Biodiversity

March 17, 2019

Uncovering a fish epidemic that stunned Iraq

Test results from international laboratories confirm that the death of millions of farmed carp in Iraq in late 2018 was caused by fish disease, not pollution. […]
March 3, 2019

Identifying the World’s Top Biodiversity Investment Returns

Experts say that if fragmented sections of forest are linked in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, it could significantly […]
March 3, 2019

Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered

Underwater world of Lake Malawi. Credit: Shutterstock/Radek Borovka An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This […]
March 3, 2019

Minister’s Annual Report on Lake Simcoe, 2017

Shoreline of Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe Minister’s Message Clean, reliable sources of water lead to a better quality of life and are central to healthy, […]
March 3, 2019

‘Extinction crisis’ threatening global food supply, UN report warns

(CNN)A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and […]
February 27, 2019

‘Terrifying’: There’s a rapid loss of biodiversity that’s placing global food supplies at risk of ‘irreversible collapse’

“This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government’s agenda around the world.” A groundbreaking report by the United Nations highlighting the […]
February 27, 2019

Business and biodiversity

At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos last month, the evidence of mounting threats to nature, and of nature’s contributions to people, featured […]
February 21, 2019

Opinion: We don’t have to choose between food and biodiversity

Terracing and agroforestry efforts in the Yanze watershed in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by: Rwanda Green Fund / CC BY-ND How does the weaver ant help to deliver the food […]
February 21, 2019

So far, Northwest forest plan falling short of biodiversity goals

A volunteer trail crew for the Siskiyou Mountain Club hikes through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The Northwest Forest Plan was a groundbreaking policy to ensure wildlife habitat would […]
February 21, 2019

Protecting not-so-wild places helps biodiversity

Making dry meat in K’ih tsaa?dze Tribal Park, one of the few places in northeastern British Columbia where the Dunne-Zaa First Nations can participate in traditional […]
February 21, 2019

Halting biodiversity loss in Madagascar requires greater collaboration between researchers and managers

The diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) is critically endangered and one of the lemur species endemic to the rainforests of Madagascar. Credit: Johanna Eklund Madagascar has been […]
February 16, 2019

Experts call Mexican border wall a “crime against biodiversity”

The U.S.-Mexico border stretches across nearly 2,000 miles of ecosystems. The talk of building a wall along this border has spiked debate between scientists and politicians […]
February 16, 2019

Kippax Oxygen Farm created under conservation agreement with NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

 Done deal: Oxygen Farm committee members Norm Sheppard, Mike Roze, Sue Roze, Jane Watson and Ange Martin with Joel Stibbard from the Biodiversity Conservation Trust with […]
February 14, 2019

Biodiversity and conservation the focus of Colombia BirdFair 2019

Bird lovers will be able to enjoy bird watching and bird talk in Cali and its surrounding rural areas during Colombia BirdFair 2019, which takes place […]
February 14, 2019

Putting the diversity in biodiversity Feb. 19

Associate Professor Liba Pejchar (left) and postdoctoral researcher Kate Wilkins survey plant species in the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, where a herd of purebred American bison […]
February 14, 2019

Rare black leopard captured in new images from Kenya

(CNN) – The elusive African black leopard is alive and well and living in Kenya — and there are new pictures to prove it. A team of […]
February 6, 2019

Biodiversity thrives in Ethiopia’s church forests

A protective wall surrounds the Mekame Selam Kolala Meskel church’s forest in South Gonder, a region of northern Ethiopian. Ecologists are working with the nation’s Tewahedo […]
February 3, 2019

How new species emerge

DEUTSCHES PRIMATENZENTRUM (DPZ)/GERMAN PRIMATE CENTER IMAGE: A GROUP OF GUINEA BABOONS (PAPIO PAPIO) AT THE DPZ FIELD STATION SIMENTI IN SENEGAL. CREDIT: PHOTO: MATTHIAS KLAPPROTH Life on […]
February 3, 2019

To keep the planet flourishing, 30% of Earth needs protection by 2030

The move would safeguard biodiversity, slow extinctions, and help maintain a steady climate, a leading group of conservationists say. This week a United Nations working group […]
February 3, 2019

Can birds survive a polar vortex? Here’s what happens to feathered creatures in freezing temperatures

Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey) What happens to birds during the polar vortex ? The streets remain quiet […]