Negotiators hope to put humanity on a path to harmonious coexistence with nature by 2050.
China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
Inbreeding usually leads to an accumulation of genetic defects, but evolution on a small archipelago may have helped the severely inbred Chatham Island black robin to avoid this fate.
The embryo is frozen in liquid nitrogen until a suitable female donkey is found to grow it into a baby.
Only insects populations can compare to rising human numbers.
38 mammals have been driven to extinction since colonisation, and many more are close to joining them. We have the solutions at hand, but warnings continue to be met with mediocre responses.
Yes, the new threatened species plan is better. But it’s nowhere near enough to actually prevent Australian species from dying out
Climate change is exposing animals to temperatures outside of their normal limits – a new study has found that insects have a particularly weak ability to adjust.
The pet trade threatens to decimate some species – and dull nature’s colour palette.
Millions of years on. modern frogs and toads still haven’t learnt you can have too much of a good thing.
Megalodon, the world’s largest known shark species, swam the oceans long before humans existed. Its teeth are all that’s left, and they tell a story of an apex predator that vanished.
The findings underscore the importance of acting immediately to protect threatened species from predators in the wake of catastrophic natural events.
As a major conference on the global biodiversity crisis opens in Montreal, a conservation biologist explains how ideas about protecting nature have evolved over the past 40 years.
Species are declared extinct when there have been no verifiable sightings for 50 years. Declaring a species extinct has implications for conservation efforts and policies.
The hardest to save will be five reptiles, four birds, four frogs, two mammals and one fish, for which there are no recent confirmed records of their continued existence.
More than half of all crocodile species are a high priority for conservation according to the assessment.
Only three specimens of the blue-grey mouse ever existed, and two are lost. We plunged into a search for the third, in the hope we might find the species isn’t extinct at all – just missing.
A new study shows that when free-ranging cats are more than a few blocks from forested areas in cities, such as parks, they’re more likely to prey on rats than on native wildlife.
Cockroaches have been on Earth far longer than humans and may outlast us. Here are a few reasons why.
‘De-extinction’ seems like a way to save dying or dead species - but in reality it’s an expensive and impractical waste of time.