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
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
Zoos are struggling more than most businesses.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity coronavirus animals interdisciplinarity animal-welfare zoos
The €24 billion spent supporting farm incomes in richer regions could more than cover the EU's Biodiversity Strategy.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity european-union-eu common-agricultural-policy food-production agricultural-subsidies
Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity inequality racism indigenous-people urban-ecology
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Tags: biodiversity insects science extinction ecology research biodiversity-loss publication-bias scholarship
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity fish construction dams rivers freshwater-biology roads eels
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity microbiome gut-microbiome disease urban-life germs urban-biodiversity indoor-microbial-ecology
Pandas have done more to raise awareness of biodiversity loss than any other species. But they may not be good at stopping it themselves.
Tags: conservation biodiversity china human-wildlife-conflict tiger species-loss carnivores
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