Gene drives aim to deliberately spread bad genes when invasive species such as mice reproduce.
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Releasing just 100 mice carrying a faulty gene designed to stop them reproducing can remove an entire population of 50,000, a new study shows, paving the way for new eradication efforts.
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In defence of 'cryptozoologists': we have a lot to learn from their curiosity and sense of wonder.
Orca family group at the Bremer Canyon off WA’s south coast.
The government aims to dramatically reduce the areas offered full protection and expand zones where fishing is allowed, while also claiming that this will still deliver good conservation.
British army conducts anti-poaching training in Nanyuki, Kenya.
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Protecting rhinos and fighting terrorism are both noble causes, but there isn't much evidence of a link between the two.
This quenda seems to have been a victim of land clearing.
More than 50 million birds, mammals and reptiles are thought to be killed each year in New South Wales and Queensland by the removal of native vegetation, and planning laws are failing to protect them.
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Of the 14 subspecies of brown bear, this is the most endangered.
It can be easier to raise money to aid animals like these African elephants than species that are more threatened with extinction but get humans less excited.
Must the money raised to save wildlife always aid the most popular animals? New research suggests that marketing can persuade donors that northern hairy-nosed wombat lives matter too.
Javan rhinos are one of the rarest mammals in the world.
Javan rhinos are among the most endangered mammals in the world: They live on one island in Indonesia, in the path of tsunamis. Saving them will ultimately require establishing additional populations.
Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease.
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It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
Footbridge over the Coapa River in Chiapas, Mexico, which supports local silvopasture (forestry and livestock grazing).
Many human-wildlife conflicts are rooted in struggles over land. Some countries, notably Mexico, have found ways to protect both nature and the rights of indigenous people and forest dwellers.
Dartford warbler in Chobham Common, a protected area in Surrey Heath.
Some Brexiteers see EU withdrawal as an excuse to weaken environmental protections.
The photo that confirms the Night Parrot’s existence in Western Australia.
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
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We focus on large, charismatic animals at the expense of these crucial 'lowly creatures'.
Flora and fauna can adapt to climate change, but some are more successful than others.
Australia's animals and plants are already demonstrating their resilience to climate change.
Orange-bellied parrots are one of the species included in the government’s Threatened Species Prospectus.
The government's charity drive for threatened species shows it's unwilling to invest what's needed to prevent extinction.
Early in the morning and late in the evening is when shorebirds escape disturbance on the beaches on which their survival depends.
We aren’t just jostling with each other for beach space. Scuttling, waddling, hopping or flying away from beachgoers all around Australia, wildlife struggles to survive the daily disturbances.
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Grey squirrels have lots of attractive characteristics, yet they are actively persecuted by humankind.
Ladybugs stop pests from eating our food and destroying crops.
Small animals are the fabric of the world around us. Without them everything would crumble.
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'Acoustic monitoring' can help us protect animals and their habitats.
Giant tortoise on Pinzon Island, Galapagos.
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The Galapagos Islands' giant tortoises are one of the world's best examples of evolution. Scientists are pioneering new conservation strategies to save them from extinction and restore their habitat.