Habitats across the world are being destroyed. Here, you can learn about biodiversity loss on our planet and what we can do to save the homes of millions of animals
- Biodiversity Crisis Show All
In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, we look at how climate change is causing a decrease in biodiversity worldwide.
The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it?
The latest assessments from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species reveal the alarming impact that the changing climate is having on the planet’s biodiversity.
It's important to understand what causes plant and animal extinction.
Forests, both in tropical and more temperate regions, play an important role in combating climate change, and estimates are that they are declining in size overall.
What would life on Earth be like without the Amazon rainforest?
After being almost wiped out by whaling in the 20th century, a humpback whale population off the coast of South America has come back from the brink of extinction.
Biodiversity is essential to ensure the provision of ecosystem services and to maintain a high and stable agricultural production
We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million years.
- Habitat Destruction Show All
Here’s how to turn it into a pollinator party.
Habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species. The world's forests, swamps, plains, lakes, and other habitats continue to disappear as they are harvested for human consumption and cleared to make way for agriculture, housing, roads, pipelines and the other hallmarks of industrial development. Without a strong plan to create terrestrial and marine protected areas important ecological habitats will continue to be lost.
Imagine waking up one day, only to discover that everything you’ve always known has instantly changed. The home you’ve lived in for your entire life is gone.
An Australian-led study shows that, despite creating more protected areas, humans are still leaving a footprint in vulnerable ecosystems.
WWF and its partners have a number of projects around the world to reduce conflict between people and animals, and improve the livelihoods of the people affected.
Despite the habitat loss that has occurred globally to date, there is still hope. Studies reveal that by protecting 50 percent of the land and ocean around the world, plant and animal species could thrive.
Habitat loss is the most insidious of all threats facing land-living wildlife, and protected areas like national parks are one of the best ways to combat the destruction.
- Poaching and Trade Show All
Pressure is mounting against multi-faceted smugglers but the legal case, though strong, is enormously complex.
To expose criminals who traffic animals, Rachel Nuwer went undercover—even posing as a prostitute.
Recent overexploitation of wildlife for trade has affected countless species. This has been well-publicized in the cases of tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants and others, but many other species are affected.
Scientists believe coronavirus originated in wild animal markets — and they want the Chinese government to shut them down
Experts say meat sold at wild animal markets in Wuhan is likely the culprit for the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
The country is a critical market for animal contraband. Some scientists fear the official commitment to conservation may be wavering.