Under the terms of the current treaty all commercial mining is forbidden, but rumblings of discontent are stirring beneath the ice.
The Earth is losing more and more biodiversity every day, and we should all be worried
A whale shark basking in the Maldivian shallows.
Why do whale sharks come together at just 20 locations around the globe?
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
Elephants at the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana is launching a consultative process to review the current ban on elephant hunting.
The Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative will sequence the genomes of 150 organisms important to Canadians, publishing the results in public databases.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
Increased logging in NSW could affect threatened species.
More logging will occur in NSW if conservation areas are rezoned by the state government.
Wedge-tailed eagles have been found poisoned in East Gippsland.
The poisoning of dozens of wedge-tailed hawks in Victoria could affect the entire wild population.
For decades, state and federal governments have shed environmental budgets and staff. Now it's up to volunteers to fill the gap.
Mala, also known as rufous hare-wallabies, will be protected behind an enormous cat-proof fence.
Conservation fences create a few hundred square kilometres of safety for vulnerable native animals surrounded by 7.6 million lethal square kilometres.
Crowdfunded campaigns to save the orange-bellied parrot are a rare ray of hope.
When environmental needs outstrip government funds, people power steps up.
Conservationists are at loggerheads about how to save elephants from poaching.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the post-budget debate.
New Zealand's coalition government in its first budget has treated public policies as investments, with the goal of improving social and environmental outcomes.
Nature offers many benefits to people.
Governments around the world have vowed to halt the loss of global biodiversity by 2020, but without more investment, we'll miss some of the targets.
Many sacred sites such as temples, and churchyards are havens for biodiversity.
Eyes in the sky: drone footage is becoming a vital tool for monitoring ecosystems.
Deakin Marine Mapping Group
Ecology is in the midst of a technological revolution. From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world.
Many poachers continue to poach to improve their incomes, rather than just make ends meet.
Park guards view maps and photos of high-altitude glaciers – information that can be shared with local communities dealing with changing water levels.
Science can't just stay in the ivory tower. But what does impact really mean and how does it happen? A study of more than a decade of ecological fieldwork projects in Bolivia suggests a better way.
The battle for the Franklin River runs far deeper than simply providing the backdrop for a political tug-of-war.
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Essays on Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River.
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The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.
Young southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), an endangered marsupial species living in outer Melbourne.
Endangered bandicoots have been found in the outskirts of Melbourne.