A male hihi on a flowering flax bush.
Inbreeding and male infertility could be impeding the recovery of one of New Zealand's threatened birds - the stitchbird, or hihi. Hihi sperm might hold the answer, and help raise funds for conservation.
A giant swallowtail butterfly feeds from the flower of an alternate-leaved dogwood.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Land clearing is once again on the rise in Queensland.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
The outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner has downplayed the importance of land clearing as a threat to Australia's plants and animals. But it's the biggest threat, and magnifies the others too.
Australia’s species, like this green python, are remarkable, and need far better protection.
Australia's species, like this green python, are remarkable and need far better protection.
The critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum lives within a single federal electorate. Their local MP has a responsibility to be their voice.
Just a handful of federal members of parliament represent hundreds of Australia's threatened species.
Fish leave bits of DNA behind that researchers can collect.
Mark Stoeckle/Diane Rome Peebles images
Animals shed bits of DNA as they go about their lives. A new study of the Hudson River estuary tracked spring migration of ocean fish by collecting water samples and seeing whose DNA was present when.
Orange-bellied parrots are one of the species included in the government’s Threatened Species Prospectus.
The government's charity drive for threatened species shows it's unwilling to invest what's needed to prevent extinction.
Citizen science projects are a way to contribute to science from your own backyard.
From birds to bees, the wildlife in your backyard can tell us important things about the health of our environment.
We should be building wildlife bridges on the US-Mexico border – not walls.
Dingoes are often promoted as a solution to Australia’s species conservation problems.
Dingo image from www.shutterstock.com
The notion of using dingoes to protect Australia's wildlife is based on wolves in the US, but research cast doubts on the link.
The Cape peninsula moss frog is smaller than 20mm and is, therefore, hard to monitor.
A robust technique using the wonders of digital media has helped researchers understand how threatened species like frogs are faring on our globally changing planet.
BBC NHU/Fredi Devas
Some animals love living in the urban jungle – but they are a small minority, compared to those we risk losing to urbanisation.
These orange-bellied parrot chicks are the species’ last chance.
Mark Holdsworth and Friends of the OBP
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
Storm season in the Australian tropical savanna.
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.
The Bramble Cay Melomys is arguably the first mammal driven extinct by climate change, rather than direct human interaction.
Ian Bell/EHP/State of Queensland
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 Fat-tailed Dunnart is found in box gum grassy woodland.
There's rarely good news in conservation - but we've been studying a program that actually works.
Antarctica’s delicate ecosystem could be under threat from invasive species.
A warming Earth could see invading species arrive in Antarctica via the floating "taxi service" of the sea. That could be a threat to the southern continent's delicate ecosystem.
Moo-ve along: livestock are one of many threats to Australian freshwater ecosystems.
Freshwater covers only 0.5% of the Earth's surface but is home to 10% of the world's lifeforms.
Land clearing rates in Queensland tripled since 2010.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.