conservation Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Encouraging research shows small habitat patches crucial to species survival

    Small, local patches of bushland and vegetation are more important than we previously thought. A global study was published in late 2018 that looked at the conservation values of vegetation patches in 27 countries, including Australia, and found that small vegetation patches play an important role in biodiversity conservation. “Compared to large and well connected habitat areas, […]

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  • How can we manage habitat fragmentation better?

    Human altered landscapes are having a big influence on animals. As our populations grow and develop, we expand, changing habitats to the detriment of some species. In a recent article entitled How often, how far, how risky and how biased? researchers from the University of Queensland discuss some important factors to consider in the development […]

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  • Are volunteers the way of the future for effective decision-making?

    Citizen science, the involvement of volunteers from the general community in academic research, has become increasingly important in conservation science. Aided by the internet, the popularity and scope of citizen science appears almost limitless. For citizens, the motivation is to contribute to science and better conservation outcomes. For researchers, citizen science provides an opportunity to […]

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