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Climate change increases wasp range, threatening West Coast oak savannas

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Climate change increases wasp range, threatening West Coast oak savannas

Warming temperatures have allowed oak gall wasps to invade and potentially overwhelm new ecosystems, as they escape their natural predators.

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The irreplaceable roles of crocodiles and relatives are at risk of being lost

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The irreplaceable roles of crocodiles and relatives are at risk of being lost

As the risk of extinction for crocodilians grows, the unique ecosystem roles these reptiles fulfil are also at risk.

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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

Agri-environment schemes can significantly increase local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production.

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Recovering biodiversity in Brazil's pioneering Atlantic Forest through conservation and ecological restoration

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Recovering biodiversity in Brazil's pioneering Atlantic Forest through conservation and ecological restoration

To recover biodiversity and ecosystem services natural remnants of old forests must be conserved alongside new restoration projects.

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Agri-Environmental Strategy Could Boost Crop Productivity and Pollination

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Agri-Environmental Strategy Could Boost Crop Productivity and Pollination

Green infrastructure near agricultural land is essential for pollinator conservation and boosting crop productivity.

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Brazil's ecosystem restoration benefits both people and planet

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Brazil's ecosystem restoration benefits both people and planet

Up to 2.5 million jobs could be generated through ecosystem restoration if Brazil meets its target of restoring 12 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.

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Research with a bite

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Research with a bite

Scientists at the University of Bonn present a sensor system that can measure the bite force of insects.

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

Simulated full length Antarctic winters show an increased likelihood of midge survival under colder conditions.

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Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

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Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species.

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

A report by the British Ecological Society says that the UK government’s 30x30 commitment offers the opportunity to revitalise the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery.

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Rolling wildflower blocks: benefits for biodiversity

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Rolling wildflower blocks: benefits for biodiversity

Rolling wildflower blocks could be the more effective compensation measurement against insect decline than flower strips.

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Biodiversity loss has knock-on effects on global markets

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Biodiversity loss has knock-on effects on global markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies, impact large, developed economies.

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Restoring tropical peatlands supports bird diversity without impacting livelihoods

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Restoring tropical peatlands supports bird diversity without impacting livelihoods

A new study has found that oil palm can be farmed more sustainably on peatlands by re-wetting the land.

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Scientists estimate invasive insects will kill 1.4 million US street trees by 2050

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Scientists estimate invasive insects will kill 1.4 million US street trees by 2050

A new study estimates that over the next 30 years, damage to US street trees from invasive insects could cost over 900 million dollars.

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Research demonstrates value ‘injurious weeds’ can bring to both pollinators and biodiversity

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Research demonstrates value ‘injurious weeds’ can bring to both pollinators and biodiversity

A new study demonstrates that weeds are far more valuable in supporting biodiversity than we give them credit for.

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