biodiversity

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

As climate warms, mice morph

Published: 27Nov2017

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example...

Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Published: 15Feb2014

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

Published: 10Nov2016

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  ...

UN Biodiversity Talks

2Oct2013
to
18Oct2013

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is hosting, from 2-18 October 2013 in Montreal, three major United Nations meetings on biodiversity. In conjunction with these meetings,...

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Published: 9May2017

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat...

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