Conservation

Conservation

Mammals Are Dying at an Alarming Rate Even in Unpolluted Forests

Scientists made maps to show how mammals in an intact habitat still face major pressures from human hunters.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.19
crime

Cops Finally Caught a Woman Who Killed Hundreds of Elephants for Their Ivory

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
Motherboard

Someone’s Lost Vacation Photos Turned Up in Leopard Seal Poop

Come get them.
Sarah Emerson
2.5.19
sharks

Famously Huge Great White Shark, ‘Deep Blue,’ Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale in Hawaii

Shark experts were thrilled to see the iconic shark in Hawaii this week.
Sarah Emerson
1.16.19
Motherboard

The 'World's Loneliest Frog' Finally Has a Mate

A male Sehuencas water frog, thought to be the last of his kind, will be bred with a female recently caught in the wild.
Sarah Emerson
1.15.19
government shutdown

The Government Shutdown Has Halted Wildlife Conservation and Research

Between the loss of revenue and the lack of staff, important wildlife conservation work done by the National Park Service has been put in jeopardy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.11.19
dead whales

Rotting Whale Carcasses Are Bringing Risk of Shark Swarms to Australian Coast

The government of Western Australia revealed that a historic number of dead whales littered its beaches this year.
Sarah Emerson
12.14.18
plastic

Billions of Ocean Nanoplastics Can Get Lodged in Sea Creatures in Only a Few Hours

A new study looked at a more realistic concentration level of tiny plastics like the kind we see in the ocean, and found the pieces quickly get lodged in animals’ tissue.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.3.18
Motherboard

The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows

Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.18
cryptids

The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.18
predators

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.18
environment

Environmental Groups Have Sued the Trump Administration 93 Times Since Inauguration

From freedom of information requests to substantial challenges to policies, conservation groups are using legal muscle in a big way.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.18
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