Information collected from DNA samples can be used to identify species, track their movements and diagnose genetic diseases. This information is useful in conservation and management projects.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
The main food for the mountain pygmy-possum’s spring/summer breeding season is the migratory bogong moth, but in 2017 and 2018 billions of bogong moths failed to arrive. Then the bushfires did.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
The destruction of recent fires is challenging our belief that with enough time, love and money, every threatened species can be saved. But there is plenty we can, and must, now do.
Evidence shows Native Americans in New England lived lightly on the land for thousands of years. It wasn't until Europeans arrived that the landscape experienced major human impacts.
It's been a deadly summer for Australia's wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats -- which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species -- from a silent overseas killer.
Australia's only sea lion species is endangered and continues to decline. A new non-invasive monitoring technique could help to identify the causes and better inform conservation strategies.
While Hail Mary conservation efforts can pull birds back from the brink, an extinction wave still looms.
As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.
Surveys are likely to have missed multiple groups and individuals due to differences in survey techniques.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.
There is little to fear and lots to love about spiders, which have not killed anyone in Australia for 40 years.
Most of Kenya's biodiversity needs protecting outside protected areas in human‐dominated landscapes that are undergoing rapid change.
Citizen scientists across North America have contributed over 1 million observations to this online platform, generating data useful for researchers.
Knowing an animal's normal lifespan is hugely important for conservation efforts, but it's harder to find out than you'd think.
Who wins, who loses and whose natures are being talked about when nature-based solutions are proposed?
Farming and habitat destruction have caused the species to disappear from large areas of Europe.
Wildlife TV producers used to think that focus on environmental issues could only be structured around doom and gloom stories – scaring away large audiences.