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Biodiversity:

The variability among living organisms from all sources, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and ecological complexes of which they are part, this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems (UN, 1994)

Weekly round-up: June 13

Ever considered the mechanics of eating underwater? Most fish rely on suction to hoover up prey, but a wonder of evolution presented the moray eel with a second set of jaws to grab and swallow its meals – which one species has just been found to do on land. Read more

Weekly round-up: May 30

Seven Tasmanian devil joeys have been born on mainland Australia, the first such birth in more than 3,000 years. The newborns are part of a project between Re:Wild and Aussie Ark to re-establish the animals. Read more

Weekly round-up: May 23

Swifts are even more swift than scientists thought, with new tracking technology showing the migrating birds cover an average of 570 kilometres (354 miles) per day, 70 kilometres more than previously estimated. Read more

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter

RACHEL CARSON