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Too rarely do nature conservation initiatives or strategies announced by politicians lead to people changing their everyday behaviour. A research team has investigated the reasons for this. According to them, the measures do not sufficiently exploit the range of possible behavioral interventions and too rarely specify the target groups.


Ecological studies suggest that hummingbird-pollinated plants in North America mimic each other to increase visitation by birds. Published quantitative trait locus (QTL) data for two Mimulus species indicate that floral traits associated with hummingbird versus bee pollination results from a few loci with major effects on morphology, as...


The remote communities of Ecuador’s inter-Andean valleys have long faced the twin challenges of food insecurity and environmental degradation. Malnutrition affects approximately 40 per cent of the region’s population, and farmers receive limited technological and economic support from formal institutions. The Union of Farmer and Indigenous...


Land degradation results in declining biodiversity and the disruption of ecosystem functioning worldwide, particularly in the tropics. Vegetation restoration is a common tool used to mitigate these impacts and increasingly aims to restore ecosystem functions rather than species diversity. However, evidence from community experiments on the...


The digital distribution maps present a detailed view of the past and present distribution of each pollinator species. The maps allow users to use GIS software to examine the distributional relationship between pollinators and various native and cultivated plants.


Apple orchards are one of the major attractions in hills and contribute to farmer's
economy. However, due to climatic variations and poor pollination, quantitative and
qualitative production is still not been achieved. Research has indicated that honey bees
are significant pollinators for temperate fruit crops by influencing...


Has a “pollinator crisis” really been occurring during recent decades, or are these concerns just another sign of global biodiversity decline? Several studies have highlighted different factors leading to the pollinators’ decline that have been observed around the world. This bulletin considers the latest scientific findings and analyses...