Mallard pair at the at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The economic, social and conservation reasons why hunting remains relevant in southern Africa.
Understanding stories – those of the murderous as well as of the compassionate – is vital to generating the critical mass necessary to save natural environments and their multiple denizens.
Sports terms are no longer restricted to the playing field – many have become a part of our everyday parlance.
Ever wonder where the words 'sport', 'umpire' and 'drubbing' come from? Here's a short primer of sporting lingo ahead of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.
Warning sign at a Cape Cod beach.
The return of white sharks to Cape Cod, Massachusetts was a tourism success story – until a shark killed a swimmer. Can the Cape's residents and visitors learn to share the ocean with these apex predators?
Spear in hand.
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Neanderthals used spears as hunting weapons by throwing or thrusting, according to a new study.
Snowshoe hares near the now closed Giant Mine outside of Yellowknife, N.W.T show signs of arsenic contamination.
Historical gold mining at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. released toxic arsenic into the environment. Snowshoe hares are showing signs of poisoning.
Male Rockjumper in the Swartberg mountains.
The number of Cape Rockjumpers' are declining and the reason might be the weather.
Florida gun owners marching with loaded firearms
Here's a challenge for gun control proponents: Watch 100 videos made by gun owners and gun rights advocates. One scholar watched these videos over five years and something surprising happened to her.
A grizzly bear looks up from its meal in British Columbia.
Wildlife hunts are supposed to be grounded in sound science, but new research casts doubt on this assumption.
The rising influence of the gun lobby in Australia may have extended the prospects of duck season continuing for the foreseeable future.
Despite its unpopularity with the public and ongoing reports of endangered and non-game birds being killed - duck shooting season commences this month in Victoria, Tasmania and SA.
Insights and approaches drawn from anthropology could be a useful part of the toolkit for a cop trying to catch a killer.
The mane attraction.
Computer models have produced some very worrying results.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
Closed on November 24.
On Black Friday, November 24, outdoor retailer REI will close its stores and urge customers to #OptOutside. But a historian calls this popular campaign light green environmentalism at best.
Marine waters are an important source of food for Inuit.
The North Water Polynya, or Pikialasorsuaq, is a key ocean area for Arctic animals and for Inuit hunting and fishing. Rocket launches threaten to contaminate the area with harmful chemicals.
Grizzly trophy-hunting is at the heart of a ferocious debate in North America.
A bitter debate has erupted over the British Columbia government's recent decision to end grizzly bear trophy hunting. Here are the pros and cons of stopping the hunt.
The price of rare coloured animals like the Golden Wildebeest have fluctuated wildly.
Rare colour variants of hunted African species have been known for a long time. Trophy hunters seeking novelty might pay more to hunt these unusually coloured animals.
Feral pigs are found in every state and territory in Australia.
Swine brucellosis is spreading from Queensland into New South Wales. It's carried by feral pigs and poses a real risk the people and dogs that hunt them.
Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado.
The US Department of Agriculture kills thousands of predators yearly, mainly for attacking livestock. A conservation biologist explains why this policy is ineffective and ecologically harmful.