Land clearing rates in Queensland tripled since 2010.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
Wood mice are well placed to take advantage of warmer weather.
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Speedy movement to newly warm areas isn't everything, says new study.
Clearing mulga woodland in Queensland to open up land for cattle during drought.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
Researchers in Sichuan disguise themselves as the real thing.
The country is fast becoming a world leader in conservation biology.
A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
A puma and her two kittens look out over San Jose, California.
Many Americans move to rural areas to live near nature. But the mere presence of humans changes wildlife behavior in ways that may have ripple effects.
A hoverfly on a sunflower.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish.
Matthew Le Feuvre
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
A golden-tailed gecko – one of the inhabitants of the Brigalow Belt.
How do you balance coal and conservation? New research from Queensland hints at an answer.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Fallow deer are on the rise.
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There are now six species roaming wild, and their numbers are increasing dramatically as their population expands and through human action. As they spread, they raise uncomfortable issues for conservation.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Kisses aren’t the only magic that happens under Australian mistletoe.
In many parts of the world, Christmas and mistletoe are inextricably intertwined. But in the natural world, mistletoe has long fascinated naturalists and scientists.
Sudan, the last remaining male northern white rhinoceros, meets the Maasai Cricket Warriors.
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Their flimsy chances rely on the eggs and sperm from the remaining three elderly animals, combined with frozen DNA from dead rhino.
Measuring a risk based approach to fuel management presents many difficulties.
Victoria is moving away from burnoff targets to a new strategy for managing bushfire risk.
Australia’s environment protection laws only protect endangered species or ones in national parks.
The government is set to restrict green groups' right to challenge environmental approvals in court. But the law isn't doing its job in protecting Australia's plants and animals anyway.
The birds' brightly coloured beaks are worth more than elephant tusks.
Right whales pass on the knowledge of their migration routes.
Why are some southern right whale populations not recovering as fast as we hoped? The answer may be in their migrations.
Small birds such as this superb fairy-wren can benefit from a bird-friendly garden.
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Some Australian birds are pushing out other species, and even damaging trees. The good news is we can help stop the spread of these birds, by putting native plants in our gardens.