January 22, 2020

A new study looking into the impact of human activities on wildlife reports that a staggering number of terrestrial vertebrate species are exposed to ‘intense’ human pressure, spelling trouble ahead for biodiversity and the integrity of wild ecosystems.

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January 16, 2020

A new study has found that incorporating threats, actions and costs into the selection of priority species for conservation can markedly increase the efficiency of these efforts.

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January 16, 2020

The protection of Australia’s threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient ‘umbrella’ species were prioritised for protection, according to University of Queensland research.

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January 16, 2020

Conservation efforts often focus on umbrella species whose distributions overlap with many other flora and fauna. However, because biodiversity is affected by different threats that are spatially variable, focusing only on the geographic range overlap of species may no...

November 13, 2019

For a person living in extreme poverty, the wood from a single tree in the Amazon rainforest may be equal to one or two year’s salary.

Those desperate for money are going so far as to murder the indigenous people trying to protect the dying forest from deforestation.

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November 13, 2019

With so many stories of animals going extinct these days it's rare to get some good news.

But researchers working in lowland forest near Nha Trang in south-east Vietnam have captured the first-ever photos of a silver-backed chevrotain or "mouse-deer", which conservation...

November 6, 2019

The amount of carbon released from the loss of intact tropical forests is 626 per cent higher than previously thought, a new study has found. Generally when scientists measure carbon emissions released by forests they look at deforestation.

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November 6, 2019

Forests are a great bulwark against climate change, so programs to reduce deforestation are important. Those efforts usually focus on stopping the destruction in areas where it is already occurring.

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November 6, 2019

The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research.

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November 6, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The amount of planet-warming carbon emitted by the world’s lost tropical forests has been under-reported as estimates failed to take into account the longer-term effects of tree destruction, researchers said.

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