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Art preserves endangered flora

Art preserves endangered flora in Himalayas—where conservation and culture collide

"In 2002, I was returning to Kalimpong in the eastern Himalaya region of India, and I found numerous trees had been cut down for a dam on the Teesta River at Kalijhora," recalls Hemlata Pradhan, an artist who had just completed her Master's in natural history illustration in London. This shocking Read More...

Rainforest nations join forces

Rainforest nations join forces to protect biodiversity

Late last month, major rainforest nations gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to address the rising problem of deforestation and safeguard the invaluable biodiversity found in tropical rainforests. These regions, which include the Congo, Amazon, and Asia-Pacific basins, are home to Read More...

What is PALM-ALT? A healthier

What is PALM-ALT? A healthier and more eco-friendly alternative to palm oil

The global need for palm oil, a common ingredient in food and cosmetics, has long been a source of worry due to its association with deforestation. PALM-ALT, a Scottish research team from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, believes it has discovered the code to a sustainable alternative. The Read More...

A baby beaver sighting heralds

A baby beaver sighting heralds the reemergence of California's beaver population

Bill Leikam, the president of the Urban Wildlife Research Project and fondly known as The Fox Guy, recently had a revelation while analyzing film from a wildlife camera along a Palo Alto creekbed. Amid the familiar wildlife, an unfamiliar creature darted across the screen. Leikam, a seasoned Read More...

Flora, fauna, and funga! UN ad

Flora, fauna, and funga! UN advocates for new turn of phrase in conservation discourse

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) argued for the inclusion of fungi in conservation debates alongside flora and fauna so that fungi are “recognized and protected on an equal footing with animals and plants in legal conservation frameworks”. This shift in perspective Read More...

Representatives from 185 count

Representatives from 185 countries establish the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund

Amid mounting worries about the health of our planet's ecosystems, delegates from 185 countries gathered on Thursday, August 24th in Vancouver, Canada, for the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Seventh Assembly to declare a critical step forward. They presented the Global Biodiversity Framework Read More...

Boosting urban plant diversity

Boosting urban plant diversity: A strategy for increasing insect species in cities

Plant diversity is being used more and more in urban landscaping because of its revolutionary potential to restore urban ecosystems and increase insect populations. A recent study led by Dr. Luis Mata of the University of Melbourne demonstrates the extraordinary potential of increasing native Read More...

Ecuadorians take a stand and v

Ecuadorians take a stand and vote to save the heart of the Amazon from oil drilling

Ecuadorians made history by voting to prohibit the development of new oil wells in the Yasuní national park, in a resounding display of environmental consciousness and civic engagement. This amazing verdict not only protects one of the world's most biodiverse places but also establishes a global Read More...

What are green roofs and shoul

What are green roofs and should you consider one? The history and benefits of green roofs

Green roofs, a millennia-old notion, have grown from ancient customs into modern marvels of sustainable construction. These living roofs, which combine plants and shelter, have a rich history that inspires architectural creativity even now. Green roofs at the roots: from ancient practices to Read More...

Extending conservation across

Extending conservation across 1% of the planet: A crucial strategy for biodiversity preservation

In an important breakthrough, a recent study conducted by esteemed scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Durham University, and Princeton University reveals a powerful solution to preserve Earth's biodiversity. According to a press release from Durham University, the study Read More...