Bush meat consumption is enjoying a renaissance in Ghana.
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the U.S., but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Migrating monarch butterflies rest at Pismo Beach, Calif. on their way to Mexico.
Raising monarch butterflies is a popular hobby, but concerns have been raised about its contribution to population decline. Research shows that monarchs raised in captivity are still able to join the migration.
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Even in small, densely populated countries, reintroducing large wildlife is possible.
A big brown bat and a little brown bat hibernating in an abandoned mine in Ontario.
White-nose syndrome has wiped out millions of bats in North America, pushing researchers to look at alternative roosts like bat boxes. But the U.S. bat box designs may not suit Canadian bats.
The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to achieve a world “living in harmony with nature”. This won’t happen if the plan goes ahead in its current form.
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Outdoor recreation is booming across the US, but research shows that the presence of humans – or the trails they hike and ski on – can have harmful effects on wildlife at less-than-close range.
The Coquerel Sifaka in its natural environment in a Malagasy national park.
Most of Madagascar’s conservation and research projects are conceptualised and funded from abroad.
In the past, wildlife vigilantes have illegally moved Tasmanian devils off the island — an illegal practice known as “covert rewilding”. They may well might try again.
A white-tailed deer crossing a road in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sat-navs could one day warn motorists when they drive through high-risk areas.
Some sharks are warm-blooded.
Warm-blooded fish can swim 1.6 times faster than their cold-blooded relatives.
Given the scale of the problem, five years was never enough time to turn things around. Clearly, we must reflect honestly on our successes and failures so far.
Impalas walk near the elevated Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.
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Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.
Determining the age of fish has been historically difficult, primarily involving lethal methods. A new DNA test solves this problem.
Whooping cranes were hunted extensively through the early 1900s, and by 1941, only 22 remained. They breed in Wood Buffalo National Park, in Alberta.
A bewildering array of laws and regulations cover species and ecosystems in Canada, making their protection inadequate.
African forest elephant in Lekoli River, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Cuvette-Ouest Region, Republic of the Congo.
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Studying how elephants move can give clues into how they can be better managed to conserve their populations.
The common nightingale is a small songbird best known for its powerful song.
Research suggests our names for birds reflect our changing relationship with the natural world: here’s why that matters
Tassie devils are notorious scavengers, eating everything from echidnas to stranded whales. Understanding how their teeth wear down can help us feed and protect captive populations.
Yellow-eyed penguins are endemic to New Zealand.
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The bacteria which causes the infection in yellow-eyed penguins is closely related to a human pathogen.
Ancient climate change doomed the monk seals that lived in Australian waters millions of years ago.