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shark sanctuaries

True Sanctuary

When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Darcy Bradley and her colleagues intended...
biodiversity crisis

Marine ‘Biodiversity Crisis’ Tackled with New Database of Conservation Plans

The number of protected areas for conservation is rising rapidly, and this trend is set to continue as international policy targets are set in...
primate electrocutions

New Research Could Reduce Primate Electrocutions and Help Conservation Strategies

New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce...
ecosystems

New Meta-Analysis Reveals Pace and Extent of River Recovery

Conservation biologists are challenged to predict the pace and extent of river recovery following disturbances such as oil spills, wastewater contamination, and fires. A...
plant life diversity

Campo Rupestre, Brazil’s Montane Savanna, Is a Hotspot of Plant Life...

In Serra do Espinhaço, a Brazilian mountain range that extends from Minas Gerais State in the Southeast to Bahia State in the Northeast, it...
fish biodiversity

Small Changes in Rainforests Cause Big Damage to Fish Ecosystems

Researchers had expected the level of damage would rise depending on the amount of logging and were surprised to discover the impact of removing...
Gene Enhancer

Gene Enhancers Are Important Despite Apparent Redundancy

Every cell in the body has the same DNA and genes, so a cell’s properties and functions are determined by which genes are turned...
ocean ecosystems

Applying Conservation Science

Can targeted conservation facilitate recovery of intertwined species? The Recovery & Resilience Lab at UC Santa Barbara is dedicated to finding out. Its marine ecologists...
solar

Siting Solar, Sparing Prime Agricultural Lands

Unconventional spaces could be put to use generating renewable energy while sparing lands that could be better used to grow food, sequester carbon and...
elephant

Scientists Uncover Patterns of Elephant Poaching in East Africa

Scientists analysing data from aerial surveys carried out over one of East Africa’s most important nature reserves have uncovered clusters of elephant carcasses close...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
drought

Aquifer Research Leads to Effective, Cost Efficient Water Acquisition and Aids...

It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make...
land cover

Virginia Tech Researchers Explore Causes of Land Cover Change in African...

A new study by Virginia Tech researchers tracks land cover changes in the Chobe district of Northern Botswana and provides information that will allow...
african mammals

Dozens of New Wildlife Corridors Identified for African Mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews...
climate change

Peatland Plants Adapting Well to Climate Change, Suggests Study

They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now...
fish species

Catching a Diversity of Fish Species — Instead of Specializing —...

For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a persistent threat. Crops could fail. Fisheries could collapse. Forests could...
tropical forestvideo

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

A North Carolina State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative...
animal coloration

The Biology of Color

Scientists are on a threshold of a new era of color science due largely to an explosion of technologies, but key questions remain for...
pollination

A New Threat to Pollination : The Dark Side of Artificial...

Most plant species are dependent on the animal world – especially insects – for their reproduction. The decline of pollinating insects all over the...
Antibiotics

Biologist Investigates Antibiotics in Environment

A Binghamton University student could change how people think about antibiotics and the environment. Matthew Wersebe studies the effect of antibiotics on wetland ecosystems. “I realized no one...