Giant pandas still face high risk of extinction

Climate change, habitat loss, and reduced breeding viability could pose a triple whammy for giant pandas, researchers say.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
July 30, 2021 ~7 min

Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'

Generic urban landscape design is damaging for people and nature: an ecomimicry approach instead encourages nature to flourish even in cities.

Caroline Nash, Research Fellow in Biodiversity Conservation, University of East London • conversation
June 29, 2021 ~8 min

Rewilding: four tips to let nature thrive

By studying where rewilding has worked well around the world, we've worked out the dos and don'ts.

Steve Carver, Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Leeds • conversation
May 24, 2021 ~7 min

Peat compost to be banned – luckily, green alternatives are just as good for your garden

What can gardeners use that isn't so bad for the climate?

Margi Lennartsson Turner, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Coventry University • conversation
May 19, 2021 ~6 min

Just 3% of Earth's land ecosystems remain intact – but we can change that

One-fifth of Earth's land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.

Andrew Plumptre, Key Biodiversity Areas Secretariat, Cambridge Conservation Institute, University of Cambridge • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~6 min

Africa's 2 elephant species are both endangered, due to poaching and habitat loss

A new review of the status of African elephants finds scientific grounds for dividing them into two species, and reports that both have suffered drastic population declines since 1990.

George Wittemyer, Associate professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
March 26, 2021 ~7 min

Seagrass meadows shrank by 92% in UK waters - restoring them could absorb carbon emissions and boost fish

Seagrass meadows are a powerful ally in the effort to slow climate change and reverse wildlife losses.

Peter JS Jones, Reader in Environmental Governance, UCL • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~6 min

How we turned a golf course into a haven for rare newts, frogs and toads

Britain's native amphibians are in steep decline thanks to wetlands disappearing and ponds drying up.

Robert Jehle, Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

Paradox lost: wetlands can form in deserts, but we need to find and protect them

Wetlands in drylands seem impossible, but their benefits to people and wildlife are very real.

Timothy J. Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Biodiversity: why foods grown in warm climates could be doing the most damage to wildlife

Food farmed in tropical and Mediterranean climates comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere.

Jessica J Williams, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, UCL • conversation
Jan. 26, 2021 ~7 min