Indigenous Communities Are Better at Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows
A new study adds to research showing concrete links between Indigenous rights to land and sustainable conservation.
Are There Potential Downsides of Going to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?
A new study looks at the danger to biodiversity that could come from increased mining of minerals used to create batteries for renewable energy technologies.
A New Study Finds That Cutting Down One Forest Can Make Neighboring Forests Hotter
These temperature rises can also lead to local extinction of the native species living in those regions.
How Climate Change Is Threatening the Biodiversity of the Brazilian Savanna
The Cerrado, a tropical savanna in Brazil that covers an area larger than Mexico, has already lost half of its native vegetation.
Madagascar's Rich Natural Heritage Is Hanging on a Knife's Edge, Experts Warn
The country's president has a poor environmental record, raising concerns over the preservation of Madagascar's iconic biodiversity.
Could Flashing Lights Help Avert Conflict Between Herders and Pumas?
By using foxlights, which mimic a person walking with a flashlight, researchers were able to cut down big cat attacks on llamas and alpacas in the Andes.
A Deadly European Fungus Threatens the Future of American Salamanders
Researchers are working to find a way to mitigate the damage to local populations of the amphibious creatures if a skin eating fungus makes its way to the U.S. from abroad.
The Essential Role of Mountain Lions in Engineering Ecosystems
In a new study, a team of biologists highlight the assortment of animals that profit from the free meals provided by the kills of big cats.
Half of Costa Rica's Regrown Forests Are Gone Within Two Decades
Secondary forests are vital parts of the ecosystem, but in Costa Rica many of them are re-cleared before achieving old-growth levels of biodiversity.
A Study Finds That the Costs of Hydroelectric Dams Have Been 'Grossly Underestimated'
Dams have been linked to habitat degradation, worsened biodiversity, and negative changes in river ecology.
A Giant Quaking Aspen Forest Is Trembling Under Our Watch
A cloned aspen grove that's thrived for millennia is feeling the pressure of just 50 years of human activity.
Measuring the Ecological Impact of Losing Forest Elephants
A new study looks at the damage that would occur to flora and fauna if forest elephant populations continue to decline.
Human Beings Have Dramatically Reduced Mammal Populations in the Atlantic Forest
A new study shows that human interactions have hurt the once ecologically "exuberant" and "megadiverse" South American region.
How Increased Logging to Prevent Wildfires Hinders Biodiversity
The Trump administration has posited that more active management of forests could help prevent future fires, but the science doesn't back that up.
How Political Instability Undermines Protected Areas
A new study shows that good governance is critical for conservation success.
How a Small Town in Costa Rica Is Defining Conservation for Central America
Beginning with Quakers arriving in the 1950s, Monteverde has become a distinct conservation community in Central America.
Inside the United Nations' Plan to Govern Marine Environments That Sit Outside Any National Jurisdiction
High seas comprise about two-thirds of the oceans—and no one body or agency is tasked with their governance.
The Shrinking Population of Big Animals in Tropical Forests Is Causing Problems
A new study reveals that the loss of larger animals in tropical forests diminishes the overall ecosystem biodiversity of the region.
Almost Three Quarters of Brazil's Population Lives in Its Shrinking Atlantic Forest
Deforestation increased almost 60 percent last year, with the forest losing over 29,000 hectares, a new report says.