After a year that’s seen the climate crisis dominate the global sustainability agenda, you’d be forgiven for letting the planet’s other major crisis slip out of your mind. The past year taught us that about a million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction, raising sobering questions over which ones to prioritize saving. At Landscape News, we hope to be a small part of the solution by taking a moment to appreciate the wonders of the flora and fauna that we share our planet with – whether that’s well-known charismatic species like the big cats or the great apes, or obscure birds found only on remote islands in the Pacific.
Producer Rupert Barrington reflects on the making of the BBC’s groundbreaking new nature documentary series.
Conservation efforts are often focused on well-known species like dolphins, elephants and orangutans, but Indigenous and local communities may have other priorities. Here’s how New Zealand resolved these conflicts.
From king penguins to leopards, last year’s UNESCO World Heritage Site additions feature an extensive display of biodiversity. Here are five of them.
UNEP’s “ape guy” Johannes Refisch explains how – and why – his agency is prioritizing saving the chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans over the millions of lesser-known endangered species.
Landscape News goes birdwatching around the South Pacific island of Rarotonga, courtesy of veteran local conservation expert Ian Karika.
A fairly self-explanatory word of warning from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Seventeen years of footage from wildlife photographer Laurent Baheux show the “king of animals” in its native – and disappearing – habitat.
Fast facts on how terrestrial – including human – livelihoods depend on the state of our oceans’ ecosystems.
How conservationists are using sound recording devices to monitor a bird species recently reintroduced to its native ecosystem in New Zealand.
A new report from the OECD presents a business case for governments to protect biodiversity through taxes.