Hope for frog conservation got bleaker with a recent study showing that fungus-associated extinction is reducing amphibian biodiversity in Central America
Nick Brandt shares the work and motivation behind the camera in his photographs of wildlife and landscape in A Shadow Falls , the second offering in his trilogy on the vanishing East African wild...
By certifying species as endangered, government programs can backfire
The remote eastern Himalayas--home to tiny deer and big vipers--have offered enterprising researchers a wealth of new species to document and describe
Many conservationists have dedicated their lives to eradicating invasive plant and animal species, but Mark Davis wants them to reassess their missions
Genetic information from species on National Park Service land that are threatened with extinction will now be frozen and stored for future research at the American Museum of Natural History...
As mangrove forests shrink worldwide, a menagerie of specially adapted animals that depend on them are at risk, too
From the smallest sea horse to a naturally decaffeinated coffee tree, the International Institute for Species Exploration's annual top 10 list proves that Earth is still full of bizarre and fascinating plants and animals awaiting human discovery...
A Victorian amateur undertook a lifetime pursuit of slow, meticulous observation and thought about the natural world, producing a theory 150 years ago that still drives the contemporary scientific agenda...
When sea ice disappears some polar inhabitants advance, whereas others retreat
Taxonomists are cleaning up and adding to the book of life on hundreds of thousands of known marine species—from plankton to sperm whales
New wildlife campaign displaying poignant portraits of the planet's endangered creatures
A tale of the continuing collision between the needs of traditional Chinese medicine and Western sensibilities
Scientists find themselves choosing between animals as explosions of some populations endanger others
The Dodo may soon have some august company
Making the endangered species list isn't easy when the queue is 280 species long view the slide show
Humans aren't the only animals who engage in elaborate courtship rituals—view the gallery