Invasive species spread around the globe with the help of human activities, such as global trade and transportation.
"Reducing poverty does not have to create unavoidable environmental costs," said researcher Paul Ferraro.
The most extensive investigation to date finds global insect numbers drop 0.92 percent a year. However, the world's freshwater insects, like mayflies, are bucking the trend and seeing numbers rise.
Scientists have analyzed fossils from the Cambrian explosion 540 million years ago to the present day to explore levels of marine biodiversity over time.
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure backup facility for the seed banks of the world," Cierra Martin, a spokesperson for the Global Crop Diversity Trust, told Newsweek.
The duck-billed mammal is currently listed as Near-Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
For animal species to survive climate change, they will have to genetically adapt or shift their ranges—or both.
Islanders call Saba "The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean" for its pristine landscapes and striking biodiversity as well as the absence of crowds, chain stores, and cruise ship throngs.
But if we act now, conservation efforts could save "billions of years of unique evolutionary history," scientists say.
The stunning colors of autumn may also disappear.
They keep their prey at arm's length.
The percentage could be greatly reduced if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced as well.
Scientists find DNA samples in cave system around Mount Erebus volcano that cannot be identified.
A plan to reintroduce endangered animals to the wilderness in Italy, Spain and Eastern Europe is under way