Banning the hunts would harm the Inuit more than it would help the bears.
A wildlife biologist argues that the canid in eastern North America – known as the eastern coyote, or the coywolf by some – deserves to be classified as a separate species.
Freshwater covers only 0.5% of the Earth's surface but is home to 10% of the world's lifeforms.
Scientists are working to bring this large, unique frog back from the brink of extinction.
Science was instrumental in working out how to clear brigalow forest to make way for farming in the 20th century. Now it's trying to bring these iconic forests back.
The Leuser ecosystem in northern Sumatra is home to some of the world's rarest and best-loved animals. Thanks to a new government moratorium on land clearing, conservationists have enjoyed a big win.
We'll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia's wildlife.
The alpine landscapes of Australia's southeast and Tasmania are home to hundreds of rare plants and animals. They're healthy for now, but need careful looking after.
Grunting, growling, hissing, screeching: if your home is making these noises, you probably have possums.
We're set to hear very little about nature conservation in Australia's upcoming election campaign. Here's why that's a huge oversight.
Bird feathers can tell us a lot about their owners and the places they visit.
The bleaching hitting the Great Barrier Reef not only harms corals. As these close-up photos show, it also deprives many other species of a home and livelihood.
Chytrid fungus has already wiped out six species of Australian frogs since the disease arrived in the 1970s. Without urgent action, seven more are facing extinction.
Animals and plants may not be able to keep up with the speed of climate change. We could help them move.
Plans for managing Perth's rapid urban growth have been touted as green. But they still look like robbing the iconic Carnaby's black cockatoo of yet more crucial habitat.
The open oceans are the world's "wild west", falling outside any nation's jurisdiction. UN negotiations are aiming to draft new laws for the high seas.
Drugs, new materials and even more creative uses: biodiversity is full of potential.
Antarctica's blue whales all feed in the same place. But a new genetic analysis suggests they are actually three separate populations that breed in different parts of the globe.
More than half of the remaining habitat for Queensland's southern black-throated finches is potentially subject to mining development. If these mines go ahead, it will be bad news for these birds.
Australia's defence forces manage huge swathes of land which are home to valuable ecosystems. The new defence white paper finally acknowledges the importance of looking after them.