conservation

Finding Stillness in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters in the Age of Trump

Finding Stillness in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters in the Age of Trump

Alex Kotlowitz writes on the Trump Administration’s granting of mining leases abutting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and how easily mining operations could contaminate the area.
Italian forest rangers on the hunt of 'escape genius' bear

Italian forest rangers on the hunt of 'escape genius' bear

Animal climbed over three electric fences and four-metre high barrier to escapeItalian forest rangers are on the hunt for a bear that has been described as an “escape genius” after managing to climb
Bears and wolves to coexist in UK woods in conservation project

Bears and wolves to coexist in UK woods in conservation project

Bear Wood near Bristol aims to show wildlife in woodlands as it was 1,000 years agoFor the first time in more than 1,000 years native bears and wolves are coming snout to muzzle with each other among
Giant jellyfish takes a swim with new diver friend, goes viral

Giant jellyfish takes a swim with new diver friend, goes viral

Exactly what lurks beneath the ocean? Well, off the coast of Cornwall, giant, apricot-coloured jellyfish. The incredible creature, known as a barrel jellyfish, has been captured in a now-viral
Permafrost thaw sparks fear of 'gold rush' for mammoth ivory

Permafrost thaw sparks fear of 'gold rush' for mammoth ivory

Prospectors in Russia dig up remains of extinct animals for trade worth an estimated £40m a yearActivists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors
Improve contraception access to tackle wildlife crisis, urges campaign

Improve contraception access to tackle wildlife crisis, urges campaign

Groups say expanding access to contraception can improve lives and help save wildlifeA UN-backed campaign has been launched to help tackle the destruction of wildlife by boosting people’s access to
Western hunting outfitters think China is the future of the market

Western hunting outfitters think China is the future of the market

As the number of people who hunt in the US falls, many companies are hoping to get wealthy Chinese hooked on the activity.
Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Major brands are using less recycled paper, meaning more trees cut down unnecessarilyToilet paper – the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away – is becoming less sustainable,
Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Toilet paper is getting less sustainable, researchers warn

Major brands are using less recycled paper, meaning more trees cut down unnecessarilyToilet paper – the one product that the majority of us use just once and flush away – is becoming less sustainable,
Homeowners in Florida Encouraged to Kill Invasive Iguanas ‘Whenever Possible’

Homeowners in Florida Encouraged to Kill Invasive Iguanas ‘Whenever Possible’

With the spread of green iguanas spiraling out of control in Florida, the state’s wildlife agency is urging homeowners to take it upon themselves to exterminate the non-native lizard, and without the
Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show

Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show

Monthly deforestation up 88.4% compared with a year agoBrazil pressured to protect Amazon under trade deal termsDeforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June
Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Investigation exposes how Brazil’s huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world’s largest rainforest‘We must not barter the Amazon rainforest for burgers and steaks’The cows grazed under the
Defying International Community, Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling

Defying International Community, Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling

Six months after announcing it would be breaking with the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling. Hundreds of whales will now be permitted to be hunted
Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Hunters set sail after country’s withdrawal from International Whaling CommissionJapanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after
Dunes at Trump golf course in Scotland to lose protected status

Dunes at Trump golf course in Scotland to lose protected status

Agency wants to remove golf course area from Forevan Links site of special scientific interestThe spectacular sand dunes at Donald Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire are expected to be stripped of
After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

Fishermen in remote Pacific port plan to depart for hunt on Monday, despite global outcryOn Monday morning, after a short ceremony to pray for a bountiful catch and safety at sea, five ships will slip
Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdown

Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdown

Europol says about 15m of the creatures were seized last year in trade worth €3bn annuallyThe number of arrests for the smuggling of eels in Europe has increased by 50% after a concerted effort by
Lift 'unfair' ban on ivory trade, southern African leaders urge summit

Lift 'unfair' ban on ivory trade, southern African leaders urge summit

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Namibia call for embargo suspension to allow sale of hugely valuable stockpilesSouthern African leaders have renewed calls for a lifting of the ban on the ivory
Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore

Declining monarch-butterfly populations may be hard to restore

Butterflies from commercial providers may not help the larger population.
Planet-Saving Robots? Robert Downey Jr. Is on to Something

Planet-Saving Robots? Robert Downey Jr. Is on to Something

Opinion: Go ahead, roll your eyes at his vague plans to “clean up the planet” with nanotech. I welcome these new conservation technologists.