A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual.
A loophole in Chinese law allows natural forests to be converted to plantations — a practice that is threatening the iconic animal's habitat in Sichuan province.
Deforestation in Mexico and habitat destruction in the US have led to a 90 percent decline in the butterfly's population since 1996.
Species are going extinct at a rate as much as 114 times faster than occurs naturally because of human activities like deforestation and climate change.
The plan calls for bee habitat restoration and research into pesticides linked to bee colony collapse — but not a ban on their use.
The Earth has crossed four out of nine planetary boundaries that scientists say could trigger abrupt and irreversible environmental changes and put human life in jeopardy.
The world's largest agricultural corporations have pledged to stop deforestation, but the small and mid-sized companies they sometimes work with continue to operate illegally, say conservationists.
A new scientific analysis says as much as 75 percent of life on Earth may become extinct by 2200 due to over-hunting, habitat destruction, and climate change.
As Arctic sea ice extent declines due to climate change, the polar bears are having trouble finding food to eat.