Timber stockpiled along a logging road.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
The grey mouse lemur (
Microcebus murinus): at 60 grams, nearly the smallest primate in the world. I studied this primate in Madagascar.
Jason Gilchrist, www.jasongilchrist.co.uk
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, there may be dark days ahead for some of the world's rarest and most beautiful primates.
Traditional hunting poses no threat to dugongs.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
Red crabs migrate across Christmas Island in their thousands each year.
In the coming weeks, Parks Australia will release a 2mm wasp on Christmas Island to control the island's yellow crazy ant infestation.
Wildlife in the Athi-Kaputiei ecosystem with new development in the background.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
These orange-bellied parrot chicks are the species’ last chance.
Mark Holdsworth and Friends of the OBP
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
There are fewer than a thousand Graveside gorge wattles in Kakadu National Park.
We know very little about Australia's most threatened plants.
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.
NOAA Fisheries West Coast
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.
EPA/Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia
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.
University of Sydney
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