Patrick Greenfield

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27 08 2022 | 06:06

Driving out invasive species on islands has high success rate and big benefits – study

Eradicating rats, goats and other invasive animals from islands is one of the most effective tools for protecting wildlife, resulting in dramatic transformations to degraded archipelagos and atolls, …

17 08 2022 | 17:10

Call for hippos to join list of world’s most endangered animals

Hippos could be added to the list of the world’s most endangered animals because of dwindling populations caused by the climate crisis, poaching and the ivory trade.

19 07 2022 | 12:03

Wild species support half of world’s population, report finds

Wild plants, animals, fungi and algae support half of the world’s population but their future use is threatened by overexploitation, according to a new assessment by leading scientists. From the 10,…

18 02 2022 | 09:37

World spends $1.8tn a year on subsidies that harm environment, study finds

Research prompts warnings humanity is ‘financing its own extinction’ through subsidies damaging to the climate and wildlife The world is spending at least $1.8tn (£1.3tn) every year on subsidies…

01 01 2022 | 12:41

‘We’ll get it done. Come hell, high water or Covid’: Can 2022 be a super year for nature?

Biodiversity talks in Kunming are likely to be delayed again, but the world urgently needs a Paris-style agreement for nature

09 12 2021 | 09:55

All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean ‘at high risk of collapse in next 50 years’

Reefs from Seychelles to South Africa may become functionally extinct due to global heating and overfishing, study finds All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in…

10 10 2020 | 09:21

All eyes on China: what to look out for at the UN biodiversity summit.

Everything you need to know about who will be there, who’s staying away and what the hot topics will be at Wednesday’s virtual event in New York.

05 10 2020 | 09:51

World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit.

France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plans. World leaders have pledged to clamp down on pollution, embrace…