The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
Plant blindness is more than an interesting quirk of human perception. It impacts on our efforts to care for and understand plant species.
The Grampians, like much of Australia, has swung from Millennium Drought to Big Wet and back again, putting animal populations on a rollercoaster that could get worse as climate change bites.
There are many similarities between wildlife poaching and the cultivation of drug plants like the coca bush or the opium poppy.
New research shows protected areas are doing well at protecting large, iconic wildlife, but less well at helping smaller species.
New research suggests devils are evolving rapidly in response to their highly lethal transmissible cancer, and that the devils could save themselves.
Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
Eradicating feral animals from islands can be expensive, but new research shows where to get the biggest bang for our buck.
Climate change is happening faster than ecosystems can keep up with, so they'll need a hand from us.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
Scientists are calling for your help this National Science Week to identify Australian wildlife.
Climate change gets a lot of the spotlight when it comes to saving wildlife. But bigger threats remain.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
South Sudan is a country where conflict is rife. This has had a knock-on effect on the country's rich and varied fauna, and put conservation programmes in severe crisis.
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
Not all of the world's coral reefs are in dire straits. Reef fisheries tend to do better in areas with strong ownership rights, and where people are closely involved in managing their local reefs.
For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
Koalas are under threat from a range of factors, from urban expansion to climate change. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, and it may be that not all populations can be saved.
Australia’s conservation laws presume that we can preserve everything in its natural state. But in a changing world, we'll have to be more flexible than that.
The world has global authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own version of the World Trade Organisation or UN Security Council.