Clearing mulga woodland in Queensland to open up land for cattle during drought.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
A hoverfly on a sunflower.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
Great White Shark: something to be treasured.
How new technologies and changing attitudes are enabling people and great whites to live together.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Fallow deer are on the rise.
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There are now six species roaming wild, and their numbers are increasing dramatically as their population expands and through human action. As they spread, they raise uncomfortable issues for conservation.
Kisses aren’t the only magic that happens under Australian mistletoe.
In many parts of the world, Christmas and mistletoe are inextricably intertwined. But in the natural world, mistletoe has long fascinated naturalists and scientists.
You can see the spectacular regent bowerbird surprisingly close to Sydney.
There are hundreds of places to see birds close to Australian cities.
Members of the famous Marsh Pride lions.
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Human-wildlife conflict will continue without better management and revenue sharing.
Tompkins: protecting nature, one dollar at a time.
The North Face pioneer wanted to protect the wilderness – so he bought it.
Chinese dolphins: sadly, not in the pink.
These unusual and endangered creatures now face a new threat.
The Nairobi-Thika highway is being built by China Wuyi, Sinohydro and Shengeli Engineering Construction, and is funded by Kenya, China and the African Development Bank.
China offers an alternative to traditional donors and investors in low- and middle-income countries. Adding to its appeal is its focus on infrastructure projects.
Measuring a risk based approach to fuel management presents many difficulties.
Victoria is moving away from burnoff targets to a new strategy for managing bushfire risk.
A company’s homepage will tell you more about its core values than any “social responsibility” statement.
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Do companies really mean it when they talk about being socially responsible? Judging by their mission statements and homepages, it seems increasingly that resources firms do, but many retailers don't.
Coelacanth: extinct for millions of years … then found alive.
By Alberto Fernandez Fernandez, Wikimedia Commons
Sometimes extraordinary species really do appear to come back from the dead.
Just don’t say so to his face.
Declining numbers mean the continent's top predator isn't fulfilling its ecological role.
Achieving the UN's ambitious new target will require some big changes.
While ecotourists enjoy the warm waters of the Cuiaba River in Brazil, our presence in natural areas like this may have unanticipated costs for local wildlife.
We often think of ecotourism as good for the environment. But it may have some worrying unintended consequences for wild animals.
Huge fires in September and October burn the most land in northern Australia.
More land is burned in northern Australia during August and October than any other time of the year, and it's not just a natural disaster.
Renewable energy developers choose sunny locations, which can be near protected lands.
Study shows that many of the utility-scale solar power plants in California have been placed near protected and environmentally sensitive lands.