IUCN workers staff pavilions at the seventh World Conservation Congress in Marseille, southern France.
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Which species are becoming endangered and which are recovering, according to the IUCN World Conservation Congress?
Shorea smithiana, a rainforest tree vulnerable to habitat loss. Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia.
A staggering 17,500 tree species are at risk of dying out.
No rhinos were harmed in the making of this image.
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Helicoptering heavy herbivores across Africa is no laughing matter.
Spiny-tailed skinks, also known as meelyu, are culturally significant to the Badimia people in Western Australia. But habitat degradation and mining have put them at threat of extinction.
Meet the parma wallaby: for decades it was presumed extinct, until it turned up in New Zealand. Today, its failure to charm Australians may have doomed it – for good.
Proboscis monkeys, although endangered, do not tend to receive large amounts of public conservation support.
Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.
Surveying moth caterpillars Douglas Boyes.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
Spring is rapidly approaching and many birds are hunting for the best nesting sites. Competition is fierce — especially for species that nest in tree hollows.
Planting 8 billion trees a year would replace about half of the 15 billion cut down annually.
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Planting a massive number of trees can help slow climate change, but it is only part of the solution.
Spotted tree frog.
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We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.
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?
McAfee Knob in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the Appalachian Trail’s most scenic vistas.
When forester Benton MacKaye proposed building an Appalachian Trail 100 years ago, he was really thinking about preserving a larger region as a haven from industrial life.
‘Fake news’ odours are protecting vulnerable birds and their offspring, including the banded dotterel.
From the archive: using misinformation to fool predators into leaving bird nests alone. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Bush meat consumption is enjoying a renaissance in Ghana.
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Migrating monarch butterflies rest at Pismo Beach, Calif. on their way to Mexico.
Raising monarch butterflies is a popular hobby, but concerns have been raised about its contribution to population decline. Research shows that monarchs raised in captivity are still able to join the migration.
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Even in small, densely populated countries, reintroducing large wildlife is possible.
A big brown bat and a little brown bat hibernating in an abandoned mine in Ontario.
White-nose syndrome has wiped out millions of bats in North America, pushing researchers to look at alternative roosts like bat boxes. But the U.S. bat box designs may not suit Canadian bats.
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.
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Outdoor recreation is booming across the US, but research shows that the presence of humans – or the trails they hike and ski on – can have harmful effects on wildlife at less-than-close range.