The first Fernandina giant tortoise seen in over 112 years.
Galapagos National Park Directorate
From the reappearance of giant bees to sightings of clouded leopards – can we ever be certain that a species has died out?
John Gerrard Keulemans. Published by Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
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?
Of more than 500 species of sharks in the world’s oceans, scientists have only sequenced a handful of genomes – most recently, white sharks.
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.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Wetlands are disappearing rapidly - but new data and technologies are revolutionising our knowledge.
Eastern quolls have been introduced in Booderee Nation Park as part of a rewilding project.
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.
A critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.
Mathematic models are becoming more sophisticated and now they could actually predict how likely a species is to die out.
Eli Wyman with the elusive Wallace’s Giant Bee.
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.
A worker marks timber logs at a concession area in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rainforest logging in Asia feeds much of the world’s thirst for timber.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian
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.
The government’s target to kill 2 million feral cats sounds impressive, but lacks scientific rigour.
The plan to kill 2 million feral cats nationwide by 2020 makes for good headlines. But it's also a simplistic goal that won't necessarily deliver conservation benefits to native species.
A recent report warned that insects 'could vanish by the end of the century'. Here's why that would cause a collapse of nature.
According to the latest data, there are probably fewer than 400,000 savannah elephants left in the wild across Africa.
Drone technology plays a vital role in gathering accurate wildlife data. But this alone isn't enough to save Africa's elephants.
The West Moberly First Nation would like to see biodiversity-rich riparian areas in the Peace River Valley, in northeastern British Columbia protected. They will be destroyed by the Site C hydro dam, currently under construction.
Countries can protect biodiversity and recognize Indigenous peoples as conservation partners.
The pine marten – cute but cunning.
We should welcome a native predators' return across the British Isles, while at the same time being honest about the implications.
Kathleen McArthur (left) and Judith Wright (right) wildflowering at Currimundi in 1961.
Photo by Alex Jelinek. Courtesy Alexandra Moreno
Wildflower artist Kathleen McArthur led one of Australia's first major conservation battles, over Queensland's Cooloola region. Yet this canny activist is rarely mentioned in most accounts of the campaign.
A serval captured on a camera trap at an industrial site in South Africa.
A high number of carnivores have been discovered at a huge industrial site in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Is the black-throated finch getting the legal protection it deserves?
AAP Image/Eric Vanderduys
Just one out of a possible 775 development approvals was refused on the basis that it would harm the southern black-throated finch, despite this endangered species being protected by federal law.
Nowhere for wildlife to Hyde.
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Keeping urban habitats such as parks neat and tidy by removing dead wood and leaves is driving the species which live there to extinction.
Conservation doesn’t have to be at odds with agriculture.
Agriculture and the environment don't need to be at odds with each other. They are more closely interdependent than we realize.
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Sloths love Cecropia trees. But a new study shows they may sometimes desert their favourite for other species.