Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
The value that bats provide to humans by pollinating crops and eating insects is far greater than harm from virus transmission – which is mainly caused by human actions.
The study showed that African grey parrots can recognise when another is in need, and will help them as a result.
Icelandic whalers have killed more than 1,700 whales since a global ban was adopted in 1986 – up to 2019, when no hunts took place. Is Iceland quietly getting out of the business?
While Hail Mary conservation efforts can pull birds back from the brink, an extinction wave still looms.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
Coyotes, whose range is expanding, are now at the doorstep of South America.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar's lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
An animal's poop may seem like something to avoid, but it's full of information about the creature that left it there.
Shark fisheries in Indonesia are an important economic resource in several areas. Hence, stronger regulations are needed to prevent declines in shark population.
This diminutive deer isn't the only fantastical life form discovered in Vietnam. But hunting and habitat destruction threaten many with extinction.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities.
Despite its importance, Cameroon's maritime fisheries sector is plagued with largely hidden, or ignored, fisheries crimes.
Queensland can no longer cull sharks in protected areas of the Great Barrier Reef, but it's time to move away from culls, nets and drumlines altogether. There are better ways to keep our beaches safe.
Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
The Trump administration is changing implementation of the Endangered Species Act in ways that conservationists say would reduce protection for some of America's most threatened wildlife.
Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
Doug Ford's government is undercutting the environment by giving business and development the upper hand.
Australian artists are protesting the Adani mine's potential impact on the black-throated finch. The project is gaining traction online, but in this case, emotive art might not be enough.