A new study that lists almost 14,000 plant species shows that New Guinea is the most diverse island on the planet when it comes to flora.
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"Parasites are an incredibly diverse group of species, but as a society, we do not recognize this biological diversity as valuable."
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"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."
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Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
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Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
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COVID-19 threatens to derail conservation efforts and research for a year, which could be a huge blow to the field. Here, a biologist explains the threat.
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Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?
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Plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, a new study finds.
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Farms with diverse crops can protect endanged species and biodiversity while also standing up better to the effects of climate change, researchers say.
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In a kind of "fatal attraction," small predators drawn to kill sites for leftover scraps may get killed themselves when big predators return for seconds.
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