The Biology of Human-Caused Extinctions

Isn't extinction a natural process? What makes us think we're so smart that we can manage species to prevent they're extinction?

What is Conservation Biology?

Conservation biology is a crisis-oriented science. Notes about what conservation biology is...

Borneo elephants: A high priority for conservation

A study settles a long-standing dispute about the genesis of an endangered species.

Does shade coffee help or hinder conservation?

Labeled 'bird-friendly' but may accelerate tropical forest clearing

Key to elephant conservation is 'in the sauce'

Fiery chillies keep elephants out of crops and make a great sauce, African entrepreneurs say

Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows

The economic benefits of protecting a rainforest reserve outweigh the costs of preserving it...

NASA satellite data to aid global conservation

The World Conservation Union, the world's largest environmental knowledge network, signed a joint declaration today in Bangkok, Thailand, to use NASA satellite data to help in worldwide conservation efforts.

Good gnus: Ruminating on conservation in Africa… 'til the cows come home

Experts from East and Southern Africa have some grass roots ideas for tackling the immense challenges Africa faces at the wildlife / domestic animal / human health interface-- and they hope the West is listening.

Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment

Three leading marine conservation organizations will complete an extensive survey next week along the west coast of Aceh Province, Indonesia, to determine the impact of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami on the region's coral reefs.

Conservation Strictly By Numbers Can Be Risky

Conservation biologists agree that small populations are at risk.

Alternative approaches to marine management prove successful in reef conservation

Researchers have gained new insight into the factors that can contribute to effective marine conservation strategies.

Museums must play a bigger role in conservation

Museums, zoos, botanic gardens must play a bigger role in conservation, says Science essay

DNA barcoding for identification and conservation of fauna

Even the most avid of bird watchers can’t always spot every tiny little difference.

Fish Extinctions Alter Critical Nutrients in Water

Ecosystems are such intricate webs of connections that few studies have been able to explore exactly what happens when a species dies out.

India-origin parakeets threaten native British birds

Parts of Britain are facing an immigration problem from an India link with a difference - parakeets originally from India have multiplied in such large numbers that they are threatening native birds such as robins and woodpeckers.

Seagrass Ecosystems At A 'Global Crisis'

An international team of scientists is calling for a targeted global conservation effort to preserve seagrasses and their ecological services for the world's coastal ecosystems...

Scientists Take Major Step To Improve River Restoration Efforts

A group of the nation's leading river scientists has taken an important step to propel the country's $1 billion-per-year river-restoration movement from an art to a science.