Tag Archives: biodiversity
Why did the tapir cross the road? Because it had reflective stickers
Over one million animals are killed on roads every day. But for the tapir of South America, a flashy new accessory may keep them safe from oncoming traffic.
The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands
Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.
Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar
Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.
What does the term ‘endangered species’ really mean?
Do you know what the term “endangered species” really means? Far from a simple concept, the term is one of the biggest misnomers in the field of conservation.
6 ways Brazil is saving the Amazon
Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have plummeted 80% in the last decade thanks to the establishment of new protected areas, satellite monitoring of deforestation, cooperation by agricultural industries, and international contributions.