Many threatened plant species aren't being targeted for conservation. Identifying which are closest to being lost forever is the first step to protect them.
One mammal, the long-tailed planigale, can weigh less than a 10-cent coin. But it's ferocious, bringing down far larger prey with persistent, savage biting to the head and neck
There's still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
Yellow crazy ants are one of the world's worst invasive species. And it turns out they have unique systems of reproduction that make life in the queendom more complicated than we realised.
Victoria's plan has flaws, but it's still likely to bring the feral horse problem under control, and will do a lot better than the very low benchmark set by NSW.
A new review of the status of African elephants finds scientific grounds for dividing them into two species, and reports that both have suffered drastic population declines since 1990.
Community scientists have been photographing animals and plants in the months after the Black Summer fires. Each observation is a story of survival against the odds, or of tragedy.
I helped survey coral reefs in Norfolk Island for the first time in eight years, and snapped marine life we didn't expect to see there.
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.
Researcher and photographer Claire Greenwell explains why people are the biggest threat to nesting shorebirds, and the simple ways you can help keep them safe next time you're at the beach.
Researchers strapped tracking devices to 20 powerful owls in Melbourne and learned these apex predators are increasingly choosing to sleep in urban areas, from backyard trees to golf courses.
Iconic ecosystems, from coral reefs to Tasmania's ancient forests, are collapsing across the continent and into Antarctica. It's not too late to act — in fact, our lives depend on it.
Australia needs to drop the deception that square kilometres say anything meaningful about conservation.
Plus, researchers recommend four environmental citizen programs to join. It's never been easier.
We discovered 11 (and probably more) new species of stygofauna living in water underground. These animals are usually blind, beautifully translucent and long-limbed.
Cats kill a staggering 1.7 billion native animals each year, and threaten at least 120 species with extinction. Five experts analyse a parliamentary report on the problem.
Squirrel feeders laced with contraceptives could be used to suppress grey squirrels in the UK.
As ecologists, we've seen first-hand how Australia's nature laws have permitted environmental degradation and destruction to the point of extinction.
World-first research finds human disturbances, on average, restrict an animal's movements by 37%, or increase it by 70%. That’s like needing to travel an extra 11 km to get to work each day.
The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let's look at what needs to change.