Researchers used ‘citizen science’ birdwatching data to rank Australian species. Among the most elusive birds were ‘hide and seek’ champions and a few possibly headed for extinction.
Australian freshwater turtles are a vital part of healthy waterways, but we don’t know enough about them. A new roundup of turtle research aims to buck the trend.
Hundreds of wildlife rehabilitation centers across the US and Canada treat sick and injured animals and birds. Digitizing their records is yielding valuable data on human-wildlife encounters.
A group of prominent environmental scientists devised this list of 5 things we must see in Australia’s new national environmental laws, if we are to avoid calamity and hasten recovery.
A recent study focusing on how offshore wind farms in Massachusetts waters could affect endangered right whales does not call for slowing the projects, but says monitoring will be critical.
Every living thing leaves traces in its environment. By sampling water or even air for this environmental DNA, we can know which species live where.
As COP28 looks for solutions to the climate crisis, retaining biodiversity is crucial to the planet’s future. But not every species can be saved from extinction. Here’s one approach.
Giraffes are vulnerable to extinction, mainly due to habitat loss and killing for bushmeat markets. The good news is human actions can alleviate that danger.
Australia has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to fix environmental law. A new Wentworth Group report says the cumulative impacts from multiple projects must be considered.
Contributors to the WomSAT website have already reported more than 23,000 wombat sightings. We can use the data to cut the risks to wombats – and anyone with a smartphone can help.
Horseshoe crabs play a unique role in medicine, but they’re also ecologically important in their home waters along the Atlantic coast. Can regulators balance the needs of humans and nature?
Victoria’s iconic mountain ash forests are reeling from decades of logging and fire. They’re not recovering on their own.
Lion protection fees paid by tourists could pave the way for a responsible transition away from trophy hunting without affecting the communities that rely on hunting revenue.
For Australia’s saltwater people, the migration routes of humpback whales represents an important songline
More than half of the world’s turtle species are endangered or threatened, and overhunting of wild species is a major cause.
Australia’s environment does not have sufficient legal protection from climate change, as outlined in a new report from the Climate Council Australia.
Citizen science is coming of age. The data are pouring in from observations by naturalists and birders.
After a chance discovery in the lab, this team used IVF to make hundreds of coral babies for restoration projects in New South Wales. So far the IVF babies are doing well in the wild.
Botanizing is the practice of observing and appreciating plant life. Two plant scientists explain how it benefits people and the planet.
Australia has almost 1.8 million farm dams – and some are home to threatened frog species