Biodiversity News

Air pollution has a detrimental effect to the health of Giant Asian honeybees

Researchers have analysed the effects of pollution on one of India’s most important pollinators, the Giant Asian honeybee.

Biodiversity cold spots could be the ideal environment for rapid diversification

Researchers have identified biodiversity cold spots as the ideal environment for rapid diversification, contradicting previous studies.

New research identifies ‘megatrends’ affecting forests

Researchers from academic, governmental and international organisations have identified five large-scale ‘megatrends’ that are likely to have a large impact on forests and forest communities over the coming decade

Predicting habitat loss in 2100

A study by the University of Cambridge, UK, used hundreds of years of data to determine the scale of habitat loss in 2100. In a...

Addressing desertification in the Sahel

CNRS’s Deborah Goffner spoke to The Innovation Platform’s International Editor, Clifford Holt, about how desertification in the Sahel is being addressed. The impacts of climate...

Using AI to monitor coral reefs

Researchers from the Arizona State University, USA, have generated a global coral reef extent map using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model capable of predicting...

Preparing for the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System

In preparation for the launch of the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System, the BioMonitor project participated in this year’s Community of Practice Workshop hosted by...

European biodiversity: 81% of protected habitat in poor condition

The European Commission has published its latest assessment of European biodiversity and a comprehensive overview of the most vulnerable...

Research suggests the Amazon rainforest could soon become a savanna

A large part of the Amazon rainforest is approaching a tipping point where it could soon become a savanna-type ecosystem, according to new research. The...

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...

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.