The possum is the state's faunal emblem. It was previously listed by then-environment minister Greg Hunt as critically-endangered. Last year, it was found through a survey that the population of the possum in the protected forest has reached 1,500.
Despite the worldwide campaigns on forest conservation and log bans to promote carbon sinks and help resolve the global warming and greenhouse gas issues, a study from Switzerland chose to take a different path. Instead of keeping the trees, harvesting them was the provided option, and they also did the explanations in terms of carbon emissions.
Romania races to save some of Europe’s remaining virgin forests through a new technology that would enable environmentalists and citizens to monitor threatened woodland.
Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago wolf was recently denied protection under the Endangered Species Act. Although populations on the Prince of Wales Island have drastically declined, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service said the animals don't qualify for additional federal protection.
Illegal logging is destroying ecologically important forests around the worl. Much of the timber is being used to produce expensive furniture and flooring.
Aggressive logging is threatening a new coffee tree species that was discovered in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, just two years ago. Now International Union for the Conservation of Nature is declaring it "critically endangered."
Researchers from Finland's University of Aalto, King's College London, and elsewhere found that an "alarming" amount of protected and "intact" forest fell in the first 12 years of the 21st century.
In a partnership first, loggers in northeastern Russia are teaming up with biologists to better protect natural fish owl habitats, a major step in preserving the endangered birds.
Researchers recently discovered that if elephants are born during times when their mothers are more stressed, they are likely to age faster and reproduce less during their lifetime.
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.
Stream restorations in northern Sweden, started in the 1980s, show that we must allow more time for streams to recover--and help them out, say researchers.
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forests that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that partially logged forests play just as crucial a role, and may emit more carbon than previously thought.
In light of their falling numbers, the northern spotted owl may soon gain more protections, federal biologists announced Wednesday.
The Tasmanian swift parrot is reportedly facing severe population decline. Now researchers are estimating that the iconic green parrot only has about 16 years left to make a comeback, or it's all over for the tiny birds.