Animals vote, too: how different species choose – or depose – a leader

Honeybees, Indian jumping ants and pigeons are some of the species that have evolved ways of…

Global heating threatens UK wildlife’s ability to adapt and survive

Restoring and connecting habitat across Britain could save a fifth of species by 2030, says report…

Thousands of waterbirds flock to Australia's Lake Cowal – in pictures

At approximately 21km long, Lake Cowal is the largest natural inland lake in New South Wales.…

Bears, whales and wolverines: the species imperiled by Trump's war on the environment

Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part…

Country diary: an immense space studded with razor shells

Holkham, Norfolk: It occurs to me that every shell is an exact analogue of its wider…

Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation…

Dying birds and the fires: scientists work to unravel a great mystery

Nobody knowns precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds’ health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are…

'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird flight

Bar-tailed godwit flies more than 12,000km from Alaska to New Zealand in 11 daysA bird said…

The Guardian view on game bird shooting: the threat is to nature | Editorial

Steps to limit the harm caused by driven-grouse and pheasant shoots can no longer be put…

Authors hope The Lost Words followup will inspire action and change

The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris celebrates the magic of British wildlifeTheir last…