Non-native parrots can cause substantial agricultural damage and threaten native biodiversity. While substantial evidence of negative impact in Europe is currently lacking, there are numerous already established wild populations. A pan-European team of researchers, conservationists, wildlife managers and policy-makers worked together as part of an EU COST Action: ParrotNet, to conclude that measures to prevent parrots from invading new areas are paramount for limiting future harm.
Researchers have shown for the first time the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths and the ecological benefits they provide by transporting pollen, making interacting plant and insect communities more vulnerable to local extinctions.
They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another. But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae has revealed a wealth of different species -- a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests.
President Xi Jinping staked out China's role as a committed player to tackle the climate crisis and build an 'ecological civilization.' Researchers discuss one of the Chinese government's efforts -- reforming the management of protected areas by streamlining agencies' responsibilities and reducing functional overlaps.
The most extensive and systematic insect monitoring program ever undertaken in North America shows that butterfly abundance in Ohio declined yearly by 2%, resulting in an overall 33% drop for the 21 years of the program.
Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research. The researchers found that the number of young corals on tropical reefs has declined by 85 percent -- and doubled on subtropical reefs -- during the last four decades.