habitat loss


This Is How Quickly We're Killing the Planet

One million of the planet’s nearly 9 million species are facing extinction within decades, a new U.N. report says.


Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.


Sixty Percent of the World’s Primates Are Threatened with Extinction

A study authored by 31 leading experts details all the ways we’re putting our closest relatives at risk.


Why Green Bean Casserole Is Killing Off Rhinos

The creamy, bubbly casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, but those French-fried onions on top—as well as a whole host of other supermarket foods—are full of wildlife-endangering palm oil.


Can the Endangered Species Act Adapt to Climate Change?

If threatened species are going to survive climate change, so must the Endangered Species Act.


If We Can't Save Pandas, We Can't Save Anything

People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.


Who Killed the Venus Flytrap?

In the public consciousness, the Venus flytrap is prolific. But in the wild, it's disappearing.


The Monarch Butterfly Might Soon Be Listed As An Endangered Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.


Reindeer Populations Are Declining Worldwide — And It's Mostly Our Fault

Poachers, predators, tourists, and climate change are causing havoc for the iconic holiday animal, but conservationists say better habitat preservation strategies on the regional and national levels might help stem the loss.


Two of Your Favorite Big Cats Are Probably Going to Be Extinct Soon

Lions and tigers are even more beleaguered than you thought they were.


Don't Blame Killer Cats for the Decline in Birds

We're the ones destroying their habitats, and it'll take more than a bell on a collar to fix the damage.