Biodiversity Stories

In this new epoch, human influence is ubiquitous in the natural world. Coverage of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems in Anthropocene magazine takes a critical look at humans’ changing relationship with the natural world—and ways to promote biodiversity in the novel ecosystems we’ve created.

Tracking animals using DNA they leave in the air.

Scientists wielding DNA "vacuums" could sniff out animals living nearby - even hundreds of meters away. The development raises the possibility of tracking biodiversity through DNA floating in the air.

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Biophony

Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual

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How different are we after all?

The question “What makes us human?” is typically answered in terms of differences. The traits proposed to define us—tool use, language, empathy, and so on—assume that humanity’s essence resides in what sets us apart from other beings.

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There Will Be Blood

The pressure to reach for a gun to help save one animal from another is stronger than ever. And it has triggered a conservation problem from hell.

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When health care becomes a climate solution

A new analysis reveals how a rural clinic helped save more than 27 square kilometers of tropical Indonesian forest—equating to more than $65 million worth of avoided carbon emissions

nbsp | AnthropocenenbspProviding access to human healthcare aids climate health Often conservation hurts native people But coupling conservation with human healthcare reduces illegal logging and deforestation in tropical forests
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