Many carnivores are ambush predators. Being seen by their prey can lead to them abandoning the hunt.
Birdwatchers have long known that to conserve nature, we need not only the intellectual expertise of science but also an emotional affinity with the living things around us.
From a Hugh Jackman-esque spider to honouring traditional Indigenous words, these species have memorable names.
As mountain goats face pressures from climate change and human disturbance, analyzing their genome provides useful information on their ecology and evolution.
Protecting the continent’s remaining pristine wilderness areas is urgent, but achievable.
Enforcement at protected areas is key way to prevent bushmeat poaching, but it's also important to recognise the contribution bushmeat makes to livelihoods, incomes and food security.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.
The number of visitors to the restored wetlands is increasing each year, as is the wildlife.
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
With national parks closed in many parts of North America, now is the time to rethink how we protect natural areas.
If left unregulated, the unsustainable exploitation of leopards will have severe ecological and evolutionary costs.
What drives people to garden isn't the fear of hunger so much as hunger for physical contact – and a longing to engage in work that is real.
What a hungry Red kite tells us about human-animal relationships.