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Coverage of biodiversity conservation since March 4, 2021.

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Q&A: Can ‘nature-based solutions’ help address climate change?

"...“Actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits. They are underpinned by benefits that flow from healthy ecosystems and target major challenges like climate change, disaster risk reduction, food and water security, health and are critical to economic development. ”..."

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From the Field: Saving the Mongolian musk

"...The Ensuring Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE) of Green Landscapes in Mongolia project, integrates biodiversity conservation and sustainable land and forest management, and covers the full range of Mongolia’s diverse ecological zones, from dry deserts, to steppe, boreal forests, and alpine mountain ranges..."

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Most of Canada’s marine protected areas still threatened by oil and gas, dumping and trawling: report The Narwhal

"...However, the new CPAWS assessment, which was based on the marine protected areas guide, found that of 17 marine areas currently protected by either Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada or Environment and Climate Change Canada, “seven MPAs are strongly protected, eight are weakly protected and two are incompatible with biodiversity conservation. ” ..."

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Pink flamingos return to Kazakhstan’s capital in time for World Migratory Bird Day

"...“Migratory birds bear witness to and are impacted by, the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution,” said Inger Andersen, head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)..."

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World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversity

"...Returning to cities, the implications of Lenore’s work are exciting. If even small, fragmented patches of habitat are important for biodiversity conservation, we can no longer overlook cities. Every patch of native habitat counts, including your favourite local forest or wetland..."

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Baylor study evaluates biodiversity impacts of alternative energy strategies

"...WACO, Texas (July 13, 2021) - Climate change mitigation efforts have led to shifts from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy. However, renewable energy sources require significant land and could come at a cost to ecosystems. A new study led by Ryan McManamay, Ph..."

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How we measure biodiversity can have profound impacts on land-use

"...The world's human population is expanding, which means even more agricultural land will be needed to provide food for this growing population. However, choosing which areas to convert is difficult and depends on agricultural and environmental priorities, which can vary widely..."

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Limited value of tree plantations for biodiversity conservation

"...In light of declining natural forests, tree plantations may seem like a good way to replace forest habitats. But what are the possible benefits of these plantations for biological diversity? A team of researchers led by led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) investigated this question using the example of beetles. Beetles account for 27% of all insect species worldwide and are often used as indicators for the effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity..."

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Scientists call for climate projections as part of more robust biodiversity conservation

"...Scientists have called for the use of climate projections in conservation planning, to ensure that areas most at risk from biodiversity loss and climate impacts are protected. Protected areas are often created in areas of low population density and remote locations, rather than because of their biodiversity conservation potential. Conservation planning in tropical forests especially tends to be less rigorous and climate rarely taken into account, they said..."

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Transforming crop and timber production could reduce species extinction risk by 40%

"...Ensuring sustainability of crop and timber production would mitigate the greatest drivers of terrestrial wildlife decline, responsible for 40% of the overall extinction risk of amphibians, birds and mammals, according to a paper published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution. These results were generated using a new metric which, for the first time, allows business, governments and civil society to assess their potential contributions to stemming global species loss, and can be used to calculate national, regional, sector-based, or institution-specific targets. The work was led by the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Post-2020 Taskforce, hosted by Newcastle University (UK), in collaboration with scientists from 54 institutions in 21 countries around the world..."

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Yale researchers create map of undiscovered life

"...For Walter Jetz, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale who spearheaded the Map of Life project, the new effort is a moral imperative that can help support biodiversity discovery and preservation around the world..."

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Species are our livelihoods

"...Functioning ecosystems provide the basis for security, basic material needs, health, social interaction and individual liberty. This is how the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005 described it, dividing ecosystem services into the following categories: The provisioning services; goods such as food, water, firewood and timber, the regulating services; pollination, water filtering function of the soil, flood and erosion protection, and the cultural services; recreation, places of inspiration, and education. Many of these services are indirectly and directly linked to the presence of species..."

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Jobs in biodiversity conservation

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Camp Counsellor 1

"...biodiversity, collections, facilities, educational and conservation programs, RBG is a top-rated regional tourist attraction and a global leader in its sector..."

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Bio 24R - Cdc Zoologist

"...biodiversity by collecting and sharing scientific data and information about species and ecosystems occurring in the province..."

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Project Coordinator – Mentorship Position

"...Work on research, data gathering, and consultations to support the work of ECCCO..."

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Intern, Marine Conservation Shipping

"...Experience working with climate and biodiversity online engagement would be considered an asset..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention biodiversity conservation.

Jodi Hilty, "Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation" (Island Press,

Duration: 54:51

"...In Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation, 2nd Edition (Island Press, 2019), Dr..."

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Zoos are more key to conservation than ever, Bronx Zoo director says

Duration: 32:08

"...Jim Breheny is the director of the Bronx Zoo in New York City and joins us to discuss the contributions zoos make to global biodiversity conservation..."

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Getting social for science and conservation

Duration: 28:55

"...Diogo Verissimo says social sciences can boost biodiversity conservation, and as one of the top researchers focused on adapting marketing principles for conservation, he should know..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about biodiversity conservation relevant to the latest news.

Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: different non-crop habitats increase diversity of ground-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera)

"...These results suggest that different greening measures are effective in promoting the biodiversity of beetles, and that permanent grassland fallows are essential for nature conservation..."

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Examining/Interrogating the Literature on the Impact of Human Activity on Protected Areas and the Pathway for a New Conceptual

"...The significance of protected areas in biodiversity conservation, zoonotic diseases control, local economic development, and the ecosystem services which sets the relevance of their protection and contribution towards sustainable development arenas is discussed..."

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Ecological Impacts of Land Conversion on Wildlife Conservation: A Case of Construction Sector in Tanzania

"...The obvious identified ecological impacts of construction projects include habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and blockage of migratory corridors and loss of dispersal areas, increased poaching rates, pollution, and disturbance to wildlife..."

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Assessing the synergistic value of ecosystem services in European beech forests

"...Here, we address this issue and compute the value of multiple ecosystem services (wood production, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation) linked to European beech forests, considering local economic conditions..."

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Understanding the changing role of global public health in biodiversity conservation

"...Major international conservation groups now comprehensively center larger human?nature imbalances not only as problems of global public health but as a core challenge of the conservation movement, alongside habitat destruction, biodiversity loss and climate change..."

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Small-scale private forest owners and the European Natura 2000 conservation network: perceived ecosystem services, management p

"...We conducted a quantitative survey (n?=?1671) in Northwest Germany focusing on the perceived importance of ecosystem services, the performance of management practices, nature conservation attitudes, as well as stand characteristics of small-scale private forest owners with and without Natura 2000 sites..."

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Changing Paradigm in Transboundary Landscape Management: A Retrospect from the Hindu Kush Himalaya

"...The region has been in spotlight for being part of the 36 ?Global Biodiversity Hotspot? and ?Crises Ecoregions? as well as climate change hotspot..."

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The forest restoration frontier

"...The large international programs and projects since the beginning of the twenty-first century promote forest restoration for biodiversity conservation, regulatory ecosystem services and improving wellbeing of resident populations..."

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Ethnobotanical knowledge of home garden plant species and its effect on home garden plant diversity in Thies region of Senegal

"...This study expresses home gardens as diversified agroecosystems for sustainable biodiversity conservation of useful plant species..."

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The content, composition, and influencing factors of organic carbon in the sediments of two types of constructed wetlands

"...Constructed wetland is a common measure for water purification and biodiversity conservation, but the mechanism of carbon storage is still unclear..."

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