A large African male lion in a game reserve at night.
Bans on importing hunting trophies risk harming, not helping, endangered species.
Women displaced from rural villages in the Anglophone region gather to wash clothes in a stream.
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Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis could escalate into a complex disaster emergency with dire environmental consequences.
A coyote on a golf course in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 19, 2011.
Urban coyotes prey on rodents and spread plant seeds. It’s OK to observe them from a distance, but then you should chase them off.
African penguins end up “parroting” each other’s voices.
You can tell how close penguins are to each other by how similar their voices are.
Double-lane freeways can act as lethal walls to wildlife. We found underpasses work well to give animals safe crossing.
Sindhi cattle near Amazon rainforest:
flexitarian diets could feed the growing world population without further encroaching onto wild habitat.
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Infectious diseases originating in wild animals are high and may be increasing. This is a sign that ecosystem degradation is undermining the planet’s capacity to sustain human wellbeing.
Protests in Nairobi as Maasai activists deliver a petition to the Tanzania High Commission, in Kenya, 17 June 2022.
Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
A giraffe lies dead in the road near Matanaha village on December 9, 2021 in Wajir County, Kenya.
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Many wildlife species face an uncertain future due to recurring, severe drought.
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If you’re hot, so are your four-legged neighbours.
A study showed that an endangered population of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River had one of the world’s highest concentrations of the flame retardant, PBDE, in their blubber.
Flame retardants are added to consumer products — and end up in the environment and harming aquatic wildlife.
Caracals feed mainly on native, wild species.
Caracals that hunt closer to urban areas where human population density is higher, have higher levels of chemicals in their systems.
Heatwaves can leave you desperate to cool down.
Heatwaves can leave you in a sticky situation.
Many people can’t get by without the buzz from their daily coffee habit.
Tropical forest covers 12% of the planet’s land surface yet hosts around two thirds of all terrestrial species. Amazonia, which spans the vast Amazon River basin and the Guiana Shield in South America…
Species will endure intolerable conditions long after the global average temperature stabilises.
Over the past 25 years, lion numbers have decreased by 43% throughout Africa, as their range has declined by more than 90%.
An Africa-based conservation expert explains why trophy hunting has not delivered for wildlife in most parts of Africa, and that local communities benefit next to nothing from its continued practice
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Two new studies reveal fascinating new information about why some animals are able to live so long. Let me introduce you to five animals who lived over a century, and their remarkable lives.
A group of female eider ducks with one male.
The common eider nests in colonies on islands of the St. Lawrence estuary. The down that the female duck takes to fill her nest has exceptional insulating properties.
Female white-tailed deer at sunrise.
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A deadly neurological infection, chronic wasting disease, has been detected in deer, elk and moose in 30 states and four Canadian provinces. Human risk is low, but hunters need to take precautions.
Photographing a bear in Yellowstone National Park at a distance the National Park Service calls safe – at least 100 yards from a predator.
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The recent goring of a tourist who approached within 10 feet of a bison in Yellowstone National Park is a reminder that wild animals can be dangerous and people should keep safe distances.