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

Peak District

Going feral

01 September 2007

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

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Niah-Cave, Borneo

Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 February 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 October 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 August 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 August 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 March 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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Zebra Mussels

‘Sugar-coated pill’ helps the medicine go down

02 February 2006

Cambridge scientists have discovered a solution for controlling one of the world’s biggest environmental and ecological pests – the zebra mussel...

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