Credit: Gerry Allen A biodiversity survey in the waters of Ataúro Island, situated 36 kilometres (22 miles) north of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, conducted by NGO Conservation International (CI) in July has revealed that the island hosts the highest average fish diversity globally. The 10 study sites averaged 253 reef fish […]


Credit: Lancaster University International efforts to conserve tropical forest species will fail unless they control logging, wildfires and fragmentation in the remaining forests, according to ground-breaking new research published in the world’s leading scientific journal Nature. The Lancaster University-led study, ‘Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from […]


Indigenous society. Credit: Romain Duda / Enlarge A new study of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) led by Dr Victoria Reyes-García recommends implementing biocultural conservation policies which take into account indigenous societies, their cultures and the changes they are facing. Despite […]


Dungbeetle. Credit: Lancaster University The loss of plant and animal species around the world due to human activities could have been significantly underestimated due to a commonly used scientific method, according to a new study. Lancaster University researchers and Brazilian colleagues went to the Amazon forest to measure dung beetle […]