Recurrent fires in Kenya's Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills.
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.
Cats, rats, foxes and other mammal predators have been implicated in 60% of the world's animals extinctions.
Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
Nature conservation is becoming another way to make money.
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.
New research shows protected areas are doing well at protecting large, iconic wildlife, but less well at helping smaller species.
The National Park Service's principal climate scientist explains why the parks are important laboratories for climate change research, and how climate change is altering the parks.
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is huge win for preservation, but it also poses outsized management challenges for the National Park Service.
As the National Park Service turns 100 years old, two conservation scholars and former park rangers respond to critics who support privatizing national parks or putting them under state control.
Marine parks need to cover large swathes of ocean, but they also need to cover the right areas if they are to deliver the best conservation. New research off Australia's northwest suggests how.
Climate change is happening faster than ecosystems can keep up with, so they'll need a hand from us.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
60% of the world’s largest carnivores and herbivores are classified as being threatened with extinction
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica's mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
More and more Africans are becoming citizen scientists – and the benefits are huge both for them as individuals and for science on the continent.
Koala numbers in parts of Australia are in decline as they move from development of their land. But they can learn to take safer routes if they are built as part of the urban design.
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
Since the 1960s, environmentalism in Australia has largely focused on defending "wilderness". However, protected areas in themselves are not stemming the destruction of biodiversity.
South Sudan is a country where conflict is rife. This has had a knock-on effect on the country's rich and varied fauna, and put conservation programmes in severe crisis.