For more than 30 years, Environmental Defenders Offices around the country have worked to help people take legal action on environmental issues. They've notched some big wins along the way.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
While the international conservation community unites against the captive breeding of big cats in South Africa, the government stalls.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.
Wildlife tourism is a million dollar industry, but do we know enough about how wildlife feel about tourists in their habitat?
The 1930s New Deal created a civilian army of conservationists who planted forests and restored wilderness.
Giving female marsupials a sniff of prospective partners increases the chance of a successful love connection.
When it comes to environmental activism, optimism is key.
New research looked at human impacts on more than 5,000 threatened species and found that a quarter of them have almost nowhere left to go to escape from the threats posed by human development.
Many people associate Henry David Thoreau with solitude in the outdoors. But Thoreau understood in the mid-1800s that there was no such thing as nature separate from humans.
From the reappearance of giant bees to sightings of clouded leopards – can we ever be certain that a species has died out?
Australia is losing mammals faster than any other country, as well as plenty more plants and animals besides. Extinction is theft from future generations – it's time to treat it as such.
Amid a growing human population, African elephants are confined to an increasingly managed existence. Do we want more for one of the world's most loved species?
Why do scientists spend so much time and money mapping the DNA of species like white sharks? Single studies may offer insights, but the real payoff comes in comparing many species to each other.
Wetlands are disappearing rapidly - but new data and technologies are revolutionising our knowledge.
Rewilding is gaining popularity around the world, as a means to restore ecosystems to their ancient state. But just like Vegemite, Australian rewilding projects need to have a unique flavour.
Mathematic models are becoming more sophisticated and now they could actually predict how likely a species is to die out.
A bee the size of a human thumb was first described in Victorian times, but hadn't been seen since 1981. That is, until four biologists teamed up on a trek to Indonesia's North Molucca islands.
In a global economy, passing laws to conserve forests, fisheries or other natural resources can simply shift demand for those goods to other countries or regions where they aren't as well protected.