The conservation status and distribution of Mediterranean dung beetles
According to a report from IUCN-Med, dung beetles are facing major losses of suitable habitats due to the decline of traditional livestock farming practices and the abandonment of rural environments, as well as chemical contamination of dung by veterinary medical products.
The Legacy of the Land
Today, the Mediterranean is under intense pressure from a variety of human activities and has become a priority for conservation. Mediterranean biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, and one of the primary drivers of this decline, particularly in terrestrial environments, is known to be agriculture. However, could agriculture also be part of the solution?
Links Between Agricultural Practices and Biodiversity in Mediterranean Landscapes
Cultural practices in the Mediterranean Basin that have a nexus with biodiversity and are supported by scientific evidence.