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.
How do we ensure solutions to climate change doesn’t make biodiversity loss worse? Fifty of the world’s leading researchers on biodiversity and climate have sought to answer this question.
As we look beyond a world besieged by Covid-19, the relationship between humans and nature in our cities must be shaped and reclaimed.
A bewildering array of laws and regulations cover species and ecosystems in Canada, making their protection inadequate.
After more than 300 years of effort, scientists have documented fewer than one-third of Australia’s species. The remaining 70% are unknown, and essentially invisible, to science.
New Zealand recently became the first country to make climate-related financial disclosures mandatory, but it has some way to go to scale up investment in climate resilience.
Climate change has long been dismissed as a significant stress to New Zealand’s native wildlife, but research shows it exacerbates existing threats such as introduced predators and habitat loss.
In healthy populations, the song of regent honeyeaters is complex and long. But where the population is very small, the song is sadly diminished.
Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.
Nearly 700 species of flightless mammal could be barred entry to cooler habitats due to national borders by 2070.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
A year since the fires, I feel an underlying sadness and concern for the future. From my discussions with other conservationists, I know I’m not the only one to feel this way.
New Zealand spends about $500m on environmental research each year, but fails to invest systematically in monitoring programmes to track the changing environment.
Historical photographs of bison extermination are a window into a history of relationships between humans, bison and the environment.
As the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon is not only an important carbon sink, but also home to thousands of species of plants and animals and a crucial part of the water cycle.
What do ammonium nitrate and iodine have in common? Both substances are of immense service to humankind, and the history of their discovery is closely linked to that of the production of explosives.
Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an ‘insect apocalypse.’ But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn’t proven.
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
By identifying the roots of global ills such as climate change and biodiversity, there’s an opportunity for coordinated action as countries lay new pathways for a post-COVID world.