In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Needed: less wild meat in cities, more wildlife experts in public health.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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The world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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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
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Shifting baseline syndrome affects everyone. It's blinding us to the long-term deterioration of wildlife and ecosystems.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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