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.
Since 1992, an area of land two-thirds the size of Australia has been converted to human use.
The island's latest mining boom threatens a critically endangered lemur – and puts human lives at risk.
Recurrent fires in Kenya's Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills.
Our appetite for avocados affects more than just our choice of sandwich filling.
With the economy in its worst slump for decades, environmental protection may be on the chopping block.
Saving the world’s forests and oceans means putting an end to slavery run by criminal gangs.
Back and forth over land-clearing laws has left landowners confused and native forests vulnerable.
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.
After some unusually wet years, our landscape and ecosystems have once again returned to poorer conditions that were last experienced during the Millennium Drought.
Over the past few years many companies have committed to sustainable palm oil. But that is threatened by a growing alliance between industry and government.
Widespread adoption of a largely meat-free diet could feed the world and leave our forests intact.
As Brazil struggles through a political and economic crisis, its soybean farmers are thriving. Their growing clout could trigger new deforestation and undercut the nation's climate change pledges.
The extinction threat you haven't heard of: several South American birds teeter on the brink of existence due to habitat loss. And history is not the best guide for how to save them.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
Growing population, growing demand for food, climate change: Australia's rural lands are facing a number of pressures. So how can we sustainably use them in the future?
The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe must work hard to protect their native forests from deforestation.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.
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.
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.