conservation

Ryan Zinke ignores what outdoors community actually wants, pays tribute with Big Buck Hunter instead

Ryan Zinke ignores what outdoors community actually wants, pays tribute with Big Buck Hunter instead

To a cynic, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s murky proposal to open millions of acres of protected wilderness to mining companies who stash their profits abroad may seem likely to endanger Americans’

Trump’s wall could cause the extinction of the American jaguar

President Trump’s proposed border wall hasn’t even been built, but ecologists say the projected impact is certain: threatening as many as 111 endangered species, especially the jaguar. The jaguar,
The foreign miners bent on destroying the salmon industry have an inside line to Trump’s EPA

The foreign miners bent on destroying the salmon industry have an inside line to Trump’s EPA

Days before announcing he would cave to a foreign mining company’s demands and re-open the possibility of mining copper alongside the waters where half the world’s salmon are caught, Environmental
Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchersThe world’s tropical forests are so degraded
Animal rights activists and Inuit clash over Canada's Indigenous food traditions

Animal rights activists and Inuit clash over Canada's Indigenous food traditions

Seal meat on a Toronto restaurant’s menu has stirred up a decades-long conflict over anti-hunting campaigns, which the Inuit say threaten their existenceA newly opened restaurant in Toronto sparked
The week in wildlife – in pictures

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Millions of fruit bats, migrating cranes and a new species of orangutan are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

A biologist believes that trees speak a language we can learn

I’m in a redwood forest in Santa Cruz, California, taking dictation for the trees outside my cabin. They speak constantly, even if quietly, communicating above-…
‘For us, the land is sacred’: on the road with the defenders of the world’s forests

‘For us, the land is sacred’: on the road with the defenders of the world’s forests

A busload of indigenous leaders have been crossing Europe to highlight their cause before the start of UN climate talks in BonnOf the many thousands of participants at the Bonn climate conference
A new species of great ape: a family member we must urgently fight to save | Jules Howard

A new species of great ape: a family member we must urgently fight to save | Jules Howard

No sooner has the Tapanuli orangutan been discovered than it’s facing extinction. The indifference of humans – the one thriving great ape – is the culpritIf I could be a fly on the wall at any point

Planting trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases

The planet is still warming inexorably, with 2017 set to be one of the three hottest years on record, but a major programme of tree-planting could help cool the world
Cocaine Farmers Are Hunting for an Alternative

Cocaine Farmers Are Hunting for an Alternative

Colombian communities that have long depended on coca plants for income are on their own in the era of peace between the government and Marxist guerrillas.
Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop 'death by chocolate'

Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop 'death by chocolate'

Plans by the governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast drawn up after Guardian investigation revealed links between the cocoa industry and rainforest lossThe governments of Ghana and the Ivory Coast are
Trump accused of breaking promises and ruining Scottish dunes

Trump accused of breaking promises and ruining Scottish dunes

Ecologists expect Aberdeenshire sand dunes to lose conservation protection because of president’s golf courseThe spectacular dunes habitat in Aberdeenshire used by Donald Trump for his £1bn golf
Bittern numbers in UK at record high, says RSPB

Bittern numbers in UK at record high, says RSPB

Booming of male bitterns reveals presence of at least 164 of the heron-like waders living in British wetlands, says charityPopulations of the bittern, a wetland bird that was facing extinction in the
Climate change will be the border control of the future

Climate change will be the border control of the future

After 300 years of continuous human settlement, Hurricane Irma destroyed everything on the island of Barbuda and forced the relocation of its more than 1,600…
This new app is like Shazam for frogs

This new app is like Shazam for frogs

Hear a ribbit? There's an app for that. Launched on Nov. 10, FrogID is an iOS and Android app that can identify local frog species by the sound they make. Chirps, ribbits, peeps, whistles, and croaks

Human arrivals wiped out the Caribbean’s giant ground sloths

Many giant mammals in the Americas have died out but it has been hard to say whether humans or natural events were responsible. Now, in the Caribbean at least, we know
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in EuropeFrom the
Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years

Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years

In 1975 two conservationists discovered a gorgeous salamander in the rainforests of Guatemala. No one ever saw it again – and Jackson’s climbing salamander was feared extinct – until last month when

15,000 scientists just signed the largest-ever warning about Earth’s destruction

There’s no place like home, our warm and watery planet Earth. But we won’t be living here long if humans don’t change their ways, say…