The decline of forest creatures like the Chapman’s chameleon are warning signs that forests are losing integrity.
Climate change is even worse than we expected - so is now the time for conservationists to take extreme measures to stem the extinction crisis?
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
The bacteria which causes the infection in yellow-eyed penguins is closely related to a human pathogen.
There are too many little-understood species for scientists to study them all. A new approach helps decide which ones to tackle first.
For the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, every individual matters. A team of veterinarians and biologists has formed a network along the Gulf Coast to save injured sea turtles and the species.
An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.
Technology that can identify stray bits of genetic material in the environment can help scientists monitor human and animal health.
To get a grip on the biodiversity crisis, we’ll need to understand how wildlife is threatened in our own backyard.
As sea levels rise along the Atlantic coast, saltwater is intruding inland, killing trees and turning coastal forests into marshes. Should scientists try to slow the process, or work with it?
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.
Reports of global biodiversity doom hide a more complex and encouraging picture. Conservation efforts can be targeted with more nuance species population data.
Do you see a fearsome predator? A fragile icon of impending extinction? What these arctic giants have stood for in art has continually evolved.
Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.
By only focusing on preserving the genetic purity of a species, conservationists risk the extinction of isolated populations.
A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.
Breeding in captivity is expensive, and means the animal’s gene pool will be sorely depleted. Using sperm and egg freezing and IVF techniques can reduce that.
Historical photographs of bison extermination are a window into a history of relationships between humans, bison and the environment.
This newly discovered ancient monk seal is challenging previous theories about how and where monachine seals evolved. It’s the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution research in about 70 years.
For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they’ve been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.