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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — The EU introduced the new 'greening' instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy in 2015, with the intention to slow the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of ... read more

Turning Urban Wastelands Into Carbon Capture Gardens

Dec. 13, 2016 — Brownfield sites – those unloved areas of stony rubbish usually dismissed as wasteland – could be a vital new tool in the fight against climate change, ecologists have ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protection across many parts of the planet, reports an international team of researchers. The new study reveals more than half the planet could now be ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) have the potential to help stop species loss. An international research team is using an analogy to explain what these variables are. Just as the price of a ... read more

Why Conservation Fails

Nov. 28, 2016 — To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for forest protection, say experts in a new ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — Rich in biodiversity, with a rapidly growing economy, Malaysia exemplifies the tension between conservation and economic development faced by many tropical ... read more

Scientists Propose Ten Policies to Protect Vital Pollinators

Nov. 24, 2016 — Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new ... read more

Visitors to Countryside Not Attracted by Conservation Importance

Nov. 9, 2016 — Countryside visitors choose where to go based on the presence of features such as coastline, woodland or abundant footpaths, rather than a site’s importance to conservation, according to new ... read more

Nov. 7, 2016 — Using 20 years of data from federal and state agencies, a fisheries biologist and a scholar are tracking how land use changes have impacted the water quality and aquatic life in lakes and streams in ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — Tapping into social media posts on Instagram, Flickr and Panoramio gave researchers a trove of information about people’s opinions of scenic European landscapes. A new study shows that geotagged ... read more

In Communicating Wildlife Conservation, Focus on the Right Message

Oct. 31, 2016 — If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new ... read more

Nigeria's Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas

Oct. 28, 2016 — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to ... read more

New Method of Estimating Biodiversity Based on Tree Cover

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists used tree cover maps and on-the-ground observations to measure biodiversity in Costa Rica. The results generated a method of modeling biodiversity across tropical ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — A new survey of marijuana grow sites in California demonstrates the potential environmental impact of marijuana farming and provides an example of the survey and analysis needed as farming ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Following the devastating droughts in the 70s and 80s in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert, vegetation has now recovered. What surprised the researchers is that although it is now raining ... read more

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