The UN says humanity is causing an ‘unprecedented’ decline in biodiversity — and it’s picking up

Please stop.

Ethiopia’s church forests under threat from human activity

Ethiopia’s unique church forests are losing their biodiversity.

Humans have killed 60% of all animals since 1970

Things are not hopeless, but we need to act — now.

Humans are exterminating mammals faster than evolution can keep up

Saving biodiversity makes more sense than waiting millions of years for it to re-evolve.

When it comes to protecting wildlife, we need better policy, not more science

Well, here’s a surprise.

Climate change will become the leading cause of vertebrate-species loss by 2070

Things are heating up.

Coffee farming “can be a win-win for birds and farmers”, paper finds

It will keep you civil on a Monday morning and keep some bird species happy — it’s coffee!

Native red squirrels successfully reintroduced in Scottish Highlands

The project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local communities.

Diverse landscape are more resilient and productive in the face of climate change

If we want to save the planet, we need to keep it diverse.

Appetite of Amazonian cities impact wildlife up to 1,000 km away

Lots of mouths to feed.

Science is core to wildlife conservation

Scientists make a stance by marching for science and wildlife.

A major extinction is likely, and we’ll also suffer, UN experts warn

If we don’t do it, we’re just as screwed as them.

Restoring native plants boosts pollination

Removing invasive plants and restoring native ones does a great deal to help pollination, a new study finds.

Over-consumption is more deadly to Earth’s wildlife than climate change

We use so much of everything so fast that it’s literally killing the planet.

There are probably hundreds of bugs living in your house

Our houses are teeming with tiny insects, but have no fear – not only are they harmless, they might help us.

Panther chameleon is a biological ninja

Scientists have discovered what they thought to a different species of chameleon – but DNA analysis revealed that they were in fact dealing with 11 different species, hiding in plain sight.

Three species of tiny dragons discovered in South America

Some areas of South America are so special and magical… that you might even find a dragon – or actually, three of them! Tiny dragons, that is, but still, it’s something. Postdoc Omar Torres-Carvajal discovered three new species of dwarf dragons in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador.

Ecuador indigenous leader killed just days before environmental Peru Protest

An indigenous leader of the Shuar people who was openly opposing a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, just days before an environmental protest he was organizing in Peru’s capital, Lima. We here don’t really like to tackle politics – unless it directly involves science or the environment… and this is exactly the case. José Isidro Tendetza

Global Wildlife Populations Down by 50% in just 40 Years

Global wildlife populations have decreased by more than half, concludes a new report released by the WWF. The extent of this major destruction came as a shock and showed just how far we are from reaching a sustainable future and living in harmony with the Earth’s biodiversity. Losing Biodiversity The report shows that the worst loss happened in freshwater species

Obama proclaims world’s largest Marine Park

President Obama has signed a proclamation which will make the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument the largest marine reserve in the world. Up until now, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was a group of unorganized, mostly unincorporated United States Pacific Island territories managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. They host many important species, including corals, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, seabirds,