Tree coring: only a flesh wound?
We can extract a lot of information from core samples taken from trees, but we may risk the health of valuable trees doing so. How do we find a balance between research and conservation?
Cost-effective conservation helps species bounce back from brink
A new approach to help ecosystems bounce back after human disturbances was applied to a simulated disaster at Ningaloo Reef, and is applicable for decision-makers in other marine and terrestrial contexts.
Conservation parks are growing, so why are species still declining?
It’s now five years since the International Year of Biodiversity, and nearly 15% of Earth’s land surface is protected in parks and reserves. By 2020, we should reach the agreed global target of 17%. This is good news for species diversity, right? Not really.
The lure of the camera trap
Scientists have been developing smart new ways of using cameras to deepen our knowledge of ecosystems and their animals.