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Deforestation taking a heavy toll on international bird haven

“An analysis has found deforestation is severely affecting forest bird species in Colombia, home to the greatest number of bird species in the world.”
UQ News Article  featuring Dr Pablo Negret.
Read more on this study here (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109044)

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African lion counts miss the mark, but new method shows promise

New methods of photographing and data analytics to count lions could improve our understanding of their movements.
UQ News Article featuring Dr Alexander Bracxkowski.
Read more on this study here (DOI: 10.1002/2688-8319.12015).

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Belt and Road’s financiers fall short on biodiversity

“Few financiers of international infrastructure program, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), are requiring biodiversity safeguards.”
UQ News Article featuring Divya Narain.
Read more on this study here (DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-0528-3).

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Stopping deforestation: lessons from Colombia

UQ News Article featuring Dr Pablo Negret.
Read more on this study here (DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13522).

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Biodiversity offsetting is contentious – here’s an alternative

“A new approach to compensate for the impact of development may be an effective alternative to biodiversity offsetting – and help nations achieve biodiversity targets.”
UQ News Article featuring Dr Jeremy Simmonds.
Read more on this study here (DOI: 10.1111/conl.12695) and watch this excellent synopsis here: https://youtu.be/kQ-3rkcmQ9I

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