Some megafauna species are dangerous and costly for humans to live with.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
Tight social bonds help Ethiopian wolves protect their families and territories.
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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.
The Pinocchio anole lizard (Anolis probiscis) was first described in Ecuador in 1953, then believed to have become extinct until it was rediscovered in 2005.
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'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.
The Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing a second wave of bleaching.
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The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis, as a second wave of coral bleaching hits. But the system of bodies and laws that protect it are getting more complicated – and less productive.
Technology will help in fight to save celebrated creatures, as new law comes into force.
The photo that confirms the Night Parrot’s existence in Western Australia.
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
The rare Pink Pigeon.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
By reintroducing new gene variants back into the wild, there's hope it will reverse the negative impacts of pink pigeon inbreeding.
Orange-bellied parrots are one of the species included in the government’s Threatened Species Prospectus.
The government's charity drive for threatened species shows it's unwilling to invest what's needed to prevent extinction.
Certain traditional owners and conservation groups allied to stand against a planned gas hub in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
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Relations between Indigenous peoples and environmentalists can be productive for both parties, but they will always be unstable.
A patrol post in Virunga.
Using the army to fight illegal resource exploitation aggravates conflict.
The Virunga National Park is home to many people living off the land. Clashes between the army and those illegally extracting resources is causing huge problems for conservation.
Helicopters hover over Bondi Beach after spotting a shark.
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LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
Dingoes are often promoted as a solution to Australia’s species conservation problems.
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The notion of using dingoes to protect Australia's wildlife is based on wolves in the US, but research cast doubts on the link.
Australia: there’s a lot of it to look after.
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Australia is wealthy, but its huge size and relatively small rural economy mean we'll have to dig deep to find the cash needed to safeguard our environment.
A new understanding of subspecies, such as Reichenow’s Helmeted Guineafowl, can help conserve the birds.
It's difficult to sort out the conservation 'wheat' from the 'chaff' when too many subspecies are defined.
The Simien mountains in Ethiopia are one of the world’s most threatened natural heritage sites.
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You'd hope we wouldn't flatten the pyramids to build a highway. But that's exactly what's happening to the world's natural heritage sites.
Monstrous, or just misunderstood?
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People are more likely to support conservation for cute rather than creepy-looking animals.
Soybean farmer in Malawi.
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How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
A Christmas tree could be for life, not to be dumped after one festive season.
A blue whale surfaces.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations.
A rare glimpse of a river dolphin in Cambodia.
Dolphin-watching tourism has pros and cons — so what should you think about next time you head out?