Researchers have found that dragonflies have become on average lighter-colored over the past half-century in response to higher temperatures.
Study shows the footprint of climate change is already vast and that species are trying to adapt to rising temperatures.
Some have a strain that is almost identical to one that infected humans in the middle ages.
Genetically modified crops.
Genome editing and synthetic biology are giving rise to new forms of life. But do these organisms have conservation value as part of earth's biodiversity?
Rainforests sustain stunning numbers of insect species, such as this Horny Devil Katydid from Ecuador.
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The organisms that we're now discovering are often more hidden and more difficult to catch than ever before.
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Is an extinct animal really gone forever?
A dead vaquita entangled in a gillnet.
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As the vaquita porpoise heads towards extinction, new management measures in Mexico still may have missed the point -- affecting not one but two critically endangered marine species.
Japan’s previous scientific whaling program was shut down. But its new one may not be.
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Australia's new resolution will apply stricter monitoring to the special permits that allow some nations to continue whaling. But the new rules are non-binding, meaning countries are free to ignore them.
Ecological sustainability is at the core of Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's proposed changes to Australia's national environment act will significantly reduce judicial oversight on environmental decisions. Here's why that matters.
Bonobos are separated from chimpanzees by the River Congo, but they share more genes than we thought.
The two species mated 500,000 years ago, leaving a genetic mark to this day. This knowledge could help save them from extinction.
Rick Shine aims to save Australia’s reptiles.
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University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
Cheetahs have extraordinarily low genetic diversity, placing them at risk.
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Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
The number of camels in Kenya has risen, as have other livestock populations.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels
Seagrass meadows are often overlooked by the public but vital to the ocean ecosystem.
Seagrass is more than just a bit of sea greenery.
The view of the Chyulu hills from Tsavo West National Park.
Recurrent fires in Kenya's Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills.
Women demonstrate in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley against the export of wild animals from the Maasai Mara National Park.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching.
Feral cats are a major driver of global biodiversity loss, contributing to 26% of bird, mammal and reptile extinctions.
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
Sometimes plants are obvious, but often they slip under the radar.
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Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
China’s Jiangxi mountains: now just an asset?
Nature conservation is becoming another way to make money.
A valuable harvest.
American ginseng, a slow-growing native plant long used in traditional medicine, was abundant in colonial times. Now illegal harvesting and other stresses are pushing it close to extinction.
Zebras are among the larger wildlife doing well in protected areas.
New research shows protected areas are doing well at protecting large, iconic wildlife, but less well at helping smaller species.