Biodiversity

Amazon Biodiversity Monitoring in Ducke Reserve

Monitoring of biodiversity is a challenge, but visiting Ducke reserve in the Amazon I am able to see one of the gold standards for long-term …

Scientific Research

Craze Of Non-Veg Food Behind The Bio-Diversity Loss Of Most Vulnerable Areas, Says WWF

When a section of society in India is busy criticizing, RSS chief Bhagwat, on the other hand, proposed the use of animal-based farming to get rid of …

Agriculture

90% of Ireland’s protected habitats in ‘bad condition’

More than 90 per cent of Ireland’s protected habitats, such as grasslands and peatlands, are in “bad or inadequate condition”, according to a major …

News (Ireland)

Biodiversity Guide

Protect and encourage nature’s life-giving biodiversity in your very own patch of the Earth – your garden. And save money, time, your health, our …

Life Sciences

Why flowering meadows are better than lawns

Groomed, grassy fields can be good for certain uses, like sports or picnics. But for broader “ecosystem services” — things like plant pollination, …

Backpacking

Biodiversity just as powerful as climate change for healthy ecosystems

In the wild, diversity determines ecosystem production as much as climate and nutrients<p>Biodiversity is proving to be one of humanity's best defenses …

Ecology

How We Can Preserve Musical Biodiversity

By Huib Schippers in <i>Smithsonian Folklife Magazine</i><p>By Karen Hao in <i>Quartz</i><p>By Kate Sheridan in <i>STAT News</i><p>By Catherine Lutz in <i>Pacific Standard</i><p>By Mike Tanier …

Colombia faces challenge to build peace without sacrificing its famed biodiversity

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, as measured by species richness. But over the past half century it has also been home to …

Latin America

Biodiversity Proves Its Real-World Value

<b>New Study Shows Biodiversity Even More Powerful in Nature<br>Than in Experiments</b><p>by Kristen Minogue<p>Hundreds of experiments have shown biodiversity fosters …

Ecology

Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate

Climate change is a well-documented driver of both wildlife extinction and disease emergence, but the negative impacts of climate change on parasite …

Climate Change

Bee inspired: why Oslo has put ecological riches at the heart of the city

Norway wants urban gardeners to cultivate wildflowers and keep hives to reverse a decline in biodiversity<p>On a sloping meadow near the centre of Oslo, red-tailed bumblebees gather pollen from hairy violets, spiders spin webs between maiden’s tears while hoverflies buzz between yellow daisies and …

Environment

Nearly 100 reptiles bound for black market seized by WA wildlife officers

Nearly 100 native reptiles have been found inside six packages in the Goldfields bound for the black market.<p>The packages were intercepted on Friday …

Australian News

New study calls for better information on changes in wild animal populations

Key statistics about the world's animal and plant life could present a misleading picture about the natural world according to new research from the …

Ecology

Small Cities, Large Biodiversity Potential | Anthropocene

Studies of urban wildlife that focus exclusively on large metropolises may overlook conservation opportunities in smaller cities, according to an …

Cities

Tell Your Story

<i>Special to the Philanthropy Journal</i><p>By Kira Sadler<p><i>In the woods, the air is still and quiet. The ground is warm from the sunshine that beats down on</i> …

Storytelling

Capitalize on African biodiversity

Under-exploited plants offer untold medical and economic promise that should be pursued, urges Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.<p>Artemisinin, ginkgolides, quinine, …

Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Guidance from African experience 2012-17

Do you want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development, and ensure its potential is realised? Do you want to ensure …

Researchers overturn wisdom regarding efficacy of next-generation DNA techniques

Metagenomics enables us to investigate microbial ecology at a much larger scale than ever before and sheds light upon the previously invisible …

DNA

Reports sound alarm bells for Swiss biodiversity

<b>Biological diversity in Switzerland faces alarming challenges, with more endangered animals and plants than in most other European countries, reports</b> …

European News

Ikea to open new £100 million store with biodiversity garden and rooftop pavilion

The Swedish home furnishing company has said this will be the most sustainable Ikea store to date in the UK.<p>• Ikea has been granted full planning …

Greenwich, UK

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UK<p>The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma...<p>1 …

Extinction

Humans face 'mass extinction' if action isn't taken in the next 20 years

The human race is facing the possibility of mass extinction if measures are not taken in the next 20 years, scientists have warned.<p>Humans and …

Extinction

How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival. Agriculture contributes …

Agriculture

Changes in conservation planning can benefit vulnerable mammals: New research provides the first biological map of priority areas that capture several dimensions of mammalian biodiversity

New research provides the first biological map of priority areas that capture several dimensions of mammalian biodiversity<p>New research underscores …

Colorado

Cape Town wears the biodiversity crown‚ says UN expert

Cape Town is the most biodiverse urban area in the world‚ says the leader of the UN’s City and Biodiversity Outlook Project‚ Thomas Elmqvist.

Cape Town

Antarctica: Decline in biodiversity expected as climate change leads to growing ice-free areas

Areas of Antarctica that are permanently without ice could increase by up to 25 per cent by the end of the century because of climate change.<p>A study …

Climate Change

Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 …

Climate Change

Urban nature: What kinds of plants and wildlife flourish in cities?

Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things on Earth, but people often have very specific ideas of what it means. If you run an online …

Ecology

A success story in eco conservation

The Kolayad grama panchayat here could not have done a better job for its biodiversity conservation and environmental protection than firm …

Panchayat

Humans are killing the planet and all its inhabitants

We’re our own worst enemy.<p>Humans — rather than a giant meteor or a super-volcano — will be behind Earth’s next mass extinction, researchers predict …

Ecology