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Help the Monarch recover

Jode Roberts has spent a lot of the summer checking out ditches and fields along the sides of roads, railways and trails. At first, he didn’t like what he was seeing. Roberts, who is leading the David Suzuki Foundation’s effort… read more

You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees

“Save the Bees!” is a common refrain these days, and it’s great to see people interested in the little animals critical for our food supply around the globe. But I have one quibble: you’re talking about the wrong bees. Honey… read more

Ants – pests or pest controllers?

While many are used to thinking of ants as pests  – especially during the summertime -, ( see f.i. on this site Cleaning tips to avoid pests in your home)  new research (published in British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied… read more

Forests can play key role to end global hunger

Trees offer a multitude of ecological services. For instance, they support bees and other pollinators, which are essential for crop production including on farmland. They also provide animal fodder that enables communities to produce meat and milk, and protect streams… read more

Tiny Opossum Could Be Farmers’ Friend

A small mammal that likes to feast on a soybean pest in Brazil’s Cerrado illustrates how preserving this savanna landscape is good for farms as well as biodiversity ​A gracile mouse opossum at the Botanic Garden of Brasília >> André… read more