Biodiversity

Deer Stands on Beach

White tailed deer stands on beach in Fire Island National Seashore. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
If this goal is met it could help address the twin ecological catastrophes of our time, the biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis — but only with the proper implementation.

(Glory Jacquat/Franklin & Marshall College)

Franklin & Marshall College
The problems that arise from single-species environmental campaigns and how to protect the environment through a more holistic approach.
The George Washington University
The aquatic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has slaughtered hundreds of amphibian species globally.

Public and private-sector agencies have spent decades and millions of dollars for research and recovery to bring the Mexican gray wolf back from the brink of extinction. And those efforts appear to be paying off. (Michael Hannan/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Government agencies, including the Arizona Game & Fish Department, and the private Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri have invested millions of dollars and decades worth of research to save the Mexican wolf from extinction.
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Salamander embryo development (Credit: Dee Ann Chamberlain)
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
In the heart of Austin, Texas, lies a salamander sanctuary that exists as a backup, in case the wild population were to be wiped out — but is it enough to save the species?
A Fowler's toad resting on beach sand.

A Fowler’s toad rests on the sand in Fire Island, New York. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Dr. Karen Lips hypothesized that the collapse of the amphibian populations was sweeping through Central America like a wave. So, in order to gather evidence for the theory, she would have to get out in front of this wave. 
Ohio University
In Western Uganda, world-renowned birder Harriet Kemigisha inspires and promotes conservation through her work as a guide, researcher, and community leader around Kibale National Park.
Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.

Many species of reef-building corals, which are vital to the health of ocean ecosystems, face risk of extinction. (Joe Hoyt/NOAA)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Each year, the International Union of Conservation of Nature is finding more and more plant, animal and fungus species threatened with extinction across the globe. What could be causing it?
winter woodland scene

Climate change is threatening the ecosystem of tunnels beneath the snow, where many rodents, insects, microbes, and hibernators live during the cold winter months. (Aleks G/Creative Commons 3.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Underneath the snow lies an ecosystem of tunnels where many rodents, insects, microbes, and hibernators live over the cold winter months. It’s called the subnivium, and it's threatened by climate change.

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