Biodiversity

Without world-wide crop diversity and its conservation, there would be no food and nutrition security. This is why efforts have to be made to preserve as many species and genetic variants as possible. These were the core…

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Biodiversity

Two major scientific publications have just revealed some surprising findings about the world’s plant biodiversity. The first refutes a widely accepted theory: the climate is not the only factor explaining biodiversity…

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Biodiversity

Africa's protected areas (PAs) are the last stronghold of the continent's unique biodiversity, but they appear increasingly threatened by climate change, substantial human population growth, and land-use change.

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Biodiversity

More effort is needed to preserve the rich diversity of nature, according to the latest version of the Red List of Threatened Species.

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Biodiversity

50,000 wild species meet the needs of billions of people worldwide, and for millions they are an important source of income. 70 per cent of the world’s poor are directly dependent on wild species. However, many species…

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Biodiversity

Germany’s environment and development ministries (BMUV and BMZ) are seeking to make the restoration of ecosystems a priority topic at the forthcoming UN nature summit, which is expected to be held in the People’s…

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Biodiversity

We already have the solutions to halt global biodiversity loss right in front of us – in the form of the circular economy, a new study says.

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Biodiversity

A team of Swiss and Canadian researchers has shown that plant communities can be reliably monitored using imaging spectroscopy, which in the future will be possible via satellite. This paves the way for near real-time…

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Biodiversity

Until now, measures to protect climate and biodiversity have often been developed in parallel, but many approaches can protect both climate and biodiversity.

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Biodiversity

Experts highlight ten key areas of biodiversity, each of which, in turn, is inextricably linked to all the others. The “10 Must-Knows” on biodiversity range from climate stress for forests to the corona virus that has…

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