The endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is one of Victoria’s threatened species.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.
An elephant faces down a car full of tourists.
Wildlife tourism is a million dollar industry, but do we know enough about how wildlife feel about tourists in their habitat?
Recreational fishers adjacent to an established marine park in NSW.
The overwhelming majority of recreational fishers support no-fishing marine sanctuaries.
The first Fernandina giant tortoise seen in over 112 years.
Galapagos National Park Directorate
From the reappearance of giant bees to sightings of clouded leopards – can we ever be certain that a species has died out?
Amid a growing human population, African elephants are confined to an increasingly managed existence. Do we want more for one of the world's most loved species?
Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park, UK.
Approximately 50% of the UK's poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.
Mark Ryan/Mary Parrish/Jay Matternes/Smithsonian Institution
Local tetrapod biodiversity exploded after the dinosaurs, but has barely changed in 60m years.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.
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.
A young shore crab displaying varied colouring.
Citizen science game offered clues to why shore crabs get greener as they grow.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
Munduruku tribal people are demanding that Brazil’s government respect their land rights.
AP Photo/Eraldo Peres
Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
A red-listed skylark.
One gram of songbird meat is estimated to sell for the equivalent of one gram of marijuana.
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In Europe, biodiversity is under threat. But three major trends mean we're still optimistic.
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.
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.
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
The Gila monster.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate.
Expanding cities and farmland have created many small, often isolated patches of vegetation. Long seen as having limited ecological value, a new study shows these are vital for endangered species.
There is an urgent need to reconsider the importance of diversity. It is not a simple wealth. It is both a property of the living and an essential condition for its survival.