News Round-Up

Common and rare species react alike to change


The populations of common animals are just as likely to rise or fall in number in a time of accelerating global change as those of rare species, a study suggests.

A study of more than 2,000 species reveals animal populations around the world – from the very common to endangered species – are going up and down as global change alters land, sea and freshwater ecosystems.

Animal populations
The findings highlight a need to look beyond only rare species in order to improve efforts to conserve global biodiversity, scientists say. MORE