One in four freshwater organisms are currently at risk of extinction, but saving aquatic species can be more difficult than conserving their land-based counterparts as they are inherently less visible to the human eye and less accessible to researchers. To address this, … [Read more...] about Environmental DNA monitoring is the conservation tool of the future
Climate change is a huge threat to the world’s coral reefs, but targeted conservation efforts can help buy us time in saving these critical marine ecosystems. To help citizens, scientists, and policymakers better understand the world’s reefs, the Allen Coral Atlas has recently … [Read more...] about Collaborative project yields first high-resolution map of the world’s coral reefs
The life of a manatee is not an easy one, especially over the past couple of years. Luckily, you can help ensure that these aquatic creatures get more protection, but first, we should discuss their plight. During the first half of this year up until early July, at least 841 … [Read more...] about Manatees are struggling this year! Here’s how we can help.
With intensifying fires and floods, the climate crisis is making itself very difficult to ignore these days, but a project in the UK plans to address both of these issues by restoring the dry and barren landscape of a moor near Manchester. Over the past six months, … [Read more...] about Peatlands restoration project will absorb carbon like a sponge
"It's not whether animals will survive, it's whether man has the will to save them." - Anthony D. Williams BY Amelia Buckley Coming around a bend along a trail in Glacier National Park, I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. Just ten feet ahead of me, standing … [Read more...] about The Optimist View: Honoring the Animals