Exotic pets may rank highly on the novelty and excitement scale, but little is known about their ownership in Australia.
Tularemia is an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans. While it can be fatal, it is rare in Australia and can be treated with antibiotics.
Must the money raised to save wildlife always aid the most popular animals? New research suggests that marketing can persuade donors that northern hairy-nosed wombat lives matter too.
On the Tibetan plateau, the village of Yunta shows that animals and humans can live peacefully and care for each other.
It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
A critical factor in the preservation of the Ethiopian wolf is the commitment and dedication to finding common ground between the needs of people and wildlife.
'Doom and gloom' messages about nature are less effective than positive ones. The Lost & Found project tells the stories of creatures thought long gone but eventually rediscovered.
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
Australia's animals and plants are already demonstrating their resilience to climate change.
By reintroducing new gene variants back into the wild, there's hope it will reverse the negative impacts of pink pigeon inbreeding.
One of the problems with using automatic cameras to track wildlife is that people keep stealing them. And they go to great efforts to do so. But why?
The fascination and admiration of the natural environment may draw people closer to it, but it's crucial to remain responsible about any desire to own a piece.
March Mammal Madness, a tournament of imaginary contests between pairs of mammals, makes science irreverent and fun. The event has thousands of fans and is used in hundreds of classrooms.
Small animals are the fabric of the world around us. Without them everything would crumble.
How is rapid warming in the Arctic affecting animals that are adapted to cold? A wildlife biologist is using many techniques to find out, including stalking muskoxen in a polar bear costume.
During bird irruptions, hundreds or thousands of a single species show up outside their normal territory. Most of what we know about irruptions comes from data collected by citizen scientists.
The simplistic assumption that the violence in central Kenya is the result of drought mask the more complex underlying dynamics of politics, access to resources and land.
Critics say the Endangered Species Act does not work because only about 1 percent of protected species have officially "recovered." Two biologists explain why recovery is so hard to define.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.