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Australasian palaeontologists have discovered the world's largest parrot, standing up to 1m tall with a massive beak able to crack most food sources. The new bird has been named Heracles inexpectatus to reflect its Herculean myth-like size and...
"Wild foods," or wild edible species, provide important nutrients for millions of people worldwide, but they were left out of a recent report on creating sustainable food systems. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A recent landmark United Nations report delivered an alarming assessment of the fate of animal life and biodiversity on Earth. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken. Click...
Conservationists say these high levels of protection are necessary to safeguard benefits that humans derive from nature—such as the filtration of drinking water and storage of carbon that would otherwise increase global warming. The areas are...
Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Our most popular Instagram posts showcase creatures that inspire vital conservation work around the world. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Society needs to remember that while having something rare is intriguing, extinction is forever, writes James Schaefer. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
There have been calls for biodiversity and ecosystem assessments to count non-native species as well as their native counterparts as positively contributing to biological diversity. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A spectacular new butterfly species has been discovered on the Pacific Island of Vanua Levu in Fiji. The species, named last week as Papilio natewa after the Natewa Peninsula where it was found, is a remarkable discovery in a location where...