Life on Earth is at risk from an unprecedented rate of environmental change that threatens the natural resources on which we depend.

Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

28 October 2019

Largest study yet to compare protected with “matched” unprotected land finds “significantly higher” increases in human pressure – primarily...

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Living with snow leopards

24 October 2019

Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals’ conservation as...

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Women in STEM: Dr Alexis Braun

26 September 2019

Dr Alexis Braun is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics. Here, she tells us about the importance of mentors, how her research...

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Gorillas found to live in 'complex' societies, suggesting deep roots of human social evolution

10 July 2019

Algorithms reveal “social tiers” in gorillas seen in only a few other species, such as dolphins and humans. Researchers suggest that some of these...

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Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

10 June 2019

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of...

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The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

21 May 2019

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian...

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Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

30 April 2019

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to...

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A farmer with a conservationist in Montana, USA

Conservationists share ‘core aims’ but clash over ways forward, study finds

09 April 2019

Research reveals rifts within global movement – from economic approaches to protected areas – while confirming support for aims underpinning it...

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