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Invasive species are considered one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, but controlling them is extremely challenging
The international conservation agreement CITES is nearly half a century old. Now, with some parties pushing back against its decisions and other critics pointing to its unwieldy volume of paperwork, its future and effectiveness are uncertain
With Scotland’s salmon under threat, environmental groups are planting trees along riverbanks to help save them
Research into rhesus macaques on a remote island finds that survivors of natural disasters often show signs of premature ageing
A new technique to collect animal DNA from thin air could revolutionise the monitoring of ecosystems
As animal species decline, plants that rely on them to spread their seeds could struggle to adapt to a changing climate
In South Africa, a new wave of poaching has taken off, but this time it isn’t big cats, elephants or rhinos that are in the firing line, but tiny succulent plants
China’s Amur tiger population is recovering, reflecting the country’s changing stance on wildlife
An overlap between populations of grizzly bears and Indigenous groups points to a wider phenomenon known as 'biocultural diversity'
James Wallace, chief executive of Beaver Trust, shares an unlikely tale of acquaintance between three familiar species
The winners of the most hotly anticipated photography competition have been announced
Indigenous marmosets are under threat from released pets and forest fragmentation
A rare encounter with a leopard in the mountains of Armenia sparked a hunt for the elusive creature, caught between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Ecoacoustics – a way to listen in closely to the ecosystem – is being trialled in ponds and streams as a way to detect invasive species
In Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley, rural abandonment has taken root, and a hotbed of organic fuel for wildfires has emerged on ungrazed lands. An alternative model for land-use is emerging – one that looks to harness the region’s natural heritage,…
Ash dieback is set to transform the British landscape. Robert Darch, armed with his camera and his curiosity, is determined to document it
Classifying a group of organisms as a separate species has implications for conservation. But the science behind it is far from settled
Government proposals to change conservation legislation could see vulnerable mammals go unprotected

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