An ecosystem on the back of a truck.
Animals and plants may not be able to keep up with the speed of climate change. We could help them move.
Clinging on: Carnaby’s black cockatoo has already lost much of its habitat.
Plans for managing Perth's rapid urban growth have been touted as green. But they still look like robbing the iconic Carnaby's black cockatoo of yet more crucial habitat.
The oceans are teeming with life and potential – but the high seas are still largely ungoverned.
The open oceans are the world's "wild west", falling outside any nation's jurisdiction. UN negotiations are aiming to draft new laws for the high seas.
Spider silk is just one of the ways nature has inspired innovation.
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Drugs, new materials and even more creative uses: biodiversity is full of potential.
DNA analysis reveals that there are three populations of Antarctic blue whales.
Paula Olson, courtesy of IWC
Antarctica's blue whales all feed in the same place. But a new genetic analysis suggests they are actually three separate populations that breed in different parts of the globe.
The southern black-throated finch could be brought to the brink by coal-mining developments.
More than half of the remaining habitat for Queensland's southern black-throated finches is potentially subject to mining development. If these mines go ahead, it will be bad news for these birds.
Australian defence ranges, such as Shoalwater Bay, cover some 3 million hectares of the country.
Australia's defence forces manage huge swathes of land which are home to valuable ecosystems. The new defence white paper finally acknowledges the importance of looking after them.
Land clearing rates in Queensland tripled since 2010.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
Wood mice are well placed to take advantage of warmer weather.
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Speedy movement to newly warm areas isn't everything, says new study.
Clearing mulga woodland in Queensland to open up land for cattle during drought.
We're going to have to adapt to climate change, but some of the options on the table could do more harm than good if they destroy the ecosystems that protect us.
Researchers in Sichuan disguise themselves as the real thing.
The country is fast becoming a world leader in conservation biology.
A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
A puma and her two kittens look out over San Jose, California.
Many Americans move to rural areas to live near nature. But the mere presence of humans changes wildlife behavior in ways that may have ripple effects.
A hoverfly on a sunflower.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish.
Matthew Le Feuvre
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.
A golden-tailed gecko – one of the inhabitants of the Brigalow Belt.
How do you balance coal and conservation? New research from Queensland hints at an answer.
Trophy hunting could keep conservation in business.
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The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Fallow deer are on the rise.
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There are now six species roaming wild, and their numbers are increasing dramatically as their population expands and through human action. As they spread, they raise uncomfortable issues for conservation.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.