March 5, 2020

It’s been almost a decade since nations from across the globe convened in Aichi Prefecture of Japan for a meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at which targets were established to halt to the biodiversity crisis.

How’d we do? So far, nations have increased...

February 29, 2020

The planet's wildlife is increasingly living under the boot of humankind, a new study claims.

A group of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Queensland and elsewhere used a comprehensive dataset on the "human footprint," which ca...

February 29, 2020

A new study assessing the cumulative impacts of human activities on wildlife found that the vast majority of terrestrial species are facing “intense” pressure due to humanity’s footprint across the globe.

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February 27, 2020

More than a quarter of the world's oceans need "effective conservation" to stave off a rapid decline in biodiversity from over-fishing and provide protection from the effects of climate change.

A University of Queensland-led team of researchers said 26 to 41 per cent of...

February 12, 2020

A short animated video explaining the concept of target-based ecological compensation. 

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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