A rope bridge restored a highway through the trees for endangered gibbons

With acrobatic leaps, Hainan gibbons can cross a great gully carved by a 2014 landslide in the forest on China’s Hainan Island. But when a palm frond caught by the vaulting apes to steady their landing started to sag, researchers rushed to provide a safer route across. Though slow to adopt it, the gibbons increasingly […]

Big payoff if Nature ‘restored’ in the right places

Returning wetlands to their natural state would bring the highest return on investment, both in preventing species loss and slowing the pace of global warming Restoring 30 percent of ecosystems long-since converted to agriculture and other human needs could avoid 70 percent of predicted species extinctions and absorb half the CO2 humanity has released into […]