Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act
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
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.
Tags: conservation animals primates research endangered-species monkeys gorillas orangutans mountain-gorillas conservationists
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
US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: conservation racism us-history indigenous-people national-parks us-environmental-policy wilderness theodore-roosevelt
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
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity birds ethics mice science australia rats cats sixth-mass-extinction conservation-biology logic justice moral-panic predator compassion apex-predators habitat-degradation
We found plastic waste in pellets seabirds regurgitated and lining the nests where they raise chicks.
July 28, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: conservation nests uk-wildlife litter plastic-pollution marine-plastic-litter seabirds marine-life
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections
In the villages of central Gujurat, humans and wildlife are forced to share the same spaces – with varying consequences.
May 26, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: conservation india crocodiles human-wildlife-conflict
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