Five strategies must be applied to save the Javan rhino from the brink of extinction.
Recovering historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens, from dried butterfly wings to platypus bills floating in alcohol.
Determining the status of a species must be based on solid scientific evidence with strict criteria.
Like the lazy koala, the reason sloths go slow has a lot to do with what they eat.
Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.
Recent sighting of a leopard in the Campo-Ma’an National Park area of Southern Cameroon shows the importance of conservation efforts.
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
Scientists are urging the Biden administration to protect mature US forests as a climate change strategy, starting with the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. A new study shows the risk they face from climate change.
New research reviewed more than 200 studies, and found the science underpinning artificial refuges — think nest boxes and artificial burrows — must be improved.
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.
Sat-navs could one day warn motorists when they drive through high-risk areas.
Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
Venom, size, and speed: these are the factors that determine which ambush predator will emerge victorious. So let’s look at the strengths of each arachnid.
Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.
Australia has one of the worst track records in the world for species extinctions. The federal government’s proposed changes could weaken our already inadequate environment law.
Audio recordings of the secret lives of the Canada lynx demonstrate the value of technology in monitoring wildlife.
Studying how elephants move can give clues into how they can be better managed to conserve their populations.
The lives of one in ten of Earth’s species are connected to lakes and their tributaries.