Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
The species at risk include flowering plants, moss and lichens, tough invertebrates and breeding seabirds.
Global summits to arrest Earth’s deteriorating health look increasingly farcical.
Nurturing habitats close to home can make a world of difference for wildlife.
New research finds nearly 30% of land animals could disappear form their local area by 2100 due to climate change and habitat destruction. This is more than double previous predictions.
We need more targeted investments in solutions that have a positive impact on nature to reverse biodiversity loss.
Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.
In a warming world, a species’ ability to acclimatise to temperatures is crucial. But young ectotherms can struggle to handle the heat.
Invertebrates are “the little things that run the world”. So researchers decided to count all the ants on Earth, to help monitor how they’re coping with environmental challenges.
A fast-growing population – 50% bigger than it was in 1990 – is causing, directly or indirectly, all of Australia’s serious environmental problems. These impacts must be central to decision-making.
Well-designed residential developments with abundant tree cover can help protect cities against urban heat and flooding.
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.
We can no longer pretend we’re separate to nature. If ecosystems collapse, our society will be threatened too.
The simulation showed catching cane toads once a week involved 85% less cost and effort than other strategies, but was just as effective.
The big climate and biodiversity assessment reports are too few and far between. The world needs much more regular reporting for action and adaptation to keep pace.
Keeping landscapes connected can help protect wild animals and plants. In the US Southwest, border wall construction is closing off corridors that jaguars and other at-risk species use.
The Earth is a resilient planet, but people are altering it in ways that may take centuries to reverse.
A scheme devised by the Morrison government to protect biodiversity and create new income for farmers may fail in its aims.
A new study shows that when free-ranging cats are more than a few blocks from forested areas in cities, such as parks, they’re more likely to prey on rats than on native wildlife.
Studies suggest that seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides may harm nontarget insects, mammals and birds. In response, states are starting to restrict use of these products.