For decades, the extinction of passenger pigeons has been explained by two theories of human impact. New research shows one of these theories is now more compelling than the other.
This diminutive deer isn't the only fantastical life form discovered in Vietnam. But hunting and habitat destruction threaten many with extinction.
Europe is getting wilder as more people live in cities, but Naya's death shows this trend may have limits.
In the absence of animals to help larger trees reproduce, forests are suffering.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
A holistic approach to conservation finds people have a place in the natural world and a responsibility to maintain it.
Once hunted into corners of North America, black bears have expanded across the continent since the early 1900s. But bears that end up living near people aren't seeking close encounters.
In light of Botswana's decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.
Trophy hunting is not the solution to Africa’s wildlife conservation challenges. There are other ways.
A series of new studies sheds light on the population crash and extinction of the giant birds, lemurs and more that roamed the island until around A.D. 700-1000.
Amid a growing human population, African elephants are confined to an increasingly managed existence. Do we want more for one of the world's most loved species?
We should welcome a native predators' return across the British Isles, while at the same time being honest about the implications.
One gram of songbird meat is estimated to sell for the equivalent of one gram of marijuana.
The first systematic study of the ballistics and accuracy of prehistoric spears suggests Neanderthals could kill at a distance.
Wild boars are being scapegoated for an epidemic of African swine flu that threatens the pork industry.
Few people could argue that hunting wildlife for trophies is moral, but conservationists have bigger fish to fry to reverse biodiversity loss
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.
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.
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.