This Earth Day, show kids they can find refuge in the outdoors.
In “Beloved Beasts,” Michelle Nijhuis tells the stories of the men and women who have fought to rescue endangered animals from extinction.
Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.
The 74-year-old is believed to have developed Alzheimer’s disease and will retire from public life, his daughters said in a letter.
A cut in ferry service because of the pandemic means the animals, a Hong Kong icon, are getting a little peace and quiet in a favored habitat. But the break is temporary and the future not bright.
April, 20, gained fame giving birth as millions watched via livestream. She was euthanized on Friday because of her worsening arthritis.
In the Indian state of Assam, a group of women known as the Hargila Army is spearheading a conservation effort to rescue the endangered greater adjutant stork.
A key conservation group counted the continent’s elephants as two species for the first time, highlighting the dire threat to forest elephants.
More people than ever visited national parks during the pandemic. We need to harness that interest for change.
And yes, there could soon be another pandemic.
Wildlife bridges, plastic-eating bacteria and drones that plant trees remind us that we are as good at repairing as we are at destroying.
The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.
Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
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A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.
Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.
Much as small mammals outlived the dinosaur extinction, this rodent beat the odds when Pinatubo blew its top in the Philippines in 1991.
Ignoring the value of nature threatens humanity itself, according to a new British report on biodiversity and economics.
Off Georgia’s coast, the lush 26,000-acre Ossabaw Island had been in her family since 1924. She dedicated her life to keeping it out of the hands of developers.
Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s softshell turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.
When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.
Scientists hope the rare discovery could be a catalyst for conserving the region’s biodiversity.
Alone on a 10,000-mile road trip across the United States, a Times journalist found an America cloaked in solitude — and a country on edge.
Gorongosa National Park, steadily recovering from the ravages of civil war, recently added to its list of resident predators.
A last-ditch effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is underway.
A marine biologist’s ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists.
Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.
That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?
The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities.
To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.
Lockdown-weary city dwellers across the continent are visiting parks and other protected areas for the first time, overwhelming staff and generating pleas for more support.
Honeybees and their problems get the most attention, but scientists are using tactics learned from bird conservation to protect American bees.
The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.
In their spare time, two Silicon Valley developers aided conservationists in developing artificial intelligence to help keep track of individual bears.
A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.
Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.
The scheme involved thousands of flying squirrels that were captured in less than three years and were exported to Asia, the officials said.
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
Kyle Burgess, 26, encountered an adult mountain lion while trying to take a video of her cubs. For nearly six minutes, he retreated backward on a hiking trail, keeping his eyes and his phone trained on the cat.
Returning strategic parts of the world’s farmlands to nature could help mitigate both climate change and biodiversity loss, a new study found.
Some coronavirus vaccines rely on a shark-based product, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get immunized.
A new rule in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, requiring artists to include hunting themes in their submissions, has raised eyebrows and objections in the duck painting community.
Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?
Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.
Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.
Scientists have rebuilt the population of Burmese roofed turtles to nearly 1,000 individuals and counting.
Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.
“Vesper Flights” is a collection of essays exploring the connection between humans and the world at large.