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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.
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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.
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.
Mapping Innovations Patents and the Sustainable Development Goals report front cover
This comprehensive report produced by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents an extensive analysis of patents mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Since 2017 HPCC Systems has taken part in Kennesaw State University’s annual Hackathon for Social Good held at the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Marietta Campus. The goal of this hackathon is to connect students with companies through workshops and mentoring to achieve a final product that can in some way help the community. This year was no different and in fact, was the most in-depth challenge HPCC Systems has offered so far. This year the Help Missing Kids Challenge was introduced.
The paper highlights the interconnectedness of public health crises, such as pandemics, with biodiversity loss and climate change, as increased demand for materials to combat infectious diseases exacerbates environmental pressures, posing a threat to global sustainability and biodiversity.
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.

2025's World Leprosy Day: A Unified Call for Dignity and Healing

Celebration and Recognition

World Leprosy Day is commemorated each year on the final Sunday of January, promoting worldwide unity in the battle against leprosy. On January 26th, 2025, this day will occur. In India, January 30th is an important event that is observed annually to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary. Gandhi was a strong supporter of the rights and respect for individuals stricken with leprosy.

The study forecasts AI-based innovation's impact on SDGs in 22 countries from 2022 to 2030 using System Dynamics Modeling. In most of the 22 countries studied, AI-based innovation positively affects SDGs 1, 3, and 5. For half of the countries studied, AI-based innovation positively influences SDGs 2, 4, 6–8, 11, 13, and 16–17. AI-based innovation does not positively influence SDGs 10, 12, 14–15 for most countries studied.

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