Andrew Darby Psst. Want ivory? Or maybe a lilac-headed amazon parrot? The online trade in endangered species is growing in Australia despite the efforts of shopping websites and law enforcement.
Richard Gray, London Sir David Attenborough has chosen some lesser-known species for attention.
Steve Jacobs The leopard ray can't change its spots although the leopard shark changes its stripes into spots. Both have recently changed homes, though.
Rania Spooner and Courtney Trenwith An emergency plan has been activated to respond to a sunken ship that is spilling oil and phosphate off the coast of Christmas Island, creating a potential environmental disaster.
Melissa Lahoud GREEN turtles and dugongs have been on the global ''red list'' of threatened species for many years, but the situation is looking up for Australian populations as a community-based protection...
Malaysian wildlife authorities say the capture of a young female Borneo Sumatran rhino has given them a last chance to save the species from extinction.
A fifth of all vertebrates face extinction unless action is taken, writes Jonathan Watts.
The seemingly lazy ways of Australia's koalas need to be preserved under federal laws, the Australian Greens say.
Tom Arup A draft deal to hand over national environmental approval powers for new mines, ports and other major projects to the states has been signed between the federal and Victorian governments.
Peter Hannam Coalition divisions over native vegetation clearing laws are likely to be tested on Monday with the Baird cabinet expected to discuss a bill by the Shooters and Fishers party that green groups say...
Nicky Phillips Whales, it seems, just do not want to listen. Even when it is for their own good.
Lindsay Murdoch Baby elephants are being illegally captured in horrific conditions to supply Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry, prompting calls for Thai authorities to tighten animal trafficking laws.
Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.
Julieanne Strachan Government pledge to hold fertility control trial alongside conservation cull appears to be in tatters.
Anne Davies A pair of rhino horns mounted on a wooden plinth has sold for $92,500 in Sydney surprising the staff at auction house Lawsons.
Andrew Darby Japan has laid out a roadmap back to commercial whaling in its first comprehensive response to the International Court of Justice ban on its Antarctic "scientific" hunt.
Peter Hannam Ministers will no longer be forced to consider formal conservation advice for endangered species in projects approved before the end of this year, under changes to the national environment law agreed...
Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.
Tom Arup Cattle grazing will return to Victoria's Alpine National Park after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a state government trial to have 60 to 300 cows in the park.
Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.