Two forest researchers whose own communities were threatened by fires in 2021 explain how historic policies left forests at high risk of megafires.
The Blob, a long-lasting mass of warm water, sat off the Pacific coast of North America for years, bringing new species to formerly cold waters. What allows some to survive while others fade away?
It sounds like a mammoth plan, but bringing back large herbivore species to Europe could help mitigate ecosystem collapse.
Rivers are among the most embattled ecosystems on Earth. Researchers are testing a new, inexpensive way to study river health by using eDNA to count the species that rivers harbor.
Recent sighting of a leopard in the Campo-Ma’an National Park area of Southern Cameroon shows the importance of conservation efforts.
‘Shape shifting’ animals are evolving to deal with heat – by changing the size of their ears, tails, bills and other appendages.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
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?
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
Ecology is dominated by colonial notions and knowledge that doesn’t consider local knowledge. This needs to change.
Given the scale of the problem, five years was never enough time to turn things around. Clearly, we must reflect honestly on our successes and failures so far.
Generic urban landscape design is damaging for people and nature: an ecomimicry approach instead encourages nature to flourish even in cities.
Audio recordings of the secret lives of the Canada lynx demonstrate the value of technology in monitoring wildlife.
Research suggests our names for birds reflect our changing relationship with the natural world: here’s why that matters
New data from tropical and subtropical regions suggests insects are declining thanks to dammed rivers
Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.
For an ecologist working in a tangle of creeks in North Queensland, crocodiles are a tangible threat. We are food to them, yet we must learn to co-exist with these creatures.
Ecology needs to be more inclusive of research from the global South and by women, to create a balanced view of the world.
Children gain on every level from spending time away from home in nature but Covid has made school trips impossible