Prickly hedges capture large amounts of carbon dioxide, and are great homes for insects.
Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China has become the world’s largest country-to-country lender. A new study shows that more than half of its loans threaten sensitive lands or Indigenous people.
Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.
Which species are becoming endangered and which are recovering, according to the IUCN World Conservation Congress?
Wild beaver populations have the potential to significantly alter our landscapes, affecting biodiversity, water quality and pollution.
Towering trees in African tropical mountain forests are a vital, overlooked carbon store threatened by deforestation.
There are 191 different species of bat across the Pacific Island. They are vital parts of the region’s biodiversity, and many species have cultural significance.
Adopting more environmentally conscious farm models would safeguard our agricultural exports, cut emissions and help protect nature.
Studies show some animals can recognise the threat of fire, and behave in a way that increase their chance of survival. But what about wildlife who have evolved in areas where fire was once rare?
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
The audio version of an in-depth article on why there aren’t enough trees to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be.
Large and out-of-control wildfires can seriously damage ecosystems, but Indigenous fire practices can keep ecosystems healthy and resilient, and even increase biodiversity.
For biodiversity offsets to work, landholders need to be on board, but their diverse perspectives remain poorly understood.
Scientists are urging the Biden administration to protect mature US forests as a climate change strategy, starting with the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Huge blooms of brown seaweed have fouled Florida and Caribbean beaches almost every year over the past decade. They originate in Africa and South America. and are fueled by human activities.
New ABARES research examines the climate change challenge facing Australian farmers
For one of Earth’s most biodiverse forests, 21,000 years of natural change pale in comparison to modern, man-made climate breakdown.
“Will it become a wood again, how long will it take, which species will be in it?”
During a 2015 heat wave, scientists watched as a coral reef died before their eyes. By the end of the century, almost all the world’s corals will be gone if climate change continues at this pace.
The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to achieve a world “living in harmony with nature”. This won’t happen if the plan goes ahead in its current form.