Species counts drive conservation science and policy, yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from the data: non-native species.
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?
Prey species rely on camouflage and escape to avoid getting eaten. How can they make them work together?
Pet theft can devastate families and cause animals significant distress – the law needs to change.
The new law is largely symbolic so the ACT can boast animal welfare credentials without putting animal-related industries offside. Still, it could create positive change.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
Some animals, like rats, learn linguistic patterns better than humans can.
Black rats are originally from India and brown rats are originally from China.
How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
Evolutionary quirks found in the animal kingdom protect against common diseases.
Cats and humans have different ways of communicating and sometimes that can lead to problems.
Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals.
Emperor penguins have a few hidden tricks to stay warm, like blood vessels in the nose arranged so they can regain most of the heat that would be lost by breathing.
New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.
New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Pets, like guinea pigs, lead very different lives to humans – and that's why they need very different eyes, too.
New species are being discovered all the time, which only adds to the problem of knowing how many there are on the planet today. It also helps to know what we mean by species.