Invasive ants are a major threat to biodiversity, according to a study.
A new assessment of the population status of Europe’s birds reveals that the number of species that are of conservation concern is increasing.
New findings from the La Brea Tar Pits in southern California suggest human-caused wildfires in the region, along with a warming climate, led to the loss of most of the area’s large mammals.
Giving AI any degree of executive control could be dangerous for humans.
I have spent five years tracking down more than 10,000 accounts of wildlife by naturalists, travellers, historians and even poets, all written between 1529 and 1772
A forensic technique more often used at modern crime scenes identified blood residue from large extinct animals on spearpoints and stone tools used by people who lived in the Carolinas millennia ago.
The latest warning by AI experts is bound to create alarm, so its authors should be more specific and clarify their concerns.
Reparing farm dams helps farmers – and nature. What if farmers could access loans for nature repair work – and only repay them when revenue is high?
Australia’s threatened species keep declining. But there are concrete ways to help, from wildlife friendly gardens to leashing your dog.
Researchers are analyzing the fossil cranium of a Smilodon fatalis that lived more than 13,000 years ago to learn more about the lifestyle of this iconic big cat.
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.