Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 52, August 2024

This paper highlights the importance for conservation biologists and on-the-ground practitioners to engage more with local pastoralists to tackle the complex and infrequently described conflicts on how best to implement protective policies.
This year’s RELX SDG Inspiration Day will bring together global AI leaders, corporate representatives, investors, government, and NGOs to explore issues, gain practical insights and be inspired to take action in support of the Global Goals. Elsevier is proud to share this special collection of articles and chapters in celebration of this event.
This study introduces an innovative method using DNA barcodes to accurately identify species, addressing the critical issue of trafficking invaluable medicinal plants like Trillium govanianum.

World Environment Day on June 5 is the biggest international day for the environment.

By depleting soil nutrients, soil degradation (SD) threatens agricultural production and population growth in the Guinea savanna of Ghana. Awoonor et al., 2024 used multivariate statistical techniques on samples collected by using the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) to identify key SD processes, assess soil properties, and propose monitoring strategies. The authors highlight the need for integrated soil fertility management strategies, such as applying organic and inorganic fertilizers, to increase soil nutrient availability and promote sustainable agricultural practices.
The International Day for Biodiversity (IDB) is celebrated every year on 22 May to raise awareness of the importance and value of biodiversity and to increase understanding of biodiversity issues. The theme of IDB 2024, “Be part of the Plan”, is a call to action for all stakeholders to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by supporting the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, or the “The Biodiversity Plan”. To mark International Day for Biodiversity, Elsevier has curated a special collection of journal articles and book chapters exploring .
This papers shows that deforestation negatively affects orchid bee species diversity and that protected areas house the highest richness and abundance of orchid bees.
A perspective piece on ecosystem restoration and seed provenance, highlighting different stakeholders and frameworks and current needs
The research questions explore the recent progress and technological advancements in Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), the reflection of global engagement within the WPT community through publication trends and geographical distribution, and the alignment of thematic clusters with SDG goals. Questions also investigate the contribution of AI to WPT, challenges and barriers to WPT adoption revealed by bibliometric analysis, ways WPT technology can democratize technology access in marginalized regions, and specific recommendations to ensure WPT technologies effectively accelerate progress towards achieving a broader set of SDGs.