Latest Biodiversity Stories
The populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe decreased 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the newly-released 2014 Living Planet report from the World Wildlife Fund.
Annual Ocean Health Index Report also Assessed the Antarctic and High Seas Oceans for the First Time, Critical Regions for Maintaining a Healthy Climate, Safeguarding Biodiversity and Providing
Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires.
An international team of researchers has found that the majority of threatened species are ‘invisible’ when using modern methods to predict species distributions under climate change.
Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure?
A new paper looks at the issues facing biodiversity throughout the world’s mountain regions, sets agenda for conservation. Do we need corridors between “habitat-islands?”
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.
Researchers have created a ‘large-scale zoning plan’ that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development.
Embracing "novel" ecosystems is dangerous, according to a new study by an international team.
An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters.
Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...
Conservation Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. It was established in 1987 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Conservation Biology was originally developed to provide a global voice for an emerging discipline. It quickly became the most important journal dealing with the topic of biological diversity. Editor-in-chief is Gary Meffe; managing editor is Ellen Main. Stanley A. Temple, President of the SCB from 1991-1993, said: “The...
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