Global Safety Net: A ‘blueprint’ to conserve protected areas around the world

A group of researchers have prepared the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of the terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity conservation and climate resilience. The ‘Global Safety Net’ (GSN), as it is being called, has identified 50.4 per cent of land to be conserved to reverse further biodiversity loss, prevent carbon dioxide emissions and enhance natural carbon […]

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Antarctic biodiversity

Climate Change and Antarctic Biodiversity

Not being residentially inhabited by human populations and instead being a place where largely scientific research is the mainstay, one would expect Antarctic biodiversity to be more protected than biodiversity in other, more populated regions of the world. However, this may not be the case for Antarctic biodiversity. The Status of Antarctic Biodiversity A study […]

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Protected Areas: Mitigating Climate Change

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools available for conserving biodiversity. As defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 1994, a protected area is an ‘area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through […]

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