The incessant exploitation of natural resources in the Philippines is crippling the country's rainforest and biodiversity as well as robbing indigenous people of their livelihoods.
Whether it’s species that fly, grow, swim, crawl or walk, scientists have long tried to puzzle out just how much diversity our planet is home to. But it’s far from easy. Global Ideas gives an overview.
Researchers are tracking changes in Africa's Miombo forest, the world’s largest dry woodlands, threatened by deforestation. Residents of the Zambian stretch of the forest are also pitching in to help preserve the area.
In the south of Brazil, scientists are developing a new monitoring programme, and are hoping to add the most important ingredient soon: ordinary people who will contribute with their own biodiversity observations.