Emma Young Australians' love affair with the beach is legendary, but it's becoming the type of affair people beg their friends to end.
Stefan Nicola The dolphins were lured north by warming water and the polar bears were so skinny their ribs were visible through their fur.
Georgina Mitchell A six-month-old koala has shown its face for the first time at Taronga Zoo.
US officials have ordered a Florida aquatic park to stop performances in which trainers swim with a killer whale, out of concern for their safety.
Andrew Darby An attempt is being made by the Federal Government to speed action over a fatal disease in Australia's most critically endangered wild bird, the orange-bellied parrot.
Andrew Darby The World Heritage Committee is set to slap down an attempt by the Tasmanian Government to ditch wilderness zoning from most of the island's remote south-west.
Esther Han A sprawling necropolis is among the most thriving and exciting habitats for native animals in the Parramatta River catchment area.
Nick Miller Federal and QLD governments convinced the committee they were making 'significant progress', but warns Australia still has more to do to stop continuing damage to this natural wonder.
Andrew Darby The Australian bird list no-one wants to see has two new names.
A volcano in the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony of pink iguanas.
Lucy Cormack Taronga Zoo keepers were thrilled at the arrival of their newest baby gorilla almost two weeks ago. The question on everyone's lips? Girl or boy?
Darren Gray The "Judas goats" will be key players in the kill. The seven feral "Judas goats" wearing the tracking colourful collars will not know it, but they will be helping the shooters rather than the old goats when a landmark aerial shooting program commences in the Mallee next month.
Anna M. Tinsley A US hunter who paid $442,170 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia says his actions will help protect the critically-endangered species.
Andrew Darby DNA detective work has tracked down meat on sale in Japan from endangered fin and sei whales.
Documentary filmmaker Dave Riggs unexpectedly found himself within inches of the open mouth of a female great white shark, but has walked away from the encounter with a deeper respect for these "magnificent" creatures.
Elahe Izadi More than 15,000 dolphins have been killed by just one village in the Solomon Islands in the past 40 years, largely so that grooms can give necklaces to their wives-to-be.
Lucy Cormack The western quoll, one of Australia's most endangered species, is finding a fresh start in South Australia.
Indonesian police have arrested a suspected wildlife smuggler after discovering nearly two dozen rare live birds, mostly yellow-crested cockatoos, jammed inside plastic water bottles in his luggage.
Animal rights groups have slammed Spanish police for shooting dead a chimpanzee named Eve who escaped from a zoo on the holiday island of Mallorca with her companion Adam.
Steve Jacobs Griffin, a lesser sooty owl chick, has recently arrived at Taronga Zoo.
Andrew Darby and Lisa Cox Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.
An extreme hunter has become the target of a social media backlash after a photo of her posing beside a dead giraffe was tweeted by comedian Ricky Gervais.
Andrew Darby Japan’s plan to revive its outlawed Antarctic whaling has been dealt a blow with independent experts finding it failed to justify a new hunt.
Bridie Smith On Wednesday Scottsdale Reserve will be the launch site for an ambitious project to study Australia's biodiversity loss.
Eight years after Knut drew millions of visitors to the Berlin Zoo, the polar bear's baby brother has been christened at a zoo in the north-eastern German town of Rostock.