(Phys.org) —The genetic diversity of maize, or corn, is declining in Mexico, where the world's largest food crop originated, report researchers in Mexico and at the University of California, Davis.
New research shows economic growth to be main driver of language extinction and reveals global 'hotspots' where languages are most under threat.
It's not a monkey. It's not a lemur. It's not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse. Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny, adorable and downright "cool" primate from Southeast Asia.
Despite a deluge of new information about the diversity and distribution of plants and animals around the globe, "big data" has yet to make a mark on conservation efforts to preserve the planet's biodiversity. But that may ...
A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline.
Despite protection efforts for elephants, gorillas, local human health declines in the Central African Republic
(Phys.org) —BaAka foragers face growing malnutrition amidst a growing trade in forest products and political and economic volatility in the Central African Republic, despite conservation efforts designed to secure their ...
New images of the endangered Caucasian leopard emerged this week proving ten years of conservation efforts are working.
A state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.
Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Now some scientists are saying that's a problem, ...
Video footage released today of one of the most endangered species on the planet, the Amur leopard, provides vital information to help conservation efforts.