Habitat destruction, trade in animal parts and climate change are all to blame for the loss of biodiversity around the world.
It is problematic when local plants and animals become extinct, as they fulfil important ecological functions for the ecosystem. DW's latest content concerning biodiversity is collated below.
In recent decades, wolves have been making a comeback to Germany, after being hunted to extinction in the late 19th century. As wolf numbers in neighboring Poland grew in the late 20th century, they gradually moved west in search of new territory. While conservationists welcome the wolves' return to Germany, not everyone is happy to see the predator.
What role should greenery and vegetation play in the heart of our urban spaces? That is a question being posed by a new installation in the very centre of Prague, where a temporary forest has sprung up in the shadow of the 19th century National Theatre. It’s creators want to raise awareness about the role of nature, greenery and medicinal plants in our modern societies.
Our planet is full of amazing animals, peculiar plants, funky fungi and odd natural phenomena. DW's environment desk often researches the weird and wonderful creatures on earth. This week, reporter Jennifer Collins introduces us to what scientists call "the shrimp from Mars."
Contention over post-Brexit environmental regulation is bubbling over as the UK withdraws from a European fishing convention. Campaigners are concerned that important cross-border marine protections may be rolled back.