A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.
Chimpanzees studied along Uganda's western border seem to be thriving despite the forest's escalating demise.
Tropical forests in the Amazon, home to roughly 2,000 species of plants, birds, beetles, ants and bees are being invaded by human activities such as logging. Researchers have found that habitats can be conserved by a wide network of forest areas.
In efforts to save an endangered species and increase its genetic diversity, scientists recently reproduced black-footed ferrets using frozen sperm from about 20 years ago.
The plants of Mexico and Southern California are cropping up in some Northern California forest understories after wildfires. If forests were thinned before wildfires, however, the bio-balance is better.
It turns out that trematodes and other parasitic flatworms live in larger numbers in temperate regions, contrary to the global norm of greater biodiversity in warm temperatures.
The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which spreads quickly and upsets the food chain, has been sighted in Florida.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
Pesticide use, while it's been tied to a decline in honeybee populations and other pollinators, now may also threaten global freshwater biodiversity, according to new research.
There are a lot of strange creatures out there that you probably have never seen. This is likely the case for the tiny burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards, which can be found just out of sight in five of the seven continents. Now new research has determined that to be so wide-spread, these little-known creatures actually rafted across vast oceans in prehistoric times.
It has been suggested that climate change threatens biodiversity worldwide, but now new hopeful research claims that some biodiversity loss can be reversed.
Insect predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs may help protect us from infectious diseases, according to a new study.
Australia is famous for its incredible biodiversity and unique animal species. However, it is likewise infamous for an exceptionally high rate of extinction. In fact, the continent has lost one in 10 of its native mammal species over the last two centuries - the highest extinction rate of any nation in the world. Now, experts are proposing that "rewilding" parts Down Under with native dingoes could help prevent die-offs in the future.
The lemur, Javan rhino and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonely animals, but they matter too, according to a new study. As endemic species, living in habitats restricted to a particular area, they are more important to biodiversity than previously thought.