conservation

Sumatran tigers fall 17 per cent and have just two strongholds

There are now only two viable populations of Sumatran tigers left in the wild, so if the cats are to be saved those areas have to be protected
Ryan Zinke recommends Trump shrink two more US national monuments

Ryan Zinke recommends Trump shrink two more US national monuments

Interior secretary aims to reduce Cascade-Siskiyou and Gold Butte monumentsZinke hits back at Patagonia after ad said ‘the president stole your land’Interior secretary Ryan Zinke has announced

Japan’s refusal to stop ivory trade undermines bans elsewhere

Even though other countries are clamping down on illegal ivory, the unconstrained trade in Japan may offer loopholes for criminals to keep selling ivory – fuelling elephant poaching
An orangutan stole my camera and took close-up selfies – in pictures

An orangutan stole my camera and took close-up selfies – in pictures

Wildlife photographer Ian Wood has been capturing great apes in the wild for decades, but when a young orangutan discovered his hidden camera on a recent Borneo trip he got some truly unexpected
How a New York museum inadvertently built one of the largest archives of Indian cinema

How a New York museum inadvertently built one of the largest archives of Indian cinema

The story of how the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, ended up with an enormous collection of Indian films is a little like…

Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army is slaughtering Africa’s giraffes

Elephants, giraffes, giant elands and chimpanzees are being decimated by poachers linked to violent militias in a lawless region of central Africa
How to Bring Joy to the World By Not Destroying It This Holiday Season

How to Bring Joy to the World By Not Destroying It This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. That means warm hot chocolates, winter tunes, and all the consumerist habits environmentalists try to avoid all year. Behaving in an environmentally sound way is tough

Africa’s giraffes are being slaughtered by Joseph Kony’s army

Elephants, giraffes, giant elands and chimpanzees are being decimated by poachers linked to violent militias in a lawless region of central Africa
Blue Planet II: from octopus v shark to fish that crawl, the series’s biggest discoveries

Blue Planet II: from octopus v shark to fish that crawl, the series’s biggest discoveries

The documentary’s marvels are not just new to television – many are new to science as well. From hyper-intelligent fish to the origin of life itself, we round up the series’s breakthrough momentsIt is
More Arctic Boat Traffic Could Really Stress Out Narwhals

More Arctic Boat Traffic Could Really Stress Out Narwhals

You know that feeling when you’re under severe stress—your heart begins to race and your mouth gets dry? Well, animals experience their own forms of that, too. And researchers are worried about how
North Atlantic right whales could become extinct, US officials say

North Atlantic right whales could become extinct, US officials say

Noaa scientist: ‘You do have to use the extinction word’Study suggests whales leave protected areas to feedUS federal officials say it is time to consider the possibility that North Atlantic right

‘Scary’ spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species

When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook – and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species

Right whales could go extinct, American officials warn

North Atlantic right whales could go extinct soon if Canada and the U.S. don’t act quickly, American officials are warning, emphasizing that 17 whales have died this year alone out of a population of
Scottish fishermen warn of 'hardline' EU stance over quotas

Scottish fishermen warn of 'hardline' EU stance over quotas

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation says this year’s common fisheries policy deal reveals ‘simmering resentment’ of EU member states due to BrexitScottish fishermen have raised concerns that the EU is
Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and their nestlings. But just before nightfall on one
Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and their nestlings. But just before nightfall on one
Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and their nestlings. But just before nightfall on one
Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

The rare oriental blue clearwing, that disguises itself as a bee, was spotted in the Malaysian rainforest A moth that disguises itself as a bee and was previously only identified by a single damaged
How to Make That Next Trip a Bit Easier on the Planet

How to Make That Next Trip a Bit Easier on the Planet

Some of us are lucky enough to live a train ride away from family. Others might have to catch a flight to see la familia, or maybe to get away from them. But whatever your reason for traveling, the
Invasive Python Parasites Are Infecting Florida’s Native Reptiles

Invasive Python Parasites Are Infecting Florida’s Native Reptiles

Invasive Burmese pythons have become the ravenous, ever-multiplying scourge of South Florida. But new research suggests that the snakes have brought more than just their teeth and appetites to the