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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

ZSL-led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalise on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss.

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

Immediate conservation activities could secure habitats in South America’s largest tropical dry forest

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

Research by conservationists at the University of Kent has found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the güiña wildcat in Chile.

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance.

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

Ecologists have developed a new method to prioritize natural sites for restoration actions aimed to improve the provision of ecosystem services.

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The road to recovery: Closing roads counters effects of habitat loss for grizzly bears

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The road to recovery: Closing roads counters effects of habitat loss for grizzly bears

It’s simple math, says scientist Clayton Lamb. The closer grizzly bears are to humans, the more ways there are for bears to die. Put more simply, more roads equals fewer grizzly bears.

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Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters and algae

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Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters and algae

Warm waters and algae tend to precede bird deaths in the Great Lakes, likely because they promote the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria.

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Degrading coral reefs bad news for commercial fishing

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Degrading coral reefs bad news for commercial fishing

The degradation of coral reef fisheries is bad for fisheries in the long term, a new study published in Journal of Applied Ecology reveals.

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

A joint statement from ecological societies on the value of cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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Dolphin and bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting

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Dolphin and bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting

A new article challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes.

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Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging

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Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging

Newly developed acoustic loggers are able to record sounds of shotguns and chainsaws, shedding light on the frequency and patterns of illegal exploitation

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Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar

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Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar

A new drone-based method allows estimating crop damage in a fast, standardised and objective manner.

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How fires are changing the tundra’s face

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How fires are changing the tundra’s face

Two young ecologists from the University of Münster are studying the serious consequences fires can have for vegetation, soils and some endangered bird species.

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

At the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent, Belgium this week, researchers will share their experience of working with members of the public to create a network of motion-sensing camera traps for wildlife monitoring.

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Show me your leaves - Health check for urban trees

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Show me your leaves - Health check for urban trees

This week at the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent, Belgium researchers from KU Leuven will present a fast, cost-efficient and objective method to map, evaluate and monitor the health of urban trees.

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