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July 15, 2020

Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land area could be placed under environmental protections without harming the global economy, and even produce bumper economic benefits if the right policies were followed, according to a global assessment.

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July 1, 2020

The future of the koala is at stake after a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has warned they could be extinct in that state within 30 years.

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June 11, 2020

Australia's elusive night parrot may be in decline because the species has trouble seeing in the dark, a team of researchers has found.

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June 9, 2020

The clear and overwhelming evidence is that logging makes forests more flammable. These are the findings of four peer-reviewed, published scientific studies from four institutions in six years, and of multiple scientific reviews.

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May 14, 2020

A thick, acrid scent of smoke marks the last summer season in Australia, which has become known as the “black summer.” Between June 2019 and March 2020, a series of bushfires ripped through more than 11 million hectares (27.2 million acres) of bushland, forest and park...

May 8, 2020

From the Amazon to Siberia wildfires set much of the world ablaze in 2019, with some areas suffering the largest burns ever recorded. This year shows signs of a repeat. It’s not hard to see global heating’s hand at play, even as some tried to deny it, but a new study i...

May 4, 2020

The Earth and its inhabitants face three global crises: the pandemic crisis, the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Unto themselves, each already feels overwhelming -- in terms of public-health consequences, the speed and scale of impacts, and the transformative a...

May 4, 2020

This guest blog by Laura Sonter, Jeremy Simmonds, James Watson and Martine Maron examines why avoiding impacts is a better solution to achieving No Net Loss of natural ecosystems.

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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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