The Nyanga rinkhals can tell us about our own evolution.
More than half of the world’s turtle species are endangered or threatened, and overhunting of wild species is a major cause.
Why wild chimpanzees end up as pets and how we can keep them in the wild.
The largest ever giraffe tracking study shows how these massive animals are responding to human pressures across many different habitats throughout Africa.
But pesticides and climate change are threatening moths’ future.
From the moment a male lion is born it faces a gauntlet of challenges, ranging from snakebite to infanticide.
Freshwater megafish numbers have fallen by 94%, according to one study.
It’s not as well-known as the Hills Hoist clothesline, but here’s another Aussie invention worth celebrating: Glide poles are reconnecting severed landscapes for a special group of marsupials.
Turtles could spell trouble for Western Sydney Airport, which is being built in a wetland. But it’s not too late to include turtle-friendly infrastructure such as underpasses and fences.
Researchers tracked 2,300 wild mammals during the strict 2020 lockdowns and found they moved 73% further than in the previous year.
To what extent should the costs of protecting globally valued rhinos be carried by their local custodians?
Dingoes are not wild dogs, research reveals. Most of the 307 wild animals sampled in this study were pure dingo. Australia’s apex predator deserves our respect after thousands of years on this land.
Deforestation rates are lower in tiger reserves.
Our research estimates the cost of giving money to people in conservation areas as between $351 billion and $6.73 trillion annually.
A new study looks back into history to assess human impacts on the range of Asian elephants and finds sharp decline starting several centuries ago.
Governments and wildlife advocates are working to protect 30% of Earth’s lands and waters for nature by 2030. An ecologist explains why creating large protected areas should be a top priority.
Machine learning may not seem to have much connection with wildlife, but it’s starting to play a central role in bird conservation.
Many marine animals, birds and fish are ingesting plastic. New research identifies the first named health effect from it.
Our research looked at data from the government’s annual baking competition. Upon close analysis, we find a dangerous lack of diversity and biases towards cute, cuddly mammals.
From a ‘worm’ that shoots deadly slime from its head, to a blind marsupial mole that ‘swims’ underground, let’s take a look at three leading candidates (plus 13 special mentions).