Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity trees botany wildlife

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act

Footprint ‘reading’ tech is a new way to protect rhinos

New software helps track rhinos by their footprints, bringing "a centuries-old tracking skill into the 21st century," says Zoe Jewell.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species algorithms science-and-technology

Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK

Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife wildlife-conservation

Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN

Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation nature extinction

Female leopards are early birds, males are night owls

Scientists thought leopards were most active at dusk, but a new study shows it's not so cut and dry. Females are early birds and males are active at night.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species science-and-technology earth-and-environment time predators

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.

Piero Visconti, Research Scholar, Ecosystem Services and Management Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity agriculture wildlife ecosystem-services ecosystems biodiversity-loss sixth-mass-extinction food-systems

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  conservation

Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis - but we know very little about what will actually protect them

Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.

Jo Setchell, Professor of Anthropology, Durham University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation animals primates research endangered-species monkeys gorillas orangutans mountain-gorillas conservationists

National parks may also preserve trait diversity

In addition to providing homes for endangered and threatened species, national parks can protect the trait diversity of mammals, new research finds.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation mammals endangered-species ecosystems earth-and-environment national-parks costa-rica

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