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Sperm storage for bees in danger of extinction

Sperm storage and artificial insemination have been studied largely, since 1970, for the preservation of mammals, but also for bees, in danger of extinction.   Climate change, overexploitation of land, the introduction of invasive species, and several other factors have caused the imbalance of natural ecosystems and the disappearance of …

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How important are beavers to wetlands ecosystem?

How important are beavers to wetlands ecosystem?

Wetlands are among the hotspots of biodiversity experiencing a strong decline in the world with a rate between 60 and 90% during the 20th century. Wetlands cover only 1.1% of the Earth’s land and provide around 30% of its ecosystem services. This decrease is mainly due to climate change which …

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Ethiopian wolf protection and its conflict with human

Ethiopian wolf protection and its conflict with human

Protection programs of Ethiopian wolf populations have been developed since 1996. These programs have succeeded in partially preserving this African species but have also created conflicts between human and wildlife.   To mitigate the impacts of urbanization and human activities globally on wildlife and to reduce the risk of extinction …

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Biodiversity in cities: improving our connection to nature

Biodiversity in cities: improving our connection to nature

In this Anthropocene epoch, global urban population is on a constant rise and in results the extent of the modernised cities, where more than 50% of the the world human population now lives. This decrease in contact between humans and nature in those cities may reduce the overall understanding and …

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Biodiversity conservation: We missed out the goal

Biodiversity conservation: We missed out the goal

This week, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published its final report ‘Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5)’ evaluating the progress made against the 2020-Aichi Biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010.   According to the report, governments have failed to fully achieve any of the goals of biodiversity …

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Genome-editing: the future of biology, ecology, and conservation

Genome-editing: the future of biology, ecology, and conservation

As conservation goals are becoming more and more challenging worldwide, new approaches and good technologies are needed to help slow losses in biodiversity or even reverse it and enhance ecology and biology efforts. Genome‐editing is emerging as the technology that would change the state of modern challenges.   Genome-editing is …

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NCH ​​Capital project in Corfu: luxury against biodiversity

NCH ​​Capital project in Corfu: luxury against biodiversity

Activists are defending the last piece of virgin territory on Corfu Island, an island in Greece off the northwest coast of the Ionian Sea, against its transformation into an ultra-luxury resort by NCH Capital.   This movement is led mainly against the pro-business Greek government, which was starting to sell …

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Does Antarctica wilderness need further scientific assessment?

Does Antarctica wilderness need further scientific assessment?

Each ecosystem from the Earth is an important area to maintain biodiversity and functional large-scale ecosystem. The great damage to Earth’s wilderness has led to urgent calls for action to protect it. The protection of Antarctica has been identified as one of the crucial actions to be taken. Actually, Antarctica …

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World Rainforest Day celebrates the Amazon Rainforest

World Rainforest Day celebrates the Amazon Rainforest

Rainforests are vital for the survival of the Earth’s life. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and all the humanity depends on the Amazon rainforest for 20% of the oxygen that we breathe and the freshwater that we drink. It absorbs our carbon dioxide, stabilize climate patterns, and …

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Biodiversity: protecting indigenous lands is the key

Biodiversité : protéger les terres et les populations autochtones est la clé

The recognition of indigenous rights, beyond its humanitarian importance, is crucial for protecting biodiversity and natural ecosystem services. The access to the lands and its exploitation are still essential for economic development, poverty reduction and above all for food. The land is also linked to a wide range of basic …

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