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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Biodiversity

Even the smallest insects can be reliably documented using satellite data, researchers report. Consequently, free radar data can offer an alternative to high-resolution laser scan data.

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Biodiversity

Around 20 per cent of the world's agricultural areas yields less than it did 20 years ago. The disruption of biological pest control and pollination occurring in monotonous agricultural landscapes leads to significant…

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Biodiversity

Threatened species between conservation and income generation for local communities were in focus at the World Wildlife Conference (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland. During a two-week meeting, delegates from 169 nations…

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Biodiversity

Conservation measures to preserve biodiversity are urgently necessary. According to scientists, the situation is far more serious than previously assumed. One study investigates the influence on biodiversity of…

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A variety of fruits and vegetables symbolising agrobiodiversity.
Biodiversity

The first Agrobiodiversity Index Report brings together data on dimensions of agrobiodiversity in ten countries to measure food system sustainability and resilience.

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A herd of wildebeest grazing in the light green grass in the African savannah.
Biodiversity

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) sounds the alarm in its Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, noting that the number of species that…

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