These iconic honeyeaters once ruled the flowering gum trees in massive numbers. But habitat loss means they’re on the edge of extinction.
South Africa has an impressive record of marine biological research in protected areas, but the country needs to pay greater attention to the human aspects.
The social, ecological and governance objectives of marine protected areas need to be understood to enhance benefits to both people and the environment.
Climbers must climb, diggers must dig and runners must run.
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A fundamental change in how North American zoos and aquariums are accredited supports their animal conservation and species survival work.
The Magi’s latter two gifts to Jesus were natural resins that are becoming increasingly rare.
Trees that produce resin for frankincense and myrrh – used for thousands of years in healthcare, worship and trade – are facing collapsing populations.
One in 200 jaguars are likely to be affected by dams, versus one in five tigers.
There are some important issues to consider to best help marine species such as Atlantic puffins, bottlenose dolphins and orcas.
Antarctic hydrothermal vents.;
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Among the dozens of endangered species, is a spiky snail named after The Clash lead singer, Joe Strummer.
Logs destined for export from the Amazon estuary in Para, Brazil.
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New study compared sites with similar distances from cities and population densities.
There’s enormous value in citizen science projects that encourage urban-dwellers to learn about what is often, quite literally, on their doorsteps.
A pair of nesting house martin chicks.
Swifts, house martins and greenfinches are the newest arrivals to the UK red list.
This is no simple story, but one of a generational mining community on the brink of social change and an often thankless, hard-won battle for ecological recognition in the heart of coal country.
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The presence of a vulnerable species in Ekor Waterfalls, Nigeria, is a signal that the area could support other rare or threatened species.
Conservation programs can give baby animals the best chance of surviving in the wild by feeding them tough foods, which studies of rats suggest makes their skull bones thicker and tougher.
Wolf watching in Sierra de la Culebra, Spain.
A farming community in north-west Spain may hold the answer to coexistence with wild carnivores.
Palm cockatoo breeding pair at the nesting hollow. Female on left, male on the right.
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Australia’s largest parrot has just been listed as an endangered species. Here’s why they’re in trouble – but it’s not too late to save them.
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The scientists who discovered that a giant panda’s distinctive markings provide camouflage from predators tell us about their latest work
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New Zealanders are increasingly concerned about the state of the environment, but
many don’t feel a strong enough connection to nature to become involved in conservation projects.
Brazil, home to the Amazon rainforest and a notable absence in previous deforestation agreements, has signed this time.
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World leaders are slowly learning from decades of failure on tropical forest conservation.
An ivory-billed woodpecker on display at the California Academy of Sciences. The U.S. government is preparing to declare them extinct.
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It’s been 80 years since the last undisputed sighting of the striking black-and-white bird. The U.S. government believes the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct — but many will keep searching for it.
Rabbits destroy huge numbers of critical regenerating seedlings over more than half the continent. This has devastating flow-on effects for the rest of the ecosystem. So how do we control them?