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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...

Creek running through the rainforest in India's Western Ghats mountains

This all-female rainforest team is protecting India’s endangered flora

One of the most alarming effects of climate change is the toll it takes on global biodiversity. While these impacts are only expected to exacerbate over time if we don’t act with urgency, some natural parts of the world are already feeling the sting of global warming. Among these places is Read More...

New flower species discovered

New flower species discovered in 100-million-year-old amber fossil

You might know amber for its aesthetic appeal, but for paleontologists, the gemstone is a thrilling way to find answers to big questions about the evolution, extinction, and conservation of ancient ecosystems. One of the latest amber discoveries to offer such extraordinary insights comes from Read More...