Areas with natural buffers from the effects of climate change could play a vital role in conservation efforts. New research helps to better understand them.
Tsarasaotra Park, located in the center of Antananarivo, is one of the few remaining refuges for the waterbirds of Madagascar's highlands. The fast pace of urbanization in the capital is degrading the park's biodiversity and putting the birds at risk.
The North American Breeding Bird Survey, a large-scale citizen science project started in 1966, is the basis of a newly-released study on migratory bird habitats and climate change.
One of the first things people noticed were the birds. Once the stay-at-home orders were in place and the sounds of traffic and business dimmed, the birds seemed louder.
With reduced human interference and pollution, birds are staying in sanctuaries a bit longer and injuries to marine animals have come down.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.