Fish swim through coral at the Great Barrier Reef

Australia to restrict dumping near barrier reef

24 Jan Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said this morning, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger.

There were thought to be around 40,000 tigers in India at the time of independence from Britain in 1947

Tiger population growing in India

20 Jan India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, has reported a 30% jump in numbers over four years in a rare piece of good news for conservationists.

A bushfire burns through scrub near Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills

Homes destroyed as Australia battles bushfire

04 Jan More than 30 homes are feared destroyed as firefighters battle an out-of-control bushfire in the state of South Australia, with officials warning that lives are in danger even as weather conditions improve.

The four-page document asks countries to submit national plans to tackle global warming early next year

Robinson criticises Lima climate change talks

14 Dec United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson has said not enough progress has been made at the talks in Lima to give confidence of a legally binding agreement.