Biodiversity

There is a dramatic decline in animal species populations all over the world. On land, species are declining mainly because of habitat loss and degradation driven by food production.

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Biodiversity

With countries across the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts attending a Global Land-scapes Forum digital conference discussed the role of biodiversity in the context of diseases passed on from…

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Biodiversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recently announced that none of its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2020 had been reached. Preparing for the next generation of biodiversity goals for 2030 and 2050, an…

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Biodiversity

The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity aimed to build political momentum for the Convention on Biodiversity’s Conference of the Parties (COP15), in Kunming, China in 2021, where world leaders will agree to an…

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Biodiversity

UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report offers an authoritative overview of the state of nature. It is a final report card on progress against the 20 global biodiversity targets agreed in 2010 with a 2020 deadline, and…

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Biodiversity

This report sheds a light on the critical role and the benefits of forest-dependent pollinators, explaining that forest management practices can have significant effects on pollinator abundance and diversity.

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Biodiversity

Species defaunation, i.e., the extinction of animal species due to overhunting and habitat loss, has been identified in a study as a main trigger for the global biodiversity crisis.

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Biodiversity

Human impacts on biodiversity are increasingly being viewed as a possible cause of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The topic was addressed as part of a series of live interviews with experts on linkages between COVID-19…

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Biodiversity

Many countries benefit from ecosystem services provided outside their frontiers. However, we hardly know how and where such ecosystem service flows occur. A new study evaluates and quantifies different ecosystem service…

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Biodiversity

What economic benefits do farmers and foresters derive from working with multiple species rather than just one? Scientists say that when it is necessary to make compromises between different services or between economic…

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