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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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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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November 6, 2019

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, Australia's flagship legislation to combat species extinction, came into force in 2000, yet new research suggests the law has done little to hinder habitat loss. The study demonstrated that 7.7 millio...

October 30, 2019

Along Australia’s heavily populated east coast, population declines have been noted for common bird species, including the rainbow bee-eater. Photograph: Gary Meredith

Across parts of Australia, vast areas of native vegetation have been cleared and replaced by our citie...

October 29, 2019

More than 240 scientists have written to the PM, saying Australia is facing an extinction crisis primarily because of habitat destruction.

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October 28, 2019

Two-hundred-and-fifty Australian scientists have written an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, warning that Australia is in the midst of an "extinction crisis" and calling on him to strengthen Australia's environment laws.

The scientists have timed thei...

October 28, 2019

Dear Prime Minister,

We the undersigned are scientists who every day study, catalogue and document Australia's unique native species and ecosystems and work out the evidence base needed to save them. Through our work we know intimately just how important the diversity o...

October 28, 2019

More than 240 conservation scientists sign open letter warning PM that 17 Australian native species face extinction in next 20 years. 

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September 27, 2019

Plant and animal species living in wilderness areas are less likely to go extinct, a recent study has found. Defined as intact habitats that haven’t been affected by human use on industrial scales, wilderness “buffers” the life it supports against the threat of extinct...

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