Can we take responsibility for an increasingly human-driven planet? (Photo by Mark Klett)
Witness to Sunrise, Muley Point, Utah.
Scientists, philosophers, historians, journalists, agency administrators and activists grapple with what it means to 'save nature' in the Anthropocene.
Eastern Australia’s forests could be a hotspot for deforestation in the future - just like these forests in south east Asia.
A new WWF report highlights Australia as a hotspot for future deforestation. Australia talks the talk on deforestation, but will it walk the walk?
Leadbeater’s Possum is dependent on large, old trees that produce hollows for its survival.
The Leadbeater's has been formally listed as critically endangered. But unless clearfelling in the possums' stronghold stops, it will continue down the road of extinction.
To save wildlife we’ll need to intensify our resource use to leave space for conservation.
With increasing human pressure on the environment, how can we save wildlife while lifting people out of poverty? A new manifesto argues for using technology to intensify energy and agriculture.
Not a happy cousin.
Poaching, habitat destruction and disease have reduced mountain gorilla numbers for decades, but how have these threats affected their genomes?
Save The Elephants suggests that 100,000 elephants were killed for their tusks in the past three years.
If we want to save elephants we need to tackle widespread corruption that threatens their populations – and this goes for all wildlife.
Swift parrots migrate to Tasmania and breed in the richest patches of flowering trees.
New research shows Tasmania's swift parrots could be extinct in less than 20 years
Despite the high concentration of sharks in Cocos, some species have declined in number – a signal on the effectiveness of marine preserves.
Genna Marie Robustelli
Divers at the famed Cocos site off Costa Rica record declines in a number of shark species – a sign that marine preserves are limited protection against illegal fishing.
Regional Forest Agreements were supposed to give certainty to both loggers and conservationists. But they haven’t.
The 20-year-old agreements that are supposed to safeguard much of Australia's forests, are not working. Now they are up for renewal, and it's time for a complete rethink, writes David Lindenmayer.
Large bushfires occur in the mallee shrublands and woodlands of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Controlling bushfire risk by burning a set percentage of land every year sounds sensible - but a more sophisticated approach is needed to truly safeguard both humans and wildlife in rural areas.
Could Tiger Quolls replace pet cats?
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Senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed keeping native animals as pets as conservation. But that would do effectively nothing for wildlife in the wild.
Free pollination services: a bee at an almond orchard in California.
Forests, wetlands, wildlife, waterways all provide valuable services to society. Would we take better conserve natural resources if we paid for these ecosystem services?
Could devils help solve our feral cat crisis? The devil might be in the detail.
Proposals to reintroduce Tassie devils to the Australian mainland have argued devils could help control feral cats. But new research shows there's no simple answer.
Coming to a forest near you?
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There's more to reintroducing wildlife than just releasing a few lynx.
Police authorities in Malta have taken steps to curtail bird hunting, including this enforcement in 2007, but illegal hunting continues.
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When conservationists use war metaphors – as in the battle to halt bird hunting in Malta – they hurt their cause by closing down paths to negotiation.
We bailed out the banks – our food is worth even more, but working out exactly how much more is tricky.
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Is it worth trying to put a price on the natural world, when things like water and food are priceless? Yes, says Paul Sutton - without knowing the value of the environment, we might not value it at all.
Kangaroos are common in some areas but scarce in others.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Are kangaroos in plague proportions, necessitating large-scale killing and a commercial industry, or are they in decline?
Labour’s policies bode well, but it’s still a tense time for this critter.
Labour has pledged a new series of animal protection and welfare reforms, but needs to commit on resources.
Turtle development is affected by low oxygen in the nest, new research carried out in Costa Rica shows. And there are lessons for conservation globally.
The dingo fence is the world’s longest.
Australia holds many world records, including the world’s longest fence, the dingo fence. At 5,531 km, the dingo barrier fence stretches from eastern Queensland all the way to the South Australian coastline…