Agricultural biodiversity: Different perceptions in science and practice

Agriculture and biodiversity are closely interlinked. Scientist often comment on agricultural practice, but these advices are rarely translated into their practice. A study looks into why that may be. Read more at or in Maas et al. (2021) Photo taken from by Matthias Tschumi

More effective protected areas needed to halt biodiversity loss

During the last 30 years, insects and spiders of protected natural areas of the UK suffered a great decline, that seems to be hard to halt. This fact has initiated a study focusing on the nature reserve in the UK and their comparison to unprotected areas. The results showed that nature reserves protect more species…
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Half the wetlands in Europe lost in past 300 years, researchers calculate

It was not very clear how many wetlands were left until recently. Some estimates suggested between 28 – 87% has been destroyed since 1700. For the first time, researchers combined global historical records with maps of today’s wetlands to create a more accurate global picture and found an estimated 20% of all wetlands destroyed. Europe, however,…
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New IPPC report about global warming of 1,5°C

The new IPPC report was released and you can read it there. Problem of the land degradation is highlighted there, same as deforestation and we should act now, before it’s too late.

Successful reintroduction of chequered skipper butterflies in U.K.

Conservationist from Butterfly Conservation succesfuly brought back once extinct butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon back to England nature. Read more at The Ecologist

Reintroduction of wildcats in England

After 150 years, the wildcats coming back to England. Conservationist Derek Gow, who is an expert on mammal reintroductions, is building England’s first wildcat breeding complex in Devon. In three years there should be first wildcats back in the wild. Read more in Independent’s Return of England’s wildcats: animals to be reintroduced after being declared…
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Deaths of birds in the Mediterranean basin: harvesting olives at night

Nature reveals terrible news about intensive olive farming in southern countries in the article Stop harvesting olives at night — it kills millions of songbirds

Amazing news from Mexico – Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

News like this help us to continue in our work. Look at this article in Science