Sunset on the Tapajós River, deep in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil. Scientists are warning that if human beings continue to mine the world’s wildernesses for resources and convert them into cities and farms at the pace of the previous century, the planet’s few remaining wild places could disappear in decades. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The last wilderness areas on earth are disappearing at a rapid and shocking rate, according to new findings published in Nature magazine. Global rese(...)

Scientists estimate that just 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying just 9 per cent of the territory they once lived in. Photograph: Sarah Durant/ZSL/PA Wire

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah — the world’s fastest land animal — sprinting to extinction, experts have warned. Scientists estimate tha(...)

Africa’s elephant population fell about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, according to a new report. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Africa’s elephant population fell about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservati(...)

A  screen-grab from CCTV footage of a leopard entering a Mumbai apartment block and  carrying away a pet dog in its mouth. Image: Headlines Today/Youtube.

Chilling closed-circuit television footage of a leopard sneaking into the foyer of an apartment block in a Mumbai suburb and carrying away a pet do(...)