A genus of tree hole breeding frogs was recently rediscovered in tropical forests of India. Researchers say these frogs – which were thought to be extinct – boast some interesting characteristics, such as living high off the ground and eating their own unfertilized eggs.
The extinction of large fruit-eating animals from tropical rainforests could make climate change worse. Researchers suggest refocusing conservation efforts to ensure these animals are around to disperse trees’ seeds and promote growth in these essential carbon sinks.
Miconia trees originally planted in botanical gardens for their beautiful purple-colored leaves have become world-renowned invasive species.
Army ants link up to create living bridges use to overcome gaps and obstacles they encounter along forest floors. These structures were thought to be static, but a study featuring time-lapse film has revealed that they are highly dynamic and responsive.
With heavier rainfall sweeping through the African savanna, one would expect to see more thriving populations of trees. However, it turns out trees' deep roots are actually disadvantageous and don't allow the plants to suck up abundant water resources.
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."
Spider monkeys rely on their sense of smell in order to determine when fruit has ripened to perfection. This is an example of coevolution between the fruit-producing trees and the fruit-eating monkeys.
In terms of health benefits from their inherent antioxidants, exotic Ceylon gooseberries are giving blueberries and cranberries a run for their money, a new study shows.
Rutgers University researchers recommend releasing captive populations of Borneo orangutans back into their natural habitats. Doing so could help the endangered animals rebound.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
After facing significant population declines, the military and great green macaws are now listed as an endangered species. As a result, import into and export out of the U.S. without a permit will be illegal.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
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.