The simplistic assumption that the violence in central Kenya is the result of drought mask the more complex underlying dynamics of politics, access to resources and land.
Critics say the Endangered Species Act does not work because only about 1 percent of protected species have officially "recovered." Two biologists explain why recovery is so hard to define.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
Some animals love living in the urban jungle – but they are a small minority, compared to those we risk losing to urbanisation.
We are only just starting to appreciate the full sexual diversity of animals.
Australia's arid grasslands are being invaded - by native shrubs and trees.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
Keeping non-native reptiles as pets is against the law – with good reason. Alien species traded on the black market can potentially establish themselves in the wild if they are released or escape.
Africa's cities are melting pots of activity and interaction. There are fears that the continent's next major modern disease crisis will emerge from them.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
Michael McCarthy's memoir is a timely reminder of the destruction of the natural world.
Metallic starlings – not the kind that live in your roof – breed in huge colonies that draw thousands of animals.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered to extend the state's shark netting and drum lines into New South Wales.
Half of Tasmania's eastern quolls – Australia's last population – have disappeared in the past 10 years.
Whether you live in an urban apartment or a rural homestead, your outdoor area is more than just a private space. It's a thriving ecosystem.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
The focus of CITES is not solely on the protection of species. It also promotes controlled trade that is not detrimental to the sustainability of wild species.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.