New guidance on building hedgehogs the perfect home has been published by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), based on last year's Hedgehog Housing Census. MARIANNE BROOKER reports
A five-year study on the state of the world's birds makes for sombre reading. A significant number of once-common species now face decline and experts warn this worrying trend should ring alarm bells for the state of nature as a whole. CATHERINE HARTE reports
The population of High Brown Fritillaries in Britain has declined rapidly, due to changes in woodland management and, more recently, the abandonment of marginal hill land. But one charity hopes to save this precious winged insect. HARRY SHEPHERD from the National Trust reports
A unique and pristine coral reef in the mouth of the Amazon is threatened by oil drilling planned by oil giants Total and BP, say the scientists who recently explored it. But the oil companies are determined to press ahead despite the risks, writes Lawrence Carter, and Brazil's environment ministry is set to give its approval.
As the IWC meeting begins today in Slovenia, the EU, its 28 member states and the United States, Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Monaco, have expressed their opposition to Iceland's commercial whaling in a powerful diplomatic broadside.
An earless species of monitor lizard from Borneo has suddenly erupted into the international trade among pet keepers and reptile collectors. Although it is protected within its range, there are no restrictions on international trade in the species. An urgent CITES listing is desperately needed!
Greenpeace's undercover investigation accused Asia Pulp and Paper's of flouting the logging ban on ramin trees in Indonesia, threatening the remaining population of Sumatran tigers. Greenpeace calls on you to urge companies to boycott APP products
With only 6,600 left in the wild, the Sumatran orangutan is critically endangered. Campaign group Sumatran Orangutan Society has organised a celebrity auction to raise money to protect them and their rainforest habitat
Commercial whaling by many nations continues despite an international ban and widescale condemnation. What may end the practice, argues Peter Nolan-Smith, is that the financial incentives are starting to dry up
Kara Moses reports on a group of 10-year-olds from Holly Trees Primary School who - by fundraising for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership - have helped secure the future of a rare Namibian plant that was virtually extinct in the wild