Wolverine numbers are declining globally due to heavy trapping and predator killing by humans, habitat loss, climate change and various other factors.
The key to protecting wolverines around the world is to reduce trapping, minimize predator control pressures, and to protect and connect large blocks of intact habitat they need to survive.
Numbers of forest-dependent orchid bees in Brazil have been found to have declined by around 50%.
Insect numbers and species decline steeply where agriculture and habitat loss coincide. Preserving natural habitat can reduce losses up to nine-fold
Increasing revegetation from 1% to 10% of the landscape doubled the number of woodland bird species. The collective efforts of landowners can make a real difference for native wildlife.
It’s only fair to expect results from vast sums of public money spent on koala conservation. But continued land clearing badly undermines the investment.
One in 200 jaguars are likely to be affected by dams, versus one in five tigers.
The paradise parrot was rediscovered by Cyril Jerrard, a Queensland grazier, in December 1921. But its return was fleeting.
The road leading to the Etosha National Park East Gate at Fort Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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The presence of roads, even inside protected areas, may pose a significant threat to species.
New research reviewed more than 200 studies, and found the science underpinning artificial refuges — think nest boxes and artificial burrows — must be improved.
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.
The endangered golden snub-nosed monkey lives in mountainous forests of central and southwest China.
About 60 per cent of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers are threatened with extinction. Climate change will only make it more difficult for them to survive.
For phascogales, tree hollows are getting harder to find. I venture into forests and study how well artificial hollows made with chainsaws can replace them.
What can gardeners use that isn’t so bad for the climate?
An African forest elephant (
Loxodonta cyclotis) in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.
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A new review of the status of African elephants finds scientific grounds for dividing them into two species, and reports that both have suffered drastic population declines since 1990.
The last time a specimen was collected was in 1923.
Britain’s native amphibians are in steep decline thanks to wetlands disappearing and ponds drying up.
Food farmed in tropical and Mediterranean climates comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere.
The world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
Maerl beds are the coral reefs of the British Isles. But like their tropical counterparts, they’re threatened by climate change.
The documentary features Najin and Fatu, the last two northern white rhinos (pictured here with former head caregiver Mohammed Doyo).
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A conservation scientist interviewed on the programme says Sir David tells it like it is.
The coconut – an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls – causes more environmental harm than many people realise.