Researchers from partnering institutions developed an updated checklist of all 890 tree species native to the contiguous U.S., and a replicable assessment data sharing process to guide future updates. The authors report that approximately 11-16% of tree species in the U.S. are threatened with extinction, with the greatest threats being invasive pests and diseases.
NatureServe is excited to announce the launch of its first podcast series, Conservation Conversations with Sean O’Brien. Hosted by NatureServe’s President & CEO, Dr. Sean T. O’Brien, each episode will feature an exclusive interview with a leading expert in the conservation field.
A study conducted by NatureServe and published in PLOS ONE yesterday documents the loss of ecosystem diversity across the Americas and that terrestrial ecosystems are widely underrepresented in protected areas.
Last year, in collaboration with the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the global Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), NatureServe launched the BIP Dashboard, a game-changing, interactive online tool that visualizes trends over time in critical indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health.
In 2019, unusually severe forest fires raged around the world, destroying natural landscapes and nearby human and wildlife communities in catastrophic blazes. in Bolivia, a megadiverse country with some of the most extensive tropical forests in the world, devastating fires consumed millions of acres of vegetation. NatureServe Network program Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) works in Bolivia to monitor and prevent forest fires and deforestation in some of the world's most overlooked biodiversity-rich ecosystems.
NatureServe’s newly released Map of Biodiversity Importance is now available on Esri’s Living Atlas of the World, providing an unprecedented, high-resolution view of the places that matter most for sustaining our nation’s biodiversity.
During these unprecedented times, NatureServe wants you to know we’re actively taking steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to taking steps to protect the well-being of our Network and staff, we continue to work every day to protect the natural world.