Spread by the wind, the fungal rusts are among the most feared of all plant diseases. A 2016 myrtle rust outbreak on Lord Howe Island was contained, but now its unique plants are again under threat.
Do you know zoopharmacognosy is? Some animals use trees to treat themselves.
Saving our threatened species shouldn’t be seen as a cost, but rather a very savvy investment to ensure the support systems sustaining life on Earth remain intact.
Many threatened plant species aren’t being targeted for conservation. Identifying which are closest to being lost forever is the first step to protect them.
Glaciers support a unique community of plants, many of which are found nowhere else.
Australia’s plants help make our landscapes unique. But many are in grave danger of extinction, and in many cases, the problem is getting worse.
How fast can an animal run? How intense was the fire? Picking which species to help after a bushfire tragedy is no easy task.
Fish, frogs, turtles and platypus at major risk of extinction following the bushfires. So why aren’t they getting much attention?
Without an emergency cull of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park, the land cannot recover from the bushfires – and threatened species are at grave risk of being annihilated.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Human-driven land clearing and climate change are sending plants extinct at a rapid rate, risking a devastating biodiversity crash.
Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
A recent global survey found almost 600 plants have gone extinct. And this figure is likely to be an underestimate.
This small herb hadn’t been seen on Macquarie Island since it was first recorded in 1983, despite several searches over the next 30 years.