Rufous-backed dwarf kingfisher habitat is lost when forests are cleared for oil palm plantations.
© Muhammad Syafiq Yahya
The impact of deforestation for oil palm plantations is well known – and now research has found the replanting process could be additional harm to biodiversity.
The Christmas Island pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi) became extinct in 2009.
Current environment laws are manifestly failing Australian animals.
Barking Owls are one of Australia’s 1,770 threatened or endangered species.
Invasive species are the biggest single threat to Australian plants and animals.
Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
It's hard to say exactly how many koalas are in the wild, but there's no doubt they're in serious trouble.
The endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland is an ecological community that have shrunk to 6% of their original area.
Pete the Poet/Flickr
Tackling the extinction crisis is not just about protecting each species. It's also about preserving their home.
Feral cats kill millions of Australian animals a year.
Cats are wreaking havoc on Australia's ecosystems and non-lethal methods aren't enough.
Underwater view of waves breaking over a healthy coral reef, reducing wave energy at the shoreline that can cause flooding.
Curt Storlazzi, USGS
A new report shows that coral reefs reduce damage from floods across the United States and its trust territories by more than $1.8 billion every year – and pinpoints that value state by state.
The exploitation of the land and sea is the number one reason for biodiversity extinction, according to a new report.
The Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has some sobering news.
Zoological Society London
Coral reefs get a lot of attention, but the world has lost almost all of its vital oyster reefs in the last few centuries.
Is this dragonfly thriving, or just hanging on?
Alarm bells went off when several recent studies reported mass insect die-offs in different parts of the world. But reports of an 'insect apocalypse' have been greatly exaggerated.
Flowers of the mystical
Hildegardia australiensis. I.D. Cowie, NT Herbarium.
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With unusual inflated winged fruits growing on "sickness country", the tree flummoxed local botanists who had not seen anything like it before.
An aerial photo of Borneo shows deforestation and patches of remaining forest.
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth's surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
A critically endangered Tapanuli orangutan from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Maxime Aliaga / Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
Jokowi's re-election may put the global biodiversity at risk
Author and activist George Monbiot.
George Monbiot talks with an ecologist about natural solutions to the climate crisis.
In Australia you can have any tree you want, as long as it’s a eucalypt.
Eucalypts have been in Australia for 45 million years. But hundreds of species appeared more recently than previously thought.
Camera traps allow citizen scientists to peek into the hidden lives of Britain's mammals.
Wild animals don't mind humans in their habitats, so long as they make as little noise as possible.
An ashy mining bee (
Andrena cineraria) – one of the species believed to be on the increase.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
The endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is one of Victoria’s threatened species.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.
An elephant faces down a car full of tourists.
Wildlife tourism is a million dollar industry, but do we know enough about how wildlife feel about tourists in their habitat?