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Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests

The cloud forests of Honduras can seem like an otherworldly place, where the trees are thick with life that takes in water straight from...

Scientists in Fiji examine how forest conservation helps coral reefs

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa), WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups are discovering how forest conservation in Fiji...

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...

New map shows many old-growth forests remain In Europe

Though you might read about deep, dark woods in fairy tales, the prevailing story today is that very little European old-growth forest remains. But...

Small changes in rainforests cause big damage to fish ecosystems

Freshwater fish diversity is harmed as much by selective logging in rainforests as they are by complete deforestation, according to a new study. Researchers had...

Norfolk’s iconic swallowtail butterfly at risk from climate change

Norfolk's butterflies, bees, bugs, birds, trees and mammals are at major risk from climate change as temperatures rise -- according to new research from...

Rutgers student on front lines of orangutan conservation

Deep in a tropical forest in Borneo 15 years ago, Rutgers student Didik Prasetyo first encountered a young male orangutan that he named "Jerry." The...

A global conflict: Agricultural production vs. biodiversity

Increasing agricultural production usually leads to various negative side effects in agricultural landscapes, such as local decline in wildlife and loss of ecosystem functions....

Maize fields entice geese to winter in Denmark

More and more geese remain in Denmark for the winter. They forage in the growing number of maize fields all over the country. Researchers...

Deforestation making Indonesia warmer

In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New...