We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
It’s important that citizen science projects engage volunteers from across society, including young people. A new Australian initiative is doing just that.
About a third of Victoria’s land-based plants, animals and ecological communities face extinction. We look at what the political parties have promised ahead of the state election.
Mountain systems are sensitive to climate change. Loss of snow and ice sets off effects which have wide ranging consequences.
For many environmentalists, overpopulation is a real concern. But the planet will benefit more from tackling overconsumption by rich countries.
Mangroves support a significant amount of biodiversity and their soils can capture a great deal of carbon.
Governments, industrial and development companies and scientists need to take a leading role in finding strategic solutions to the cumulative threats impacting our freshwater ecosystems.
Carbon offsetting is often met with scepticism, but a new report suggests that if correctly designed it can be an important part of the net zero transition.
Dams prevent platypus movements, which restricts the exchange of genes essential to maintaining healthy populations.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
From planting mangroves to dumping minerals in the ocean, there are lots of ideas for ocean carbon dioxide removal – and even more questions.
Mainland resettlement programmes for tuatara have hit an unexpected snag – the lizard’s voracious appetite for seabirds.
Nestled among farmland, solar farms can be a refuge for wildlife.
Tackling this global problem requires an international effort – particularly by rich nations where the demand for exotic pets is increasing.
A new biodiversity index captures the climate risk for nearly 25,000 marine species and their ecosystems and lays the groundwork for climate-smart approaches to management and conservation.
Yes, the new threatened species plan is better. But it’s nowhere near enough to actually prevent Australian species from dying out
Environmental groups have criticised the government’s approach to nature – but what is this approach and why is it concerning?
New research traces the effect of drought on red kite chicks born during particularly dry years.
The findings will help us better understand how biodiversity responds to a changing climate over time.