As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
Black bear near military housing at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, May 17, 2010.
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.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is home to the famous wildebeest migration.
Intense and extensive changes mean that the Serengeti-Mara area's wildlife has an unsure future.
Polar bears 'invading' a Russian village have renewed concern over climate change in the Arctic, but human-wildlife conflicts are flaring up everywhere.
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?
A young bull sees off a cow at a watering hole.
Conflict between people and animals has been on the increase in Tsavo, Kenya.
Red fox under cover of darkness in London.
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It's becoming harder and harder for animals to find human-free spaces on the planet. New research suggests that to try to avoid people, mammals are shifting activity from the day to the nighttime.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Ocelot of trouble.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
In the Serengeti wildebeest will move more than 2000km during their annual migration.
Many mammals depend on large areas and trans-boundary conservation for their survival. When this is obstructed it can have a catastrophic impact on animal populations.
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.
The Hirola has a global population size of 500.
Abdullahi H. Ali
Elephants, livestock and grass all play an important role in ensuring the survival of the Hirola - the world's rarest antelope.
Some megafauna species are dangerous and costly for humans to live with.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
Tight social bonds help Ethiopian wolves protect their families and territories.
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A critical factor in the preservation of the Ethiopian wolf is the commitment and dedication to finding common ground between the needs of people and wildlife.
Native plants don’t need much space really.
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It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
The number of camels in Kenya has risen, as have other livestock populations.
Over the past four decade populations of almost all the common wildlife species have fallen to one third or less of their previous levels