Latest Habitat destruction Stories
Habitat loss is a primary driver of biodiversity loss – so it isn't surprising that optimising the amount of protected land is high on policy-makers' priorities.
Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region’s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers.
A new study is predicting climate change to wipe out bamboo, an important food source for pandas, which are already threatened by slow breeding and loss of habitat.
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences focused on identifying pre-human causes of pressures that threaten endangered species.
The clearing of the Brazilian rainforest is racking up a debt than won’t be paid by any government, but instead will be paid by the species that become extinct as a result of the destruction of their habitat.
Biodiversity hot spots -- the world's biologically richest and most threatened locations on Earth -- and high biodiversity wilderness areas -- biologically rich but less threatened -- are some of the most linguistically diverse regions on our planet.
Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress.
Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds – especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas – and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species.
Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world.
Continued reliance on a strategy of setting aside land and marine territories as "protected areas" is insufficient to stem global biodiversity loss.
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