Humans and their canine companions share many close bonds. Wolves (Canis lupus) were the first animal domesticated by people, some time between 15,000 and 50,000 years ago.
An international study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been impacted by climate change.
The exhaustive international trade of wildlife has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. Coincidentally, many of the same species have been introduced to urban centres or wilderness areas outside their natural ranges. ...
Feral cats cover over 99.8% of Australia's land area, including almost 80% of the area of our islands.
The Eastern Gorilla - the largest living primate - has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released today at the IUCN World ...
The Bornean orangutan is on the verge of extinction, a top conservationist body said Friday, also warning that the world's biggest fish, the whale shark, and a hammerhead shark species were endangered.
A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found.
Nature is in trouble. Across the globe, degradation and loss of habitat, over-exploitation of natural resources, and human-induced changes in climate are causing species to decline at an unprecedented speed. As the rate of ...
The dodo, the passenger pigeon and the Tasmanian tiger are well-known victims of extinction caused by human behaviour, but could their status be used to help conservation efforts from beyond the grave?
One of the challenges facing biodiversity conservation is the integration of scientific knowledge and government decision-making.