When elephants venture into human settlements, they cause significant damage to crops and property.
Elephant numbers are increasing in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Their search for food is leading them into conflict with farmers living adjacent to game parks. Bees could prove to be the answer to the problem.
Near threatened: The Tasmanian Bettong (
Bettongia gaimardi) is now part of a plan to save the species and restore a wider conservation area at Mulligans Flat.
Most wildlife plays a key role in any ecosystem. So when one becomes extinct, it can impact their habitat. And we're now finding we may have lost more species in Australia than first thought.
You need to keep a close eye on croc numbers for several decades before knowing how many eggs to harvest.
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Queensland opposition MPs want crocodile egg harvesting to be expanded, as in the Northern Territory. The difference is, the territory's government has stayed committed to sustainability research.
What’s hiding in your garden this summer?
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish.
Matthew Le Feuvre
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
A golden-tailed gecko – one of the inhabitants of the Brigalow Belt.
How do you balance coal and conservation? New research from Queensland hints at an answer.
Is Australia really the most lethal nation on earth when it comes down to it?
There's a simple reason why Australia isn't the most lethal nation in the world.
As a generalist predator, spiders, like this Western Rough Wolf Spider, help limit the number of insects in your garden.
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Only two Australian spiders can kill you, but the rest are a pretty fascinating bunch.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
You can see the spectacular regent bowerbird surprisingly close to Sydney.
There are hundreds of places to see birds close to Australian cities.
Ahead of the Paris climate summit, protesters in the Philippines march for climate justice.
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A narrow debate of what countries should pay to respond to climate change obscures a bigger moral discussion that touches on economics, ethics and people's relationship to the natural world.
Roaming Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania.
It's an amazing evolution story happening in our backyards and forests – should this wily canid be called the eastern coyote a 'coywolf'?
Small birds such as this superb fairy-wren can benefit from a bird-friendly garden.
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Some Australian birds are pushing out other species, and even damaging trees. The good news is we can help stop the spread of these birds, by putting native plants in our gardens.
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Predators aren't living the easy life – most hunts are unsuccessful.
Squirrel gliders aren’t at risk, and hands-on conservation can keep them that way.
David M. Watson
We're familiar with the idea of releasing almost-extinct species into new areas. By doing the same with common animals, we can help stop their population numbers getting into the same perilous state.
Koalas are again in the firing line. But should diseased animals be culled for the greater good?
Research has shown that culling koalas could help stop the spread of deadly chlamydia. But how open will Australians be to killing one our favourite animals?
Elk, deer and wolves are becoming increasingly common in Chernobyl.
Eating kangaroos is sustainable.
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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. But are Australia's world-famous roos really at risk?
The debate on whether animals should be kept in captivity or not continues to rage on.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.
People in the Ruaha landscape lose their livestock as a result of predator attacks.
Human and wildlife conflict in Tanzania's Ruaha region is extremely tense. There are many projects underway to alleviate this tension.