If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published research.
Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence farmers and livestock in developing countries.
[NAIROBI] Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in research and development to promote blue economy — which includes marine biotechnology, fisheries, aquaculture, transport and tourism — for sustainable development, say African ministers.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and t ...
One of the world’s rarest tortoises, the ploughshare tortoise, is about to become extinct.
Nicaragua is home to what is perhaps the last wild frontier of Central America. The nation boasts over one-quarter of the region’s remaining forest cover, about 20 percent of which is old growth situated squarely in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
Evidence obtained by the Guardian shows how treasury coffers swelled with 2% tax on trades worth up to $45m including tigers, rhinos and elephants
As the 17th world wildlife conference opens, South Africa’s environment minister Edna Bomo Molewa explains the country’s commitment to protecting wildlife
What has a body like a shark’s, a saw protruding from its head and critically endangered status according to the IUCN?
Poaching has had a severe impact on savanna ecosystems, and the proof is in the mouths of Uganda’s hippos.
From tech solutions to crop diversification, our expert panel highlights how to support coffee farmers in the face of climate change
Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition.
GAZI BAY, Kenya, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For fishing communities on Kenya's southern coast, felling mangrove trees to make boats has long been a part of life.
MENONGUE, Angola, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Conservationists have revealed an impressive series of new images from one of the largest camera trap surveys in Africa.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Invasive species may not be all bad. New research suggests the introduction of non-native species can reduce the spread of disease.
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, the BBC's Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past 10 years according to a new study.
Much of field biology and resource conservation work includes monitoring biodiversity, whether it is plant growth, animal movement, population dynamics, or response to human activity.
A major investigation into global wildlife crime today names for the first time key traffickers and links their illegal trade to corrupt officials at the highest levels of one Asian country.
African elephant population has contracted by around 111,000 in the past decade as a result of poaching, study finds
Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species finds itself confronting powerful networks, but has no detectives, police powers or firearms
JOHANNESBURG – An international panel on wildlife products adopted a draft resolution Sunday to collect data on the eel trade as stocks dwindle.
Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting is done on already ...
A new report shows the results of the latest continental bird count are alarming, and birdwatchers say it's a dire situation even in the North