As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
After five centuries of extraction, the Amazon region stands on the brink.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
Play and learning are one and the same for Mbendjele children.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
The short answer is that leeches need blood to grow and reproduce. But it's in their interests to do it carefully, without causing too much pain, and in spots that are hard to find.
Zooming in on deforestation and other wild habitat loss can help us work out how best to protect wilderness.
A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.
Rainforests may have played far more of a role in shaping human evolution than previously thought.
Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won't get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.
Conservationists scaled the sheer cliffs of Mount Lico as part of wider effort to build the case for the protection of Mozambique's mountain forests.
It's hard to measure the value of a tree, but scientists equipped with lasers have come one step closer.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
They are contesting the maps that deny them territorial rights.
Some leaves are millimetres across, and others are a metre square. An international study has found the essential factors controlling leaf variations.
It's crucial to know the relationship between biodiversity and carbon storage to assess whether carbon-focused conservation will also protect the most biodiverse forests.