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Extinction is not inevitable. These species were saved

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.
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Climate refugia: Protecting biodiversity in the face of climate change

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.
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Climate Refugia: Protecting biodiversity in the face of climate change

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.
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Florida manatee deaths up 20% as Covid-19 threatens recovery

The apparent environmental upside of Covid-19, such as lower pollution and emissions, isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask manatee conservationists in Florida.

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Pandemics aren't just for people: Five disease threats to wildlife

Diseases can cause animal populations to decline or even go extinct. And they’re often worsened by environmental threats caused by people.
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Conservation plans help boost threatened mammals, scientists find

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The plight of the platypus

Habitat loss, predation by feral cats, and now wildfires wrought by climate change — how long can the world’s strangest mammal survive?
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Severe drought and other climate impacts are driving the platypus towards extinction

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation this month, severe drought conditions and heat, combined with habitat loss and other impacts of human activities, are pushing one of Australia's most enigmatic and iconic endemic species, the duck-billed platypus, toward extinction.

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Australia’s bushfires: An extinction crisis decades in the making

Hundreds of blazes could push threatened species closer to extinction. But the roots of Australia’s wildlife crisis are indicative of a much larger problem.
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Road to nowhere: Highways pose existential threat to wolverines

Roads can be a danger for wildlife, but new research shows they’re particularly bad news for a species already facing declines.
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As pesticide approvals soar, Brazil’s tapirs, bees, other wildlife suffer

Forty percent of samples collected from 116 tapirs in a Cerrado study were poisoned with 13 toxic residues.

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Tigers extinct in Laos

The snaring crisis in Southeast Asia appears to have claimed the lives of the country’s last wild tigers, according to a five-year search.
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Amazon primates face barriers in responding to climate change

Climate change will make the current ranges of most Amazon primates uninhabitable in the coming decades, forcing them to move.

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Feral horses gallop to the rescue of butterflies in distress

A new study suggests that returning feral horses to grasslands in Czech Republic could increase populations of some threatened butterfly species.

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