Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by Covid-19, says report

Green rice terraces amid a rainforest in Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. As Covid-19 wreaks havoc on the world’s people and the global economy, a group of international researchers is looking... Read more »

As fog clears on benefits of forest protection, excuses for failure wear thin

An aerial view of forest and fields in Indonesia. Global efforts to stop the destruction of tropical forests have faltered so far largely because poor understanding of the value... Read more »

Tiger sighting on Sumatran highway causes a stir, but is no surprise

Sumatra’s remaining forests are home to highly threatened animals found nowhere else, like the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. A picture of a tiger near an under-construction highway in Sumatra’s... Read more »

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

India’s tree planting, conservation push sparks land conflicts

International Atomic Energy Agency officials during a tree planting ceremony at the Tamil Nadu State in India. India’s conservation drive aimed at reducing carbon emissions puts poor villagers and... Read more »

Dam that threatens orangutan habitat is ‘wholly unnecessary’, say conservationists

Only in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia will orangutans be found in their natural habitat. A report commissioned by a group campaigning against the Batang Toru dam in Indonesia says the... Read more »

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Mangrove restorations have been conducted since the 1950s by local communities in southern China. Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third... Read more »

How can businesses address biodiversity loss? Start by being less bad for nature

A wild orangutan in Borneo. Every industry can look at ways to make its production chain more biodiversity-friendly. Cosmetics firms can look at reducing palm oil use, while wineries... Read more »

Biodiversity and our brains: how ecology and mental health go together in our cities

Otters in Singapore. Neuroscience can support urban planners in allowing for more flexibility and authenticity of nature in urban areas. Biodiverse nature is particularly beneficial for mental well-being. There... Read more »