Taxonomists are becoming as rare as some of the species they work on, and this puts museum collections and conservation efforts under threat and increases the risk of biosecurity incursions.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
Oysters are big business along the Gulf Coast, but raising them off-bottom – which yields a premium product – is just starting there. Hurricane Michael showed it won't be easy.
A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions and its landscapes as well as millions of people living nearby.
Experiments into the effectiveness of conservation can help us learn what works best.
Narratives about successful community-based conservation efforts in Tanzania need to be probed.
More than two-thirds of Earth's remaining wilderness is in the hands of just five countries, according to a new global map. A concerted conservation effort is needed to save our last wild places.
National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.
Rural Westerners have been stereotyped as angry ranchers who hate government. But for every gun-wielding militia member, there are many others who work collaboratively to protect what they value.
Malaria can be transmitted from humans to gorillas, with devastating effects.
The number of giraffes in Africa has dropped by 40% over the past 30 years, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown.
Researching the most resilient corals could help us find ways to better protect reefs in the future.
Coral reefs are in crisis around the world, and may disappear entirely. 3D printing is a new idea to help them – but it won't be a cure all.
Saving the rhino means tackling demand for its horn.
This study gives science-based recommendations where exactly the investment for conservation should go.
As both beneficiary and victim of EU policies, yellowhammers are apt symbols for Brexit's divisions.
Efforts to conserve nature needs to include communities.
Scientists asked young people to draw what they would like the natural world to look like when they're older. Their imagination could help make conservationists more ambitious.
With their jewel-like colours, Colombia's poison frogs are coveted by collectors. Does naming their species help protect them or make them a target for trophy hunters?
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers goes is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.