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

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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Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on climate

06 February 2019

New research reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in...

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The Lost Words: inspiring children to find, love and protect nature

30 November 2018

The Lost Words is a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris that summons the magic of nature to help children find, love and protect...

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Restoring Europe’s endangered landscapes for life

09 October 2018

Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) last week unveiled a programme to restore priority landscapes across Europe. The Endangered Landscapes...

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‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats

14 September 2018

New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the “least bad” option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use...

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