Indigenous peoples own or manage at least one quarter of world’s land surface

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world's land surface according to a new study published...

Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent species loss

Tropical forests are rich in carbon and biodiversity. As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests...

Highly endangered Amur leopards remain in China and Russia

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the...

Financial incentives create critical waterbird habitat in extreme drought

Projections by climate scientists suggest that severe droughts may become more frequent over the next century, with significant impacts to wildlife habitat. Fortunately, new...

If you build it, the birds will come — if it meets their criteria

A study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents a case study on how bird surveys can better inform conservation and vegetation restoration efforts. Previous conservation...

What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?

Koalas have long captured people's hearts and minds thanks to their cuddly features and seemingly relaxed demeanor. Now, in a collaborative study by the Koala...

World’s poorest people are bearing the costs of forest conservation

Tropical forests are important to all of us on the planet. As well as being home for rare and fascinating biodiversity (like the lemurs...

Piping plovers want people to get off their lawn

A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents negative associations between anthropogenic disturbance (human recreational use of beaches, coastal modifications) and Piping Plovers on their...

Scale is a key ingredient when tracking biodiversity

To fully understand biodiversity and how it is changing, you need to look near, far, and in-between, according to a new study. Researchers at Yale...

Can forensics save the world’s most-trafficked mammal?

A pioneering new project trials fingerprinting techniques to battle pangolin poaching. Forensic fingerprinting techniques will now be used in the battle against illegal wildlife trade...

It’s go time for Hawaiian bird conservation

A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents some of the best guidance to date on the priorities and actions that can be taken to...

Lynxes in danger

For some years now larger wild animals - such as lynxes, wolves, and bears - have been spreading out across Europe as existing populations...

Monarchs ride west coast winds

After five years and nearly 15,000 tagged butterflies, scientists now have proof that Monarch butterflies migrate from the Pacific Northwest to California in late...

Climate change to overtake land use as major threat to global biodiversity

Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles...

Conservation of lions can be maintained by interdisciplinary cooperation

The conservation of lions, while maintaining the well-being of people that live around them, is a complex problem that should be addressed by a...