Education can change local perception of bats, help conserve species, study says

Education can change local perception of bats, help conserve species, study says

Increasing knowledge of ecosystem services is key to conserving bats and supporting communities in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, according to a recent study published in the journal Biodiversitas. Researchers quizzed members of local communities around the Batang Toru ecosystem to understand their perception of bat populations. The researchers found that local communities have limited knowledge […]

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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation. The addition of the dozen mammal species confirms Australia’s unenviable position as the world’s capital for mammal extinction, lifting the total number of mammals known to have died […]

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