New Zealand just conferred personhood upon the Whanganui River, giving it standing to legally defend its rights. Can this novel strategy save the environment?
Zoos' role in conservation is divisive, but in Australia they could be critical in securing and even recovering threatened species.
International and local demand have brought Madagascar's palm species to the brink of extinction.
On the Tibetan plateau, the village of Yunta shows that animals and humans can live peacefully and care for each other.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
Both focus too much on controlling supply and not enough on demand.
Dingoes and wolves can help control destructive smaller predators, new research shows, but only if we encourage them across wide areas.
A century after they vanished, oysters have returned to the Dornoch Firth thanks to an ambitious natural cleaning project
A new study shows that the way humpback whales choose their habitats is affected by humans.
The "decision science" approach helps avoid unanticipated consequences of programs to bring species such as New Zealand's little bush moa, Waitomo frog, or laughing owl back from extinction.
Elephants, livestock and grass all play an important role in ensuring the survival of the Hirola - the world's rarest antelope.
Giraffe populations have declined by more than a third over the past 30 years. Two wildlife law experts explain the protections that would come with including them on a US list of endangered species.
The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
Cheetah’s rarity and elusiveness poses a problem for conservationists who need to know where they still persist, and whether their numbers are increasing or decreasing.
A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
A critical factor in the preservation of the Ethiopian wolf is the commitment and dedication to finding common ground between the needs of people and wildlife.
'Doom and gloom' messages about nature are less effective than positive ones. The Lost & Found project tells the stories of creatures thought long gone but eventually rediscovered.
The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis, as a second wave of coral bleaching hits. But the system of bodies and laws that protect it are getting more complicated – and less productive.
Technology will help in fight to save celebrated creatures, as new law comes into force.