and Marcos Raposo, Associate Professors at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Departamento de Vertebrados. There are three avenues to reduce […]
April 27, 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature

An aerial photo of Borneo shows deforestation and patches of remaining forest. Greg Asner, CC BY-ND Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the […]
April 27, 2019

The Ocean’s First Fertility Clinic

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of snorkeling shallow blue waters or diving deep in the sea, you’ve come close to one of Earth’s oldest and most […]
April 27, 2019

How science outreach can help us protect biodiversity

As scientist we are lucky to experience the beauty and color of nature every day. We understand the value of every single species, from the smallest […]
April 27, 2019

Ground-breaking Antarctic mission complete

The sailing ship Australis, home for the last six weeks to a team of Belgian and French researchers, is back from its mission in Antarctica. Aside […]
April 17, 2019

Peel Park to trial biodiversity scheme

PEEL Park will be used to trial a new scheme to boost biodiversity in Bradford. Last year Bradford Council produced a biodiversity review, and at a […]
April 17, 2019

A decree passed to endorse Choke Mountain as a Community Based Protected Area

The Amhara Regional State Parliament has endorsed a decree to preserve and conserve Choke Mountain as a Community Based Protected Area as of 26th March 2019. Choke […]
April 11, 2019

Plant diversity increases insect diversity

In the Jena Experiment, plant species richness varies across subplots. Credit: Christoph Scherber The more plant species that grow in grasslands and forests, the more insect […]
April 9, 2019

We’ve lost 60% of wildlife in less than 50 years

Many of us find it hard to grasp the real pace of decline going on in the natural world. Human activity is having a devastating impact […]
April 3, 2019

Bummer: Marine invaders swarm Galápagos Islands

After Charles Darwin boarded the H.M.S. Beagle in 1831, the 90-foot ship visited 15 disparate lands — the likes of Brazil, the Canary Islands, and Chile […]
April 3, 2019

Lights out for 12th year of Earth Hour

Now on its 12th year, Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, WWF said. MANILA, Philippines — Conservation group World Wide Fund […]
April 3, 2019

Scientists determine Mexican gray wolf is a subspecies; ranchers object ‘we would rather not have them’

Report: The Mexican gray wolf is not a dog, or a coyote, it’s a unique subspecies Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The endangered Mexican gray wolf is […]
April 3, 2019

We’ve lost 60% of wildlife in less than 50 years

Many of us find it hard to grasp the real pace of decline going on in the natural world. Human activity is having a devastating impact […]
April 2, 2019

Rapid declines noted among Ireland’s wintering waterbirds

A new study by BirdWatch Ireland has found that the number of waterbirds wintering in the country has declined by 15 per cent over the past […]