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.
Instead of focusing their limited time, energy and finances in effective interventions in their gardens, many individual gardeners are falling prey to greenwashing.
Pablo Escobar’s hippos escaped in the 1990s – since then, they have become a problem.
It’s a plant that is nearly impossible to obliterate, but new research reveals the best way of tackling Japanese knotweed in the most sustainable way.
Native plants help damaged landscapes by stabilizing soil, fighting invasive species and sheltering pollinators. Two horticulture experts explain what they’re doing to help develop new seed sources.
Invasive species cause billions of dollars in damage across the US every year. Hikers and backpackers can take simple steps to avoid spreading seeds and making the problem worse.
They’re beautiful in bloom, but Callery pear trees crowd out native plants and turn productive open land into woody thickets.
This mosquito spreads very fast to new areas and can adapt to various climatic conditions, unlike the non-invasive malaria vectors.
Conservation practitioners and policymakers must organize and prioritize the management of habitats around whether species are more beneficial or harmful to biodiversity.
Once confined to the Canary Islands, noble false widow spiders are casting their web worldwide.
From pine trees to camphor laurel and even the Cootamundra wattle, trees can be weeds too.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Enormous cane toads in Australia are not new – but we might see even larger ones as predators figure out how to eat these introduced toxic toads.
The pet trade has spurred a wave of bird imports, leading to escapes or even deliberate releases of exotic species into the wild. New research reveals the threat they now pose to native birds.
Carp can make riverbeds look like golf balls – denuded and dimpled, devoid of any habitat. Releasing carp herpes virus is a controversial proposition, so let’s weigh up the risks and benefits.
The ways eastern fence lizards have changed in response to red imported fire ants demonstrate how species can adapt to survive the presence of invasive predators.
Rats are disrupting the flow of nutrients towards the sea on many tropical islands – this has consequences for fish behaviour and the wider ecosystem.
Creating and preserving diverse forests can help us prepare for the next insect outbreak and protect our trees.
Scientists have found more ‘alien species’ today in regions that were once key parts of European empires.
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.