Schools of aquatic animals won big during this year's Royal Society photo competition.
Conservation is a major issue around the world with the impacts that humans have on natural ecosystems through activities from mining, building new cities and global warming. There are many conservation groups and efforts that lobby for the conservation of particular species (for example, the polar bear) or groups of animals (for example, tigers), while others are aimed at entire habitats, such as the Amazon rainforest. Conservation efforts can also aim to protect natural resources. Some conservation is done by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works targets specific threats to particular species. Read about various conservation efforts and issues below.
The planet faces a booming population, but a stark future can be avoided if nations push for sustainable development.
Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Himalayas in recent years, but many face danger as climate change and overdevelopment alter their habitats.
The ongoing civil war in Syria has led to the first-ever withdrawal from the Svalbard "doomsday" Global Seed Vault.
The laserlike focus on saving the charismatic giant panda has helped many other species in China survive, but more could be done, a new study finds.
It may seem unusual to pay for something as, well, natural as nature, but a new economic model suggests just that, and it seems to be working, argues Jane Carter Ingram.
Some butterfly species could disappear from southern Britain in the next 35 years if climate change and habitat loss continue, according to new research.
Photos of butterflies that will likely go extinct by 2050 in southern Britain if their habitats aren't preserved and droughts worsen.
The winning photos from a recent ecology photo contest prove that Mother Nature is always ready for her close-up.
From world-class wilderness to an abandoned nuke site, the Everglades holds tremendous mystery — all at threat from development.
A rare striped rabbit, seen only a handful of times, has peeked out of its tropical forest home, and a graduate student got the chance of a lifetime, holding and photographing the little guy.