The Best of Mongabay
6 most popular Mongabay articles, as voted by our community.
Mongabay on Biodiversity
Global biodiversity is in crisis, but how bad is it? It’s complicated
Biodiversity. When you hear this word, what do you picture? Iconic animals like African elephants, gray wolves and humpback whales? Or multicolored coral species that make up a reef system? Or…
Mongabay on Microbiome
Unseen crisis: Threatened gut microbiome also offers hope for world
Human transgressions of the biodiversity, land-use, pollution and climate planetary boundaries are altering gut microbiomes across species, impacting human health and ecosystems. But there’s hope.
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Tanzania, siding with UAE firm, plans to evict Maasai from ancestral lands
In 2018, the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) granted an injunction prohibiting the Tanzanian government from evicting Maasai communities from 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) of…
New artificial intelligence could save both elephant and human lives
When the elephant arrived in the night, on the hunt for sugarcane, Uthorn Kanthong was waiting for him. Like many of his neighbors, the 69-year-old Thai farmer had taken to staying in his fields into…
New study shows where we should grow more forest to fight climate change
Reforestation is a major tool in the arsenal against global warming, but just how much it can help is still a bit of a mystery. But a new study published this week in Nature sheds more light on just…
COP26: Are climate declarations and emission reduction pledges legally binding?
Some 1,800 lawsuits attempting to hold nations and corporations responsible for their climate change pledges — assumed to be non-legally binding — are wending their way through the legal system.… And…
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