Only 200 years ago, Australian waters were full of oyster and shellfish reefs. Then they collapsed. Now large scale restoration efforts are underway.
Amphibian species are particularly at risk.
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Scientists predict 56% of ‘data deficient’ species are probably at risk.
A new map of more than 14,000 ant species around the world will guide efforts for discovery and conservation.
While artificially illuminating the night allows humans to make use of the the night, in doing so we catastrophically change the environment for all other species. How can we fix this?
A section of the Amazon rainforest stands next to soy fields in Belterra, Para state, Brazil, in November 2019. Efforts to save the world’s disappearing species have largely failed so far.
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The so-called post-2020 global biodiversity framework is a nature counterpart to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and will aim to curb the decline of nature by 2050.
This fictitious project approval helps us better understand how environmental governance in Australia has gone badly wrong.
After years of neglect, Australia’s environmental crises can wait no longer. Here’s what our new government can do quickly to begin turning things around.
The findings are staggering in their representation of loss and environmental degradation across Australia. While I am disappointed, I am unfortunately not surprised.
The simulation showed catching cane toads once a week involved 85% less cost and effort than other strategies, but was just as effective.
Trees bloom on a balmy spring day in Paris.
Trees were already known for cooling and cleaning the air of cities. A Europe-wide, participative science project shows how much their density matters for urban biodiversity.
Caracals feed mainly on native, wild species.
Caracals that hunt closer to urban areas where human population density is higher, have higher levels of chemicals in their systems.
Tropical forest covers 12% of the planet’s land surface yet hosts around two thirds of all terrestrial species. Amazonia, which spans the vast Amazon River basin and the Guiana Shield in South America…
Species will endure intolerable conditions long after the global average temperature stabilises.
Over the past 25 years, lion numbers have decreased by 43% throughout Africa, as their range has declined by more than 90%.
An Africa-based conservation expert explains why trophy hunting has not delivered for wildlife in most parts of Africa, and that local communities benefit next to nothing from its continued practice
A group of female eider ducks with one male.
The common eider nests in colonies on islands of the St. Lawrence estuary. The down that the female duck takes to fill her nest has exceptional insulating properties.
Exposure to hot and dry conditions can damage the DNA of nestling birds in their first few days of life – meaning they age earlier and produce less offspring.
A green turtle with a satellite tag at Poilão Island, Guinea-Bissau. Photo: Miguel Varela.
Protecting green turtles is difficult because they perform some of the longest migrations known in the animal kingdom.
Corals and fish in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro, Belize.
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As nations pledge to preserve swaths of ocean within their territorial waters, a marine scientist explains why some marine protected areas shelter ocean life more effectively than others.
For the first time, we calculated Australia’s share of planetary environmental boundaries and found we’ve shot past three already.
Can one department adequately tackle climate change, energy, the environment and water? It’s unlikely.