Yaguas National Park is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 160 species of mammals Andes Amazon Fund

Official figures state that 39 per cent of plastic packaging produced is recycled but the true figure could be just 23 to 29 per cent, according to a report Shutterstock

The world’s sea ice shrank to a record January low last month as the annual polar melting period expanded, experts say.

Toxic air 'may have potential ethical costs that go beyond its well-known toll on health and the environment', says the study's lead author

According to a new study, there are not sufficient resources on the planet to achieve levels of life satisfaction currently enjoyed in Western countries for everyone Getty Images

London has reached its annual air pollution limit just one month into the year, for the eighth year in a row.

The world’s oceans rose to the highest temperatures ever recorded by far in 2017, scientists have warned.

This multibillion-pound industry increasingly involves organised crime groups, who see wildlife as a low-risk route to profit

The devastating impact of climate change in the polar regions has been confirmed by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) annual Arctic Report Card

Extreme weather events such as Hurricane Harvey are increasingly being linked to climate change in scientific studies Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images