The Virunga National Park is home to many people living off the land. Clashes between the army and those illegally extracting resources is causing huge problems for conservation.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
The notion of using dingoes to protect Australia's wildlife is based on wolves in the US, but research cast doubts on the link.
Australia is wealthy, but its huge size and relatively small rural economy mean we'll have to dig deep to find the cash needed to safeguard our environment.
It's difficult to sort out the conservation 'wheat' from the 'chaff' when too many subspecies are defined.
You'd hope we wouldn't flatten the pyramids to build a highway. But that's exactly what's happening to the world's natural heritage sites.
People are more likely to support conservation for cute rather than creepy-looking animals.
How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
A Christmas tree could be for life, not to be dumped after one festive season.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations.
Dolphin-watching tourism has pros and cons — so what should you think about next time you head out?
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, there may be dark days ahead for some of the world's rarest and most beautiful primates.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
In the coming weeks, Parks Australia will release a 2mm wasp on Christmas Island to control the island's yellow crazy ant infestation.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
We know very little about Australia's most threatened plants.
Study shows the footprint of climate change is already vast and that species are trying to adapt to rising temperatures.