Destructive fishing, bombing and poisoning were banned in Indonesia in 2004 but enforcement is weak.
Our study found that some individuals who previously participated in destructive fishing practices can transform into inspiring leaders and influence others to protect coral reefs.
A researcher completing bleaching surveys in the southern Great Barrier Reef after a major bleaching event.
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Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
Trilobites evolved following the massive collision.
Dust from the breakup of an asteroid changed the Earth's climate and led to an increase in marine biodiversity, study shows.
Scientists are worried about the Abaco, a subspecies of parrot found found only in the Bahamas.
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What has just happened may represent the irreplaceable loss of a small but nonetheless precious part of the planet’s biological heritage.
Every cloud has a silver lining – even the debris cloud from an asteroid impact
The hope is that building ‘a smart city in the forest’ in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regencies will ease Jakarta’s myriad problems. But it’s not that simple.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Wild boar in a swamp in Slidell, Louisiana.
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Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
A Eurasian stone-curlew stands amid short grass.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
Ex-combatants learned to survey birds, plants and other wildlife.
In the wake of decades of violence, ex-guerrillas in Colombia are making conservation part of the path to peace.
Australia must invest in sustainable agriculture.
The world needs to move towards sustainable agriculture – but what is that, exactly? Australia urgently needs coherent policy.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
Doug Ford’s government is weakening environmental laws in Ontario — leaving wildlife and environments with no protections.
Doug Ford's government is undercutting the environment by giving business and development the upper hand.
Thousands of wildlife photographs are taken every day – they could prove very valuable for conservation.
Climate change is accelerating and species are dying out at a record rate. Experts imagine how inviting nature into our lives could help.
The eight-mile ‘river of flowers’ that grows alongside a motorway near Rotherham, UK.
Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
Forest restoration is underway in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines led by the local community with support from international researchers and government agencies.
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
An abandoned village in the Huesca Pyrenees has undergone ‘passive rewilding’.
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The abandonment of crops and pastures allows the natural regeneration of bushes and forests and the recolonization of fauna.
The first whale to be taken from Japan’s waters since the country resumed commercial whaling, July 1 2019.
Japan's exit from the IWC should spur on more global cooperation on environmental issues, not less.