The role of beavers in safeguarding against our heating climate has become an interesting point of discussion. But just how important remains subject to debate.
The pet trade threatens to decimate some species – and dull nature’s colour palette.
In a warming world, a species’ ability to acclimatise to temperatures is crucial. But young ectotherms can struggle to handle the heat.
Nature begins forming patterns at the molecular level – and sometimes they grow to enormous sizes.
Our ocean forests of seaweed are enormous. But these quick-growing, life-supporting forests are already vanishing.
Biodiversity market schemes can help – but they are not a silver bullet, and can be gamed if poorly designed.
The tiny golden-tipped bat roosts in the nests of rainforest birds. But high intensity extreme fires can increasingly reach into their unburnt sanctuaries.
People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.
I attest these rather ordinary, mud-covered stingrays are beautiful, and I never tire of watching them. Unfortunately, they are at risk of decline and localised extinctions.
Only 200 years ago, Australian waters were full of oyster and shellfish reefs. Then they collapsed. Now large scale restoration efforts are underway.
Scientists predict 56% of ‘data deficient’ species are probably at risk.
A new map of more than 14,000 ant species around the world will guide efforts for discovery and conservation.
While artificially illuminating the night allows humans to make use of the the night, in doing so we catastrophically change the environment for all other species. How can we fix this?
The so-called post-2020 global biodiversity framework is a nature counterpart to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and will aim to curb the decline of nature by 2050.
This fictitious project approval helps us better understand how environmental governance in Australia has gone badly wrong.
After years of neglect, Australia’s environmental crises can wait no longer. Here’s what our new government can do quickly to begin turning things around.
The findings are staggering in their representation of loss and environmental degradation across Australia. While I am disappointed, I am unfortunately not surprised.
The simulation showed catching cane toads once a week involved 85% less cost and effort than other strategies, but was just as effective.
Trees were already known for cooling and cleaning the air of cities. A Europe-wide, participative science project shows how much their density matters for urban biodiversity.
Caracals that hunt closer to urban areas where human population density is higher, have higher levels of chemicals in their systems.