The costs of conservation actions are rarely reported, making it difficult to decide on the best ways to protect and restore nature, a new study shows. It looked at nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on wildlife conservation action and found that only 13.3% reported costs, and only 8.8% reported total costs.
Scientists have developed a new technology that could control the devastating fall armyworm crop pest by releasing genetically-controlled males that suppress populations as subsequent offspring cannot survive, a study says.
The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, which was detected in Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in 2016, could lead to one-third maize yield losses in some countries and up to US$6.3 billion loss annually, according to the study published in the journal BMC Biotechnology.
Across Greece, conservation NGOs are working in close collaboration to study and save numerous endemic species found nowhere else.
Often working in areas famed for Greek mythology like Mount Olympus and Mount Oiti, the plants and animals now need what seems like divine intervention to survive the ravages brought by climate change.
In 2020, the DWTS worked on the Biodiversity Monitoring Framework (BMF) for the Mudumu National Park (MNP). A team led by Dr. Fabiano Ezequiel developed and implemented a monitoring strategy in the park on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT). The project’s purpose was to develop a comprehensive BMF for MNP, which included field equipment installation and staff training.