Tag Archives: biodiversity

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These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015

In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!

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Why is Indonesia on fire, and what can you do to help?

Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.

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Google Street View offers new insights for conservation

Google Street View is nothing new, but scientists are embracing the technology to inform their research like never before.

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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.

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The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands

Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.

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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.

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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.