Developing countries suffer the most in the conflict between large carnivores and humans. We need better financial incentives for these communities to make sure these iconic predators are protected.
New research studies the factors that determine whether large carnivore reintroductions will be a success.
The findings suggest we weren’t the first advanced carnivore among the hominins, as has been previously assumed.
As omnivores, humans can choose to not consume any animal products. But what happens when we feed a vegan diet to our carnivore companions?
Polar bears and wolves may get the glory, but small predators like weasels, foxes and their cousins play outsized ecological roles. And many of these species are declining fast.
We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
The fossilised seal traces date back about 75,000 years.
A species that is an “apex” predator in one environment won’t necessarily remain so in another.
The first sabre-toothed cat-like predator was not much larger than a bobcat, but it had long teeth and a strong jaw to cut through thick skin.
African wild dogs are used to evading hyenas and lions. Genetic research suggests they are using the same strengths to get around human development as well.
One in 200 jaguars are likely to be affected by dams, versus one in five tigers.
A farming community in north-west Spain may hold the answer to coexistence with wild carnivores.
The researchers found tooth shape varied, depending on the types of food a carnivore regularly bites into – in much the same way we choose a kitchen knife depending on what we’re cutting up.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
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.
Pandas have done more to raise awareness of biodiversity loss than any other species. But they may not be good at stopping it themselves.
The invasive species was likely brought to Australia unintentionally by ship. Now found in every state and territory, the wasps are decimating our ecosystems.
An animal’s poop may seem like something to avoid, but it’s full of information about the creature that left it there.
The world is coming round to meat alternatives, but we need to speed the process up for the sake of the environment.
Denisova Cave in Siberia has a rich fossil history of early humans - and deposits of droppings from hyenas, wolves and even bears, according to a new analysis of the cave’s dirt floor.