It’s been 80 years since the last undisputed sighting of the striking black-and-white bird. The U.S. government believes the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct — but many will keep searching for it.
African states have an important role to play in promoting a total ban on nuclear weapons.
Humanity faces an extraordinary threat - why are so many of us not motivated into action?
The 15th UN biodiversity conference recently wrapped up the online portion of negotiations.
It sounds like a mammoth plan, but bringing back large herbivore species to Europe could help mitigate ecosystem collapse.
Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.
We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.
Without urgent action, Australia will continue to lose billions of dollars every year on invasive species.
Climate change is even worse than we expected - so is now the time for conservationists to take extreme measures to stem the extinction crisis?
The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to achieve a world “living in harmony with nature”. This won’t happen if the plan goes ahead in its current form.
Researchers found 16% of coral species have not been seen for many years. This finding is alarming, because local extinctions suggest global extinctions may be looming.
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.
If the asteroid caused the very sudden end of the dinosaurs, a new study shows that their decline had begun 10 million years earlier.
The remaining populations are threatened by a lack of genetic diversity, which makes them less likely to bounce back from new pressures such as climate change.
The lives of one in ten of Earth’s species are connected to lakes and their tributaries.
Research into fox scents suggests a complex form of ‘chemical communication’ underlies the animal’s behaviour. The findings could help improve pest control methods and protect native wildlife.
The famous deaths of moas and dodos has fed a narrative in which humans are agents of extinction for island-dwelling animals. But research suggests this only recently became the case.
There’s still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
Tracking species over their lifetimes can reveal their climate adaptation secrets.
Invasive species have been invading foreign territories for centuries. By quantifying the mammoth economic impacts, we hope political leaders will start to take notice.