Governments might be able to prevent future pandemics by investing as little as $22 billion a year in programs to curb wildlife trafficking and stem the destruction of tropical forests.
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In a survey of over 300 conservationists in 85 countries, 70 percent report critical work has been postponed or canceled.
There is a fundamental and often-overlooked connection between pandemics such as the current COVID-19 crisis and our animal-based food system, says a major new report.
New Research: More Than Half of Americans Are Willing to Eat More Plant-Based Foods, But Most Lack Information
Half of Americans surveyed said that they would eat more plant-based foods if they had more information. However, 70% rarely or never talk about this issue.
The findings not only challenge a long-accepted theory around lifespan, but also suggest new evidence that global warming could have a huge impact on the life expectancy among cold-blooded species.
The study analyzed the effects of noise in over one hundred species, and concluded that noise pollution affecting animals is the norm, not the exception.
When the loss of species rapidly outpaces the formation of new species, this balance can be tipped enough to elicit what are known as “mass extinction” events.
Exposure to artificial light in coral reefs is stifling the clownfish’s ability to reproduce, further impacting the species made famous by the movie Finding Nemo.
The project is one of the first to use an advanced computer model to simulate the genetic and demographic outcomes of a species reintroduction by projecting 200 years into the future.
One surprising finding in this study was that when deciding how much to feed birds, people prioritized natural factors, such as cold weather, more than time and money.
You might think that mowing fields wouldn’t benefit monarch butterfly populations. New research from Michigan State University, however, shows that disturbances like mowing – at key times – might help boost the iconic butterfly’s numbers.
Pollinator populations are falling amid what has been termed an “insect pollinator health crisis,” and in the absence of sweeping international or federal action on this issue, it falls to state legislatures to come up with innovative solutions.