Biodiversity in Danger

Biodiversity is in peril. One of the major factors causing the augmenting biodiversity loss is related to habitat loss from anthropogenic pressure.

Can Biodiversity Persist In The Face Of Climate Change?

Predictions made over the last decade about the impacts of climate change on biodiversity may be exaggerated, according to a paper published in the journal Science.

Niche Differences In Biodiversity: Species' Differences Are Responsible For Their Coexistence

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have found strong evidence that niche differences are critical to biodiversity. Their findings are published online in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

Why Fertilization Results In Loss Of Plant Biodiversity

When grasslands are fertilized their productivity is increased but their plant diversity is diminished. In the last 50 years levels of plant-available nitrogen and phosphorous have doubled worldwide.

New Keys To Keeping A Diverse Planet

Variation in plants and animals gives us a rich and robust assemblage of foods, medicines, industrial materials and recreation activities.

New Study Explores Patterns In Species Diversity And Genetic Diversity

As scientists, conservationists, and policy-makers wrestle with how to balance development with maintaining biodiversity, it's important to understand what controls patterns of biodiversity...

Some Biofuels Risk Biodiversity And Could End Up Harming Environment

Biofuels are widely considered one of the most promising sources of renewable energy by policy makers and environmentalists alike.

Is Biofuel Policy Harming European Biodiversity?

Current estimates state that transport is responsible for about 25% of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

100 Questions To Conserve Global Biodiversity

Conservation experts from 24 world-leading organisations including the WWF, Conservation International and Birdlife International have identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, would help conserve global biodiversity.

Small Number Of Partnerships Make Substantial Contribution To Biodiversity

For years, international policy on the environment and biodiversity has not just been the concern of governments.

Cross-Border Conservation Efforts Can Yield Better Results at Less Cost

Coordination of conservation efforts across national boundaries could achieve significantly higher results and at less cost than conservation actions planned within individual states, researchers have found.

Biodiversity and development challenges in Africa

The imperative to improve human well-being can place multiple and often competing demands on ecosystems.

Eastern Africa and biodiversity

Eastern Africa’s biological diversity reflects its position astride the equator and the high variability of landscapes and aquatic ecosystems.

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

The projected climatic changes in the Arctic, particularly the projected decrease in sea-ice extent and thickness, will result in increased accessibility to the open ocean and surrounding coastal areas.

Monumental Debt-for-Nature Swap Provides $20 Million To Protect Biodiversity In Madagascar

The largest debt-for-nature swap agreement in Madagascar’s history was just signed between the Government of Madagascar and the Government of France, allocating roughly $20 million (13 million Euros) to preserve Madagascar’s rich biodiversity

Biofuels And Biodiversity Don't Mix, Ecologists Warn

Rising demand for palm oil will decimate biodiversity unless producers and politicians can work together to preserve as much remaining natural forest as possible

Biodiversity Loss Puts People At Risk: World Wildlife Fund

Future generations face hunger, thirst, disease and disaster if we carry on losing biodiversity.

Oil Palm Research In Context: Identifying The Need For Biodiversity Assessment

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivation has expanded dramatically in recent decades and is frequently cited as a major threat to tropical biodiversity.

Making Protected Areas Pay Biodiversity Dividends

With human activity pushing more and more species to the brink of extinction

Biodiversity: It's In The Water

New research challenges current thinking about biodiversity and opens up new avenues for predicting how climate change or human activity may affect biodiversity patterns.