A basking shark off the coast of Baltimore, Cork. Photograph: Getty images

“We need to get to know sharks better,” says artist Dorothy Cross. “There are 35 different types swimming in Irish waters, and yet we’re largely obliv(...)

The two newly arrived black and white ruffed lemurs. Photograph: Fota Wildlife Park

Two critically endangered lemurs have been born at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork. There are fewer than 250 black and white ruffed lemurs found in the(...)

A newly-hatched baby leatherback sea turtle makes its way into a sea for the first time at a beach in Phanga Nga district, Thailand, last month. Photograph: Mongkhonsawat Leungvorapan/Reuters

Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists because of the coronavirus(...)

Hundreds of species could face reduced life-spans from the effects of climate change and even come under greater risk of extinction, a new study has f(...)

Animal rights demonstrators  on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photograph: Christina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images.

Oxygen in the world’s oceans is depleting at an unprecedented rate, leaving species gasping for breath and devastating marine habitats, a report issue(...)

A rescued two-year-old orangutan rests inside a rattan basket, after a smuggling attempt by a Russian tourist at Bali’s international airport, Indonesia. Photograph: Natural Resources Conservation Agency of Bali/AFP

Local authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the Indonesian resort of Bali. Ke(...)

“What is now rightly referred to as the ‘extinction crisis’ is due to us,” President Michael D Higgins told the National Biodiversity Conference. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh

Human beings “have been living an incredible contradiction” in believing their modern existence can continue unchanged, separate to destruction of nat(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

Female albino orangutan Alba on a tree after members being released into the wild. Photographs: EPA/handout.

The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving(...)

The discovery of the shark nursery was made last July by the Marine Institute’s remotely-operated vehicle Holland 1 deployed from the ILV Granuaile. Photograph: Marine Institute/Geological Survey of Ireland

A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep-ocean territory. Th(...)

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