Over 40% of all insects, like this tropical dragonfly, are in decline.
New data from tropical and subtropical regions suggests insects are declining thanks to dammed rivers
Coprophanaeus lancifer, a large seed-disperser dung beetle in the Amazon.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve, West Cork, Ireland.
In Lough Hyne's shallows, animals and plants thrive that would otherwise be found in the ocean's depths.
Planting a hedge can boost biodiversity, tackle noise, air and soil pollution and help towards meeting carbon emissions targets.
Komodo dragons were illegally exhibited at the zoo.
The lawsuit resembles earlier legal efforts to make tobacco companies remedy wrongdoing.
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.
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Eating bird food was also linked to a nearly four-fold increase in their breeding densities.
Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency.
What can gardeners use that isn't so bad for the climate?
Despite its numerous benefits, biodiversity is still not well appreciated in Nigeria.
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Nigeria must improve biodiversity awareness among its citizens to stem animal poaching and halt biodiversity loss.
Sunrise over Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.
When something is free, people use a lot of it. Economists are urging governments to compute values for natural resources – wildlife, plants, air, water – to create motives for protecting them.
Invisible to the eye, the microbial life in the air around us can vary depending on our environment.
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 Chagos Reef was vibrant before the heat wave.
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Scientists watched in real time as rising ocean heat transformed the sprawling reef. It was a harbinger for ecosystems everywhere as the planet warms.
A tropical rainforest in South America.
Even if they can't save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.
Wildfires are the inevitable consequence of three factors coming together at the same time: an ignition, the weather and fuel.
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The fynbos vegetation that historically clothed the slopes of Table Mountain is highly inflammable. This has been worsened by the spread of alien trees that burn more intensely than the fynbos.
Clayoquot Sound, part of the Tla-o-qui-aht territory, has been the site of numerous protests against logging the forest. Meares Island was declared a Tribal Park in 1984.
To combat the biodiversity crisis, we need to fundamentally shift our economy and society and make nature conservation the norm.
Working landscapes, including farms, forest and rangelands, will be key to meeting conservation goals.
New approaches are required for Canada to meet its current conservation goals.
Cheetahs in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
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One-fifth of Earth's land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.