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Biological diversity refers to the abundance and variety of living things, and environments rich in species diversity are generally considered to be more productive, stable, and resilient. Research at RFF examines current threats to biodiversity, including drivers of habitat loss and degradation, and explores innovative strategies for reducing threats and conserving species.

Using Earth Observations to Protect Blue Whales

A working paper analyzes the value of information of Earth observations for prospective regulation of marine shipping to conserve blue whales.

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Public Contributions to New Pest Detection

RFF research published in Conservation Science and Practice finds that the public plays an important role in identifying and alerting authorities to new pests that reach America’s shores.

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