Exactly how animal populations are affected by roadkill has remained unclear – until now.
Ever wondered what it takes to get on the threatened species list? This explainer demystifies the rigorous process, using the cute little predator that stores energy in its tail as an example.
A wonky skull. Enlarged ear chambers. Asymetrical ears. It looks like the elusive night parrot has traded off vision for excellent hearing
Australia still feels the thylacine’s presence in its landscape, wildlife and culture. A new book explores everything we know about the thylacine and the hope of a return.
Two conservation scholars break down what de-extinction looks like – and the debate over whether it could do any good.
Research on Denmark’s hedgehogs offers insight into their cause of death – and how to help them.
Surviving solely in zoos and botanic gardens are 33 animal and 39 plant species.
Dozens of species have been coaxed back from oblivion, with fenced havens, conserved habitat, islands and feral predator control vital.
The Bahama warbler favours large pine trees and palms, fieldwork shows.
To guard against extinction, we must advocate for common species.
Birds and dinosaurs lived together for millions of years, but only toothless birds survived the asteroid impact that upended life on Earth.
A puzzle over the identity of an extinct bird that laid eggs across Australia has been solved.
Tasmania’s emus were hunted to extinction in the mid-1800s but we could have them back – and their return could help other species survive climate change.
Rodents are the most numerous – and least studied – of all Earth’s mammals.
The planet is entering its sixth mass extinction event. This global nature summit is our best change to stop this tide of destruction.
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.
Negotiators hope to put humanity on a path to harmonious coexistence with nature by 2050.
China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
Inbreeding usually leads to an accumulation of genetic defects, but evolution on a small archipelago may have helped the severely inbred Chatham Island black robin to avoid this fate.
The embryo is frozen in liquid nitrogen until a suitable female donkey is found to grow it into a baby.