Conservation

Half the Earth Relatively Intact From Global Human Influence

June 11, 2020
Roughly half of Earth’s ice-free land remains without significant human influence, according to a study from a team of international researchers led by the National Geographic Society and the University of California, Davis.

California’s Climate Refugia: Mapping the Stable Places

June 08, 2020
Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others. A study from the University of California, Davis, maps these places, called 'climate refugia,' where existing vegetation is most likely to buffer the impacts of climate change through the end of the century.

Mountain Gorilla Numbers on the Rise

December 17, 2019
A 2018 survey shows that mountain gorilla numbers have increased in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Sarambwe Reserve, DR Congo, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. From July 2018 to July 2019, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park alone, Gorilla Doctors conducted 126 health checks and performed 23 veterinary interventions to treat ill or injured gorillas.

Detection Dogs and DNA on the Trail of Endangered Lizards

November 01, 2019
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California’s San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new, noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation worldwide.