Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have gone extinct over the last 40 years. The populations of many others have decreased by one third. According to a new study, more species could become extinct in the next couple of decades.
Delisting will reverse decades of progress the gray wolf has made, environmentalists say.
Migratory species from birds to elephants and eels travel huge distances and cross international borders. But man-made problems are threatening these species and their journeys. Cross-border protection is key.
Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more people than COVID-19 without bold action to halt the habitat destruction that helps viruses hop from wildlife to humans, according to a study published on Thursday.
Vestal Grove in the Somme Prairie Grove forest preserve in Cook County, Illinois, looks nothing like the scrubby, buckthorn-choked tangle that confronted restoration ecologists 37 years ago. Thanks to …
This summer, I was given the opportunity to capture this image of a honey bee helping the environment one flower at a time, and it led me to wonder…
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lucas Alejandro Garibaldi, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro; Claire Kremen, University of British Columbia; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Sandra Díaz, Universidad de Córdoba (Argentina) (THE CONVERSATION) The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Restoring native habitats to at least 20% of the world’s land currently being used by humans for farming, ranching and forestry is necessary to […]
The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
The rainforest of Lopé National Park in central Gabon is one of the last safe havens for the endangered forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis). But in a new study in Science, researchers warn that elephants and other keystone species in the park, such as western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and mandrills, could be facing famine. Climate change
Britain’s climate zones are shifting by up to five kilometres a year because of rising temperatures – with potentially catastrophic impacts for wildlife, says a new report by Rewilding Britain. The shift – due to human-caused climate heating, and hundreds of times faster than the country’s natural climate warming at the end of the last ice age
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While taboos and cultural beliefs have driven the protection of snakes and other taxa in the sacred groves of the Western Ghats in the past, such beliefs are eroding, and growing pressures such as construction and commercialisation of the groves are taking over.
A massive increase in restoring and connecting habitats is needed to help save wildlife forced to move because of climate change, campaigners urge.
Britain’s climate zones are moving 5km a year, putting species at risk of population declines and extinction, report warns.
By Matthew Green LONDON (Reuters) – Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more p…