Biodiversity News

UK commits to protecting 30% of natural environment by 2030

Today, the British Prime Minister will commit to protecting 30% of the UK’s natural environment and biodiversity by 2030. National parks, ‘areas of outstanding natural...

Climate change and biodiversity: The state of the world’s forests

Will Simonson, Senior Programme Officer for Climate Change and Biodiversity at the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), discusses some of the...

The significance of mangroves and their ecosystems

Kusuto Nanjo from the National Fisheries University, Japan, explains why mangroves and their ecosystems must be conserved and managed. Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs...

Innovators train AI models to help measure biodiversity in birds

An innovative team of researchers have successfully used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further their understanding of biodiversity in birds, by training computers to recognise...

Improving tropical forest conservation through interdisciplinary research

Dr Peter Beck, Professor and Coordinator of Environmental Science and Policy at St. Edward’s University, describes tropical deforestation as a ‘wicked’ problem, and discusses...

The management and conservation of animal genetic resources

Coralie Danchin from the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources discusses some of the reasons why obtaining animal genetic resources is important. The...

Funding for sustainable and innovative methods of ensuring bee health

The Executive Committee of COLOSS announces a new three year funding package to develop sustainable and innovative methods of ensuring bee health. This funding comes...

A world without wetlands is a world without water

The Innovation Platform speaks to Wetlands International Europe about how healthy and restored wetlands can contribute as nature-based solutions...

Scientists develop a new model for protecting deep sea fauna

A team of researchers have developed an innovative method of outlining protected areas for deep sea fauna in the Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone. In Journal of...

Using biochar to increase biodiversity in soil

Standard Bio uses char based products to enhance soil, animal feed supplements and filtering systems to help promote a sustainable carbon capturing future. There are...

Incinerators: ensuring biosecurity in farms

IGE distribute and maintain incinerators manufactured with multi-layered refractory bricks of the highest quality, with less than 12% porosity, making them the most fuel-efficient...

Does bark beetle-caused tree mortality lead to more severe wildfires?

The Innovation Platform (TIP) welcomes Carolyn Hull Sieg, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, to discuss the effects bark beetles have...

Biodiversity

The term biodiversity refers to the variety of the life in any area. From the land to the sea, a biodiverse natural environment allows for a thriving ecosystem where each species plays an important role.

Biodiversity can play a crucial role in food production, it ensures the productivity of our soil, our crops and our livestock.