Hostile reactions to spiders are harming conservation efforts.
There is little to fear and lots to love about spiders, which have not killed anyone in Australia for 40 years.
Our mental health benefits when nature is part of our neighbourhoods, as in this residential street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
It's well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are important indicators of rainforest health.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar's lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
Most of Kenya's biodiversity needs protecting outside protected areas in human‐dominated landscapes that are undergoing rapid change.
The Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, China.
Non-living nature such as rocks, landforms, soil and water form the Earth's 'geodiversity' - a crucial part of the planet's life support system.
St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. A colony of young penguin chicks wait for their parents to return with food.
BBC Studios/Fredi Devas
Wildlife TV producers used to think that focus on environmental issues could only be structured around doom and gloom stories – scaring away large audiences.
Scientists need your help to protect Australia’s insects and track their numbers.
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 says there is no reliable evidence that shark nets protect swimmers.
Weeks out from summer, new research says there is no evidence shark nets keep us safe from sharks.
Is red the new green?
Biodiversity, public transport and home insulation loom large in Labour's flagship programme for green governance.
A knobbed hornbill in tropical forest, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
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.
Matthew Newton/RUMMIN Productions
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%.
Central Land Council/AAP
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.