A storm blows over the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve.
A holistic approach to conservation finds people have a place in the natural world and a responsibility to maintain it.
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.
Elephants in the Kwedi Area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
In light of Botswana’s decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.
Photographic camps are more beneficial to communities than hunting.
Trophy hunting is not the solution to Africa’s wildlife conservation challenges. There are other ways.
A modern mouse lemur
Microcebus sits upon the cranium of an extinct Megaladapis lemur.
Dao Van Hoang www.daovanhoang.com
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?
The pine marten – cute but cunning.
We should welcome a native predators’ return across the British Isles, while at the same time being honest about the implications.
A red-listed skylark.
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.
Elephants in Namibia.
Few people could argue that hunting wildlife for trophies is moral, but conservationists have bigger fish to fry to reverse biodiversity loss
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.
Matteo De Stefano/MUSE
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.