One fifth of animal and plant species are threatened by extinction, a global study warns, but conservation efforts have pulled some back from the brink.
Find out more about the complicated relationship between humans and the natural world, and the implications of biodiversity loss.
An international biodiversity summit in Japan agrees a 10-year plan aimed at preserving nature, but conservation groups fear the deal is too weak.
The BBC's Richard Anderson on why the economic consequences of destroying our planet's natural resources are severe.
The World Bank announces a programme to help nations properly account for the destruction of nature that their activities cause.
Demand for high-value woods in China is driving rampant illegal logging in Madagascar, an international study has concluded.
A UN biodiversity meeting opens in Japan with warnings that the loss of nature is hurting human societies as well as the natural world.
A UN study has shown the profound importance to people and economies of inland fisheries that are threatened by biodiversity loss.
The UK should create a new ministerial post for green economics, urges an international policy group that includes MPs past and present.
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