Metallic starlings – not the kind that live in your roof – breed in huge colonies that draw thousands of animals.
Restoring habitats have numerous benefits, they can also benefit humanity. But it is for people to be convinced that they can actually do good.
If Perth can preserve the rich biodiversity of its setting, it will become a model for sustainable city development that fully connects with the value of natural ecosystem services.
American ginseng, a slow-growing native plant long used in traditional medicine, was abundant in colonial times. Now illegal harvesting and other stresses are pushing it close to extinction.
Huge reserves in the middle of the Pacific are fine, but what about conservation closer to home?
More and more Africans are becoming citizen scientists – and the benefits are huge both for them as individuals and for science on the continent.
Scientists are pioneering a new way of monitoring water species, using techniques more familiar to fans of crime scene TV shows.
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
The invasive mesquite tree has a negative impact on everything from biodiversity to human health. Management programmes are crucial.
Human activity doesn't just reduce biodiversity – new research explores how we are continually creating new species and ecosystems, too.
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
There are 6,000 named dragonfly species worldwide but recently 60 new species were found showing how much more we can learn.
Some of the most in-demand ecologists in Africa are specialists in statistics. But this is currently a scarce skill combination in Africa.
The introduction and spread of invasive freshwater crayfish into Africa threatens the continent's freshwater biodiversity.
There are gains to be made from going green.
Over 100 species are dependent on Ash trees for survival – we need to act fast.
The presidential candidates should be talking about exploring and cataloguing our biosphere, which holds vital clues for how humanity should navigate the future.
Nature is dispersed through our cities, even if we don’t notice it. And there's abundant evidence that engaging with nature, even in urban settings, is good for us.
Climate change may threaten the survival of the Cape frog. The solution could lie in creating corridors for them to move to new habitats and more suitable climate spaces.
Good models have been developed to ensure benefit sharing in the biodiversity business. But major challenges prevent developing countries from translating this into social justice.