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Five things we learned about the state of the planet at the world’s biggest meeting of biodiversity experts

Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University Every four years, some of the biggest issues facing the planet are thrashed out in a global meeting of conservation scientists. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of the natural world, recently hosted the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, which was attended by 4,000 people, …

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Just 3% of Earth’s land ecosystems remain intact – but we can change that

Cheetahs in the Serengeti in Tanzania. A J Plumptre, Author provided Andrew Plumptre, University of Cambridge Few things excite biologists more than contemplating the parts of the world still relatively free of human damage. For the last 30 years, scientists intent on protecting Earth’s biodiversity have sought to enshrine targets for preserving and expanding these remaining areas of wilderness. But …

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Climate Explained: what would happen if we cut down the Amazon rainforest?

Gustavo Frazao Sebastian Leuzinger, Auckland University of Technology CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz What would happen if we cut down the entire Amazon rainforest? …

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