For decades, the extinction of passenger pigeons has been explained by two theories of human impact. New research shows one of these theories is now more compelling than the other.
Without an emergency cull of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park, the land cannot recover from the bushfires – and threatened species are at grave risk of being annihilated.
While Hail Mary conservation efforts can pull birds back from the brink, an extinction wave still looms.
The ecological costs of huge, repetitive, high-severity wildfires on ecosystems could be colossal.
In a matter of weeks, the fires have subverted decades of dedicated conservation efforts for many threatened species.
Overhunting of megafauna such as mammoths may have force us to take up farming, ultimately leading to modern society
People tend to pay attention when things get personal, so you need to know how climate change is damaging things in your life.
Understanding why the great auk went extinct could help protect species still living today.
Unprecedented fires are devastating koalas along Australia's east coast. These sudden drops in population put the survivors at risk of inbreeding.
Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
New research has revealed 100 plant and animal species have become extinct in the past two centuries – a far higher number than previously thought.
Scientists have a new approach to understanding how pollution threatens species at risk in Canada.
After the woolly mammoth and other megafauna became extinct, surviving animals mingled less. This has big implications for modern conservation.
This diminutive deer isn't the only fantastical life form discovered in Vietnam. But hunting and habitat destruction threaten many with extinction.
The Earth has experienced five periods of mass extinction. Scientists can't quite be certain yet, but they're fairly sure we're now well into the sixth.
Aside from their intrinsic value, common bird species might be one of the only ways we connect with nature in our everyday lives. But these opportunities are under threat.
An obscure Russian prince lays claim to being the first person to announce that humanity may destroy itself through its own technological advancement.
Every cloud has a silver lining – even the debris cloud from an asteroid impact
Realising the silence of outer space was what made us appreciate our precarious position down on this pale blue dot – so beginning our obsession with extinction.
We don't notice the plant species we're losing, but we won't be able to ignore the effect of their loss on our supply of food and medicine.