A cushion star  in Poor Knights marine reserve  off New Zealand

The move by Minister for the Marine Michael Creed to exclude large fishing trawlers from Ireland’s coastal seas is great news for the conservation of (...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)