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

Red Canoes at Lake Louise

New research shows a global trend in nature-based tourism

29 Jun 2009

A new study out today found that many nations throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, are seeing an annual increase in visitors to their...

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Heliconius melpomene

On the wings of a butterfly

01 May 2009

Since Darwin’s time, Amazonian butterflies have intrigued biologists as examples of evolution in action.

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Vulpia grass

Displaying the foundations of evolutionary thinking

01 May 2009

Collaboration between the University Herbarium and Microsoft Research Ltd has made a unique botanical collection available to a world-wide audience.

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CCI

Cambridge Conservation Initiative

01 May 2009

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a new and pioneering partnership formed by the University of Cambridge and leading conservation...

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Forest

Plan to conserve forests may be detrimental to other ecosystems

12 Jun 2008

Conserving biodiversity must be considered when developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, researchers warn in today’s...

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fishbone

Cod history

01 May 2008

The humble cod may be about to have its biggest impact on history since sparking “war” with Iceland in 1972.

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Peak District

Going feral

01 Sep 2007

Are there any wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Robert Macfarlane has travelled in search of them, reflecting on the meaning of &lsquo...

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Niah-Cave, Borneo

Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 Feb 2007

Understanding our biological past is a tricky business. It's like trying to build a jigsaw puzzle when most of the pieces are missing. However...

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It's a jungle out there

New post to spearhead research into saving biological diversity

13 Oct 2006

A ground-breaking professorship that will unify research into how to tackle the Earth’s waning biological diversity is to be created at the...

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Oriental white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

Endangered vultures at risk from tainted cows

21 Aug 2006

Asian vultures are at risk of lethal kidney failure if they feed from carcasses of a cow that died after treatment with the anti-inflammatory drug...

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Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

04 Aug 2006

Researchers are calling for tighter controls on the live reef fish trade, a growing threat to coral reefs, in letters to the international journal...

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View from a tower at St John's

£3.8 million gift for Conservation Biology

24 Mar 2006

The Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund has provided £3.8 million to endow in perpetuity a professorship in Conservation Biology at the University of...

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