A new study looks back into history to assess human impacts on the range of Asian elephants and finds sharp decline starting several centuries ago.
Less than a century ago, Colorado hunted, trapped and poisoned all the wolves within its borders. Today it’s restoring them – a change that reflects a profound shift in human thinking.
Human-wildlife conflict can undermine public support for conservation.
Governments, scientists and conservation groups are working to protect 30% of Earth’s land and water for nature by 2030. Two scientists explain why scale matters for reaching that goal.
Conservation that places less emphasis on who may or may not use a piece of land could result in better outcomes for people and wildlife.
A study of tweets posted in 2019 found that tweets about elephant conservation didn’t align with the actual greatest threats to the animals, creating the risk that funding could be misdirected.
New research documented 50 different ways Sydneysiders tried to stop sulphur-crested cockatoos opening their bins, from rubber snakes to custom locks. Humans didn’t always win.
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.
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.
This was the first national DNA-based assessment of any free-ranging large mammal in Africa.
Wolves killing livestock are seizing an opportunity for a meal in a landscape with little natural prey.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
It’s usually good news when a once-scarce species starts to recover – unless it starts getting in humans’ way. An ecologist explains how science can help predict unwelcome encounters.
A farming community in north-west Spain may hold the answer to coexistence with wild carnivores.
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.
Crop raiding is happening more often in the Masai Mara, in different places and at different times of the year.
India’s last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?
Lethal methods and relocation aren’t effective, sustainable or humane approaches to human-wildlife conflicts.
For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they’ve been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Many carnivores are ambush predators. Being seen by their prey can lead to them abandoning the hunt.