Seeing an animal in distress after disaster makes us want to help. But feeding them doesn’t always make the situation better.
Conservation that places less emphasis on who may or may not use a piece of land could result in better outcomes for people and wildlife.
Our new, world-first research provides strong evidence of a significant increase in reef manta rays in protected areas of Raja Ampat over a decade.
Inbreeding usually leads to an accumulation of genetic defects, but evolution on a small archipelago may have helped the severely inbred Chatham Island black robin to avoid this fate.
New research shows rewilding with invertebrates – insects, worms, spiders and the like – can go a long way in bringing our degraded landscapes back to life.
It’s important that citizen science projects engage volunteers from across society, including young people. A new Australian initiative is doing just that.
Japan was one of the world’s largest ivory markets – research explains why the country is no longer a key destination for the product.
About a third of Victoria’s land-based plants, animals and ecological communities face extinction. We look at what the political parties have promised ahead of the state election.
The embryo is frozen in liquid nitrogen until a suitable female donkey is found to grow it into a baby.
The report results could help explain honeybee colony deaths.
Melanesia’s tropical islands are home to at least 700 species of frogs – many with tiny ranges. We must safeguard these biological treasures.
Friendships between these two very different primates likely outlasted your promise to be best buds forever with your school classmates.
Africa’s designated protected areas don’t handle shocks well - South Africa’s wildlife ranches offer lessons in resilience.
An understanding of bird biology is the starting point for conservation efforts. 3-D reconstructions of biological structures greatly add to this understanding.
We take it for granted that we can compare multiple memories when faced with a tough choice. But not every animal’s mind works that way.
A study of tweets posted in 2019 found that tweets about elephant conservation didn’t align with the actual greatest threats to the animals, creating the risk that funding could be misdirected.
A new list of 404 Australian mammal species is a crucial conservation step in the face of the ongoing extinction crisis.
A team of scientists used unique tracking data to study how streaked shearwaters fly into typhoons strong enough to destroy houses.
A new biodiversity index captures the climate risk for nearly 25,000 marine species and their ecosystems and lays the groundwork for climate-smart approaches to management and conservation.
Yes, the new threatened species plan is better. But it’s nowhere near enough to actually prevent Australian species from dying out