The UK will need to increase its investment in nature by at least £44bn and by as much as £97bn, by 2032, to meet its own environmental commitments. That is according to a new report commissioned by the Green Finance Institute (GFI) and published today (12 October). Entitled ‘The Finance Gap for UK Nature’, the report lays […]

Read More

Climate change poses a major threat to global biodiversity, yet fresh-water fish have been largely overlooked in climate-change assessments. This study presents a comprehensive appraisal of the threat from potential climate extremes, covering both water flow and temperature, to the world’s fresh-water fish. The results highlight a need to intensify national and international commitments to […]

Read More

Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors increasingly contaminate the world’s freshwaters. New research provides direct evidence of their transfer from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems via the consumption of aquatic insects by terrestrial predators such as spiders, birds and bats. This exposure may have negative impacts on the physiology and population dynamics of predators, suggesting a need for […]

Read More

Managing a strategically chosen 30% of land for conservation could safeguard 70% of all terrestrial plant and vertebrate animal species, while simultaneously conserving around two-thirds of the world’s vulnerable carbon and clean water, according to a new study carried out by the Nature Map Consortium, involving the University of Cambridge. To halt the decline of […]

Read More