Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Roughly one in every 50 species of plant and vertebrate land animal lives there and nowhere else….Read More >
Biodiversity: where the world is making progress – and where it’s not
The future of biodiversity hangs in the balance. World leaders are gathering to review international targets and make new pledges for action to stem wildlife declines. Depending on whether you are a glass half-full…Read More >
Tiger King: why can’t we just release America’s captive tigers into the wild?
The recent Netflix series Tiger King begins with a shocking statistic: the captive tiger population in the US of 7,000 or so is almost double the total wild population of around…Read More >
How to discover the wildlife wonders of your own garden
Being stuck at home during lockdown could be a golden opportunity to reset your connection with nature say ecologists Mark Fellowes and Ian Rotherham. If you’re lucky, you’ll still have…Read More >
The butterfly effect
Think you’re an individual? Here are seven reasons why you’re not
Reading ecologist Professor Tom Oliver has written a new book, The Self Delusion, which explores how people, animals, plants and the planet we live on are all intimately connected –…Read More >
How did mammals (and maybe dinosaurs) get so big?
Evolving the ability to walk on tiptoes helped mammals become the chunkiest animals on the planet, according to new research by evolutionary biologist Dr Manabu Sakamoto. But could it also…Read More >
Tracking the silent changes to the UK’s biodiversity
The vast numbers and diversity of living things that populate our planet are in catastrophic decline – referred to by many scientists as Earth’s sixth mass extinction. But as Matthew Greenwell and…Read More >