Green anacondas are the world’s heaviest snakes, and among the longest. it’s remarkable this hidden species has slipped under the radar until now.
Nature, everyone agrees, is in trouble. But can Australia’s new market-based mechanism help?
A group of prominent environmental scientists devised this list of 5 things we must see in Australia’s new national environmental laws, if we are to avoid calamity and hasten recovery.
Environmental degradation of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is causing poverty as well as food insecurity, increased crime and conflict.
Australia has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to fix environmental law. A new Wentworth Group report says the cumulative impacts from multiple projects must be considered.
The largest ever giraffe tracking study shows how these massive animals are responding to human pressures across many different habitats throughout Africa.
The UN ‘30 by 30’ biodiversity strategy aims to set aside 30% of land as protected areas. New research shows these areas do support biodiversity, but big parks also increase it outside their borders.
Great crested newts cause expensive delays to construction – trained sniffer dogs may offer a solution.
Meltwater rivers in the European Alps will change as glaciers melt – threatening animals that are vital for alpine ecosystems with habitat loss.
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.
The 10-week pilot program Totemic Species in Schools shows how Indigenous science can be woven into the existing curriculum. Students, teachers and parents provided positive feedback.
Australia’s plan to create the world’s first nature repair market is a bold move, but it could be a big part of a zero extinction Australia. So there’s every reason to give biodiversity markets a go.
To give native species their best chance of survival, we have to embrace ecosystem-based conservation – rather than trying to rescue individual species in isolation.
New research shows that if captive breeding stopped tomorrow, orange-bellied parrots would soon become extinct. So we’re locked into breeding programs until we can solve the underlying problems.
Researchers encourage citizen scientists to contribute to datasets on animal deaths caused by infrastructure. This will inform efforts to reduce the human impact on biodiversity.
Research on Denmark’s hedgehogs offers insight into their cause of death – and how to help them.
The first comprehensive population assessment of the raptor affectionately known as The Red reveals a species in trouble. Australia’s rarest bird of prey needs our help.
The Bahama warbler favours large pine trees and palms, fieldwork shows.
The swamp has not yet been drained everywhere.
Most of us have heard of the dangers of deforestation but there are other more subtle ways that human beings can endanger monkeys, apes and lemurs.