After the woolly mammoth and other megafauna became extinct, surviving animals mingled less. This has big implications for modern conservation.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
Europe is getting wilder as more people live in cities, but Naya's death shows this trend may have limits.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Protected from development, natural landscapes worldwide are emerging from the violence of war.
'California is America fast-forward,' writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
There is a myth that dingoes are extinct and wild dogs are all that remain in Australia. Our results show dingoes in New South Wales persist despite some mixing with domestic dogs.
Aside from their intrinsic value, common bird species might be one of the only ways we connect with nature in our everyday lives. But these opportunities are under threat.
What can we do as individuals to help save the planet? Acting locally is satisfying because we can see the results, but a geographer argues that large-scale solutions often make the most difference.
The New Zealand robin has learnt to hide left-over food for later consumption, and it turns out that male birds with the best spatial memory have the greatest breeding success.
To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities.
Do animals have their own culture? A researcher studying the culture of whales argues that they do. She says understanding that may be one way to save them from extinction.
Two scholars report on how conservation policies designed to protect reindeer are harming the nomadic Tsaatan people who rely on them.
A green criminologist weighs up the evidence.
The conventional channels for scientists to inform and influence policy are not addressing the climate and ecological crises quickly enough.
Attacks on chimpanzees are happening at an alarming rate, within and outside national parks.
California's new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
While the other members of the Sirenia are found in the Atlantic, the dugong is the only sea cow found in the Indian Ocean and south-western Pacific. This highlights its deep African connections.
The Red List ranks species based on how threatened they are. But it can be inaccurate.
Should lakes, rivers and other resources have legal rights? New Zealand, Ecuador and other countries have taken this step. Now Toledo, Ohio is a US test case.