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Colombia peace deal brings new threat to country’s rainforest

A historic peace treaty which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation in Colombia, scientists have warned. The...

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...

Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species?

A team of researchers believe that, paradoxically, climate change may result in Quebec's national and provincial parks becoming biodiversity refuges of continental importance as...

Location of protected areas vital to wildlife survival

Location, location, location is not just a buzzword for homebuyers. A new study, by 17 conservation scientists and environmental scholars, say the exact location of...

Scientists trace prioritary areas for conservation

Identifying priority areas for action is a major challenge in biodiversity conservation projects. A group of researchers have chosen an approach based on past...

A bird in the bush equals money in the hand

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Foundations of Success (FOS) finds that an ecotourism strategy based on "direct payments," where...

Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species

Carefully managed fires generate the maximum diversity of birds and mammals in savannas, new research from the University of York suggests. In the first continent-wide...

Priorities for well-connected protected areas

Only one-third of the world´s countries, and half of EU Member States, currently meet global targets when it comes to the connectivity of their...

Social media reveals visitor activities in national parks

Researchers from the Digital Geography at the University of Helsinki have been studying whether social media data could be used to understand visitor's activities...

Can African protected areas support elephant population?

Despite some forest loss, Mozambique's sprawling Niassa National Reserve has the potential to support tens of thousands of elephants and 1,000 lions according to...

Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a cost-effective combination of interviews...

Why does land cover change in African savannas?

A new study by Virginia Tech researchers tracks land cover changes in the Chobe district of Northern Botswana and provides information that will allow...

Saving endangered species over our dead bodies

The secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher. The ARC Center of Excellence...

Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming

National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are...