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Half of global wildlife lost, according to new WWF report

Half of global wildlife lost, according to new WWF report

An African Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) enters bai whilst a group of Bongo antelope (Tragelaphus euryceros) leave, Dzanga Bai, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic. Credit: © naturepl.com / Bruce Davidson / WWF-Canon Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 […]

Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

After decades of decline, grasses have returned to some once-denuded patches of Cape Cod’s saltmarshes. To the eye, the marsh in those places seems healthy again, but a new study makes clear that a key service of the marsh — coastal protection — remains diminished. «We’ve got the aesthetics back but the ecosystem function hasn’t […]