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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
There are over 100 species of wild coffee, but only a few supply the world's morning caffeine kick. Sadly, climate change and disease could be about to change that.
Rising temperatures and more frequent wildfires in Alaskan national parks could affect caribou’s habitat and winter food sources.
What is the best way to conserve US national parks in a climate-altered future? One answer is connecting parks and other public lands, so plants and animals can shift their ranges.
Some threatened species, like polar bears, receive more airtime because of how we value them.
When species are threatened, we lose more than just biodiversity.
It is estimated there are now more than 200 million cane toads across Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Pauline Hanson's idea to reduce cane toad numbers is fundamentally flawed, both in economic theory and in practice.
Honey bees are the most important single species for crop pollination.
Research shows that managed honey bees may pose a threat to free roaming honey bee populations.
Elephants in Namibia.
Few people could argue that hunting wildlife for trophies is moral, but conservationists have bigger fish to fry to reverse biodiversity loss
Human conflict can bring isolation to environments, which helps the local ecology thrive. After the war has ended, the return of nature is a poignant memorial and symbol of peace.
Mallard pair at the at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.