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Protecting species from extinction is not enough

The loss of species abundance poses a serious threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functionality.

John Reid reports for The Atlantic.

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Migratory species face global decline
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Migratory species face a global decline, UN warns

Nearly half of the world's migratory animals are declining, with many at risk of extinction, highlighting the urgent need for global conservation efforts.

Christina Larson reports for The Associated Press.

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Africa’s raptors in decline
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Africa’s birds of prey are in decline, a new study finds

Numbers have dropped, in some cases sharply, for nearly all of the 42 raptor species surveyed in sub-Saharan regions.
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Canada jay climate adaptation

The naturalist and the wonderful, lovable, so good, very bold jay

Canada jays thrive in the cold. The life’s work of one biologist gives us clues as to how they’ll fare in a hotter world.
South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction

South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction; will no-fishing zones help?

With just 10,000 breeding pairs left, the endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) could be extinct in the wild by 2035 if the current rate of population decline continues.

Ghost fishing gear plastic onslaught

‘Ghost gear’ piles up in the Gulf of Maine amid plastic onslaught on oceans

Abandoned fishing gear, often called "ghost gear," is breaking down in our oceans and adding to the problems brought by plastics and microplastics. Recently a coalition announced new funding to remove some debris in the Gulf of Maine.

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Draft N.C. budget provision threatens plastic bag ban pursuit

Draft state budget language restricting how counties regulate containers poses a hurdle for local efforts to ban plastic bags.
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