While both the commercial pet trade and conservation biologists agree that parrots are threatened by habitat loss, they disagree about the effects of poaching.
To help reduce global warming, the Kyoto Protocol encourages countries to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by planting more trees.
How can a plant threaten crocodiles? By shading and thus cooling the river banks where they nest, the plants skew the temperature-dependent sex balance toward females.
Researchers have discovered a surprising factor in the decline of songbirds in North America: forest fragmentation may put a cramp in their sex lives.
While human disturbances can destroy ecosystems, new research shows that a little disturbance can be good for forest plants with small ranges.
While non-native species have devastated many ecosystems, some invasions are relatively benign. The trick is to figure out which ecosystems are most vulnerable to invasion.
Flying in a plane at 30,000 feet, it is easy to see how biological patterns and processes form a seamless web across international political boundaries.
It’s a familiar scenario: Scientists who work for government agencies, though genuinely committed to conservation, face a perennial lack of money and time and move from crisis to crisis wh
It’s not just extinction mathematics.
For a fish, the north coast of Jamaica is a lonely place. Fishing intensities are so high that most fish are caught long before they reach maturity.