In 1996, Botswana erected an 83-mile fence along its border with Namibia. The goal was to protect domestic cattle from the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. Within a year, though, the barrier had snared five giraffes, one elephant, several antelopes and numerous other wild animals.
Harlequin Ladybirds carry a fungus which is dangerous for native species
Jennifer S Holland collects stories of dogs who made friends in unlikely places
‘We ignore the decline of other species at our peril – for they are the barometer that reveals our impact on the world that sustains us’
The sudden increase in the death rate could be due to rising sea temperatures or a shortage of food
'The natural world is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before,' Sir David Attenborough says
The latest CITES meeting on 24 September in Johannesburg will be one of the most critical meetings in the Convention’s 43 year history
Tag can detect an array of different actions by animals in minute detail such as a ‘double take’ when a penguin sees a squid or how an unhappy elephant walks
Seven-year-old Sun bear Annemarie rescued after her owner dies
Hapless youngster freed in painstaking two-and-a-half hour operation
Researchers find the invasive species weighing 2kg and up to 30 cm in length
On World Elephant Day, we take a unique look at Malawi's safari parks as they battle to save their populations
'I believe he travels the world doing this. He may also be a human tracker'
'Until and unless we can bring biodiversity back up, we’re playing ecological roulette'
After plaguing the Stade de France and landing on Cristiano Ronaldo's poor face, the creatures are now travelling north
Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau also placed first in the People category