Some snakes have tough, blunt fangs for cracking crabs. Others have sharp needles for getting a grip on mice.
Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.
Southern right wales have been hunted to near extinction. Now their genome has been sequenced to help biologists track their recovery and understand the impacts of climate change, past and future.
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
Our research investigated 900 'alien' species across almost 200,000 protected areas worldwide.
Don't be afraid of spiders – be afraid for spiders
How do you pack butterflies for shipping, or frogs for an overland hike to a new habitat? Three scientists explain how they keep threatened species safe on the road and in the air.
A look at new research published in 2018 on fossa, deepsea corals and tropical frogs developing resistance to a deadly fungus.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
Rhino resurrection is tempting, but if humans cannot save a species in nature, what future for animals that we manufacture?
Congress is considering proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act. In this roundup we offer views on what's lost when species disappear and the complexities of bringing them back from the brink.
It's difficult to sort out the conservation 'wheat' from the 'chaff' when too many subspecies are defined.
Why do so many people take safety risks or abuse wild animals for the sake of a photo with them? In one researcher's view, scientists may encourage this trend by sharing their own wildlife selfies.
Speedy movement to newly warm areas isn't everything, says new study.