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

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

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

In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant

Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.

Curt D. Meine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~9 min

Ocean warming threatens coral reefs and soon could make it harder to restore them

Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.

Shawna Foo, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Arizona State University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Rain plays a surprising role in making some restored prairies healthier than others

Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.

Lars Brudvig, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University • conversation
June 5, 2020 ~8 min