Extinction of the woolly mammoth and other megafauna caused surviving animals to go their separate ways.
After the woolly mammoth and other megafauna became extinct, surviving animals mingled less. This has big implications for modern conservation.
Seagrass meadow in Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia. Seagrass is an important nursery for many juvenile reef fish.
Although less well known than its cousins, coral reefs and mangroves, seagrass plays a crucial role in climate change mitigation.
Modern fire managers can learn much from Aboriginal fire practice.
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Indigenous people used small fires skilfully to prevent larger bushfires. In this time of crisis, we must learn from them.
The declaration of the 5 million-hectare Katiti Petermann Indigenous Protected Area around Uluru in 2015 helped take the land area of northern Australia in the hands of traditional owners to around 60%.
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Expanding on sustainable practices in remote parts of Australia can deliver great benefits to both local Indigenous owners and national and global communities.
The Yorkshire Dales, England.
Much of the UK's farmland is unproductive. It could be put to better use storing carbon, offering recreation and providing wildlife habitat.
The Snake River in Idaho is an area of ‘critical environmental concern.’
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities.
Researchers have tracked how viewers respond to nature documentaries – and the lasting digital impression they leave.
In the past, governments have worked much more closely with scientists to respond to emergencies.
New research suggests feral cats can probably outsmart dingoes.
Cats have lived around dogs for tens of thousands of years. So using dingoes to control feral cats will not protect our wildlife.
Even the standard grassed nature strip has value for local wildlife.
When so much of the green space in our cities is in the form of nature strips, current restrictions on plantings are denying us the many social and environmental benefits of more diverse greenery.
Caribou face a range of threats in Canada.
Canadians are more concerned about the environment than ever before. Here's how to judge a party leader's perspective on protecting biodiversity.
Destructive fishing, bombing and poisoning were banned in Indonesia in 2004 but enforcement is weak.
Our study found that some individuals who previously participated in destructive fishing practices can transform into inspiring leaders and influence others to protect coral reefs.
A researcher completing bleaching surveys in the southern Great Barrier Reef after a major bleaching event.
ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CORAL REEF STUDIES
Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
Trilobites evolved following the massive collision.
Dust from the breakup of an asteroid changed the Earth's climate and led to an increase in marine biodiversity, study shows.
Scientists are worried about the Abaco, a subspecies of parrot found found only in the Bahamas.
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What has just happened may represent the irreplaceable loss of a small but nonetheless precious part of the planet’s biological heritage.
Every cloud has a silver lining – even the debris cloud from an asteroid impact
The hope is that building ‘a smart city in the forest’ in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regencies will ease Jakarta’s myriad problems. But it’s not that simple.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Wild boar in a swamp in Slidell, Louisiana.
AP Photo/Rebecca Santana
Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
A Eurasian stone-curlew stands amid short grass.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.