This article supports SDGs 13, 15 and SDG 11 by exploring the utilization of soil microbe based desertification management practices and highlighting emerging technologies in the field. It discusses the policy implications and strategies that can support sustainable land use practices.
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World Intellectual Property Day, observed each year on 26th April, is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by inventors and creators around the world and to explore how IP contributes

The use of integrated production systems is widespread, mainly in tropical areas. This practice could contribute to soil conservation, increasing biodiversity and environmental services while reducing greenhouse gases emissions.
The most significant threat to environmental components is the alarming increase of micro- and nano- plastics (MNPs) within the ecosystem. Among the several remediation techniques available to date, microbial remediation showed better promise to degrade or sustainably remove MNPs from the environment. Microorganisms have evolved genes that impact changes in plastic pollutants under stable ecophysiological processes that depend on biotic and abiotic elements.
The paper demonstrates that coastal ecosystem restoration leads to increased abundance and diversity of animals, comparable to natural reference sites, underscoring its importance in mitigating biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.
Amphibian rewilding initiatives may provide early indications of ecological health and better contribute to conservation goals, by simultaneously protecting highly endangered species, and promoting ecological stability in these species ecosystems. Authors recommend the rapid (re)introduction of this “forgotten” taxon via the guidelines of trophic rewilding.
As climate is changing ecosystems, how to do alter our goals for conservation
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Biological Conservation, Volume 292, April 2024

Conservation translocations have become popular and important conservation tools and this paper reviews the recent studies concerning animal translocation redefining the field to translocation science to embrace sociopolitical factors.
This review paper highlights the significance of rewilding using reptiles for the purpose of ecological restoration and it outline the consequences for reptilian rewilding under climate change.
This Review supports SDGs 3 and 15 by exploring the links between climate change, biodiversity loss, and infectious diseases. The authors focus on the social, political, and financial factors that frame these issues, and suggest that a better understanding of these interactions is needed to drive solutions.

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