A new ocean treaty could redirect the unsustainable fishing practices that were happening on the high seas to coastal African nations.
Invasive ants are a major threat to biodiversity, according to a study.
Researchers encourage citizen scientists to contribute to datasets on animal deaths caused by infrastructure. This will inform efforts to reduce the human impact on biodiversity.
Rodents are the most numerous – and least studied – of all Earth’s mammals.
As nations pledge to preserve swaths of ocean within their territorial waters, a marine scientist explains why some marine protected areas shelter ocean life more effectively than others.
Species are declared extinct when there have been no verifiable sightings for 50 years. Declaring a species extinct has implications for conservation efforts and policies.
Nearly all species of sharks and rays are captured in fishing operations. But research shows that fishing quotas and closing some areas to fishing can help rebuild threatened populations.
Determining the status of a species must be based on solid scientific evidence with strict criteria.
Rivers are among the most embattled ecosystems on Earth. Researchers are testing a new, inexpensive way to study river health by using eDNA to count the species that rivers harbor.
Which species are becoming endangered and which are recovering, according to the IUCN World Conservation Congress?
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
By studying where rewilding has worked well around the world, we’ve worked out the dos and don'ts.
To get a grip on the biodiversity crisis, we’ll need to understand how wildlife is threatened in our own backyard.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has made two big decisions related to the conservation of the African elephant.
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
The health of five World Heritage sites in Australia has worsened, according to a sobering report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The Red List ranks species based on how threatened they are. But it can be inaccurate.