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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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Bold sustained action gives hope for wild Pacific Salmon conservation

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Bold sustained action gives hope for wild Pacific Salmon conservation

Nearly half of the Fraser's wild Pacific salmon populations are set to decline - but it’s not too late to boost their chances of recovery.

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Narwhals exhibit fear responses to seismic survey ship noise.

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Narwhals exhibit fear responses to seismic survey ship noise.

Scientists deployed monitoring devices on narwhals to monitor physiological responses to seismic air gun pulses.

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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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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

Sophisticated population modeling sheds light on decades long confusion surrounding the impact of invasive mice on the critically endangered Tristan Albatross.

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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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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the areas in Europe and North Africa where the construction of wind turbines or power lines is likely to increase the risk of death for migrating birds.

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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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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

Researchers present a powerful new tool for monitoring trade of endangered fish in Hong Kong wet markets using environmental DNA (eDNA).

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

A new study points the way for reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and US public lands through place names in national parks.

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

New study is one of the first to to show that computer vision can accurately measure physical characteristics from digital collections and test species’ responses to climate changes.

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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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