Science broadcaster and biologist Liz Bonnin. Photograph: Andrew Hasson/BBC

Science broadcaster Liz Bonnin whose mother died from Covid-19 has said she hopes the world will “wake up” and recognise the importance of connectedne(...)

Puffins visit land only to breed, nesting in burrows and crevices. Illustration by Michael Viney

“I was trying to remember today how the colours are banded on the puffin’s curious triangular bill: was it red-yellow-blue or blue-yellow-red? So I de(...)

A Loggerhead turtle trapped in a drifting abandoned net in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Jordi Chias/WWF/PA

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60 per cent since 1970 as humans overuse natural resources, drive climate change and pollute the planet, a (...)

Some of the elephant herd  at the Kaziranga Forest Trail, Dublin Zoo: Upali,   Berrnhardine, Yasmin, Anak and Asha. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recent controversy about the death of animals in Tayto Park is a reminder of the complexity of keeping animals in captivity for human amusement. When (...)

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(...)

An African elephant in Zimbabwe - a species which has seen numbers crash due to poaching. Photograph: Martin Harvey/WWF/PA Wire

Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm th(...)

A dolphin and her  newborn calf: a report has found that ottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins and killer whales or orcas are under enormous threat from persistent pollutants.  Photograph: Isabel Baker/Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation

Man-made pollution is affecting the ability of marine mammals such as killer whales and dolphins to breed and may lead to the extinction of some speci(...)

The study by conservation group WWF and the Zoological Society of London found a 49% drop in ocean populations

Marine mammal, birds, fish and reptile populations have almost halved since 1970, according to a report which is a “wake-up call” to tackle the crisis(...)