After mating, some male butterflies seal their mate's genitalia. But females have evolved ways of fighting back or getting around the "mating plug."
Tags: evolution biodiversity butterflies science-and-technology mating
Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity agriculture wildlife ecosystem-services ecosystems biodiversity-loss sixth-mass-extinction food-systems
Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.
Tags: environment conservation biodiversity extinction animals wildlife wildlife-conservation amphibians
Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity indigenous-peoples endangered-species ecosystems wildlife-corridors earth-observation sixth-mass-extinction paris-climate-accord monitoring connectivity
Shifting baseline syndrome affects everyone. It's blinding us to the long-term deterioration of wildlife and ecosystems.
Tags: biodiversity wildlife oral-history generations grandparents baseline-assessments
When forests get a little restoration nudge after logging, they recover much faster than when left to regenerate on their own, researchers report.
Tags: climate-change biodiversity forests deforestation earth-and-environment
Zoos are struggling more than most businesses.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity coronavirus animals interdisciplinarity animal-welfare zoos
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