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What Happens If We Throw an Elephant From a Skyscraper? Life & Size 1

Ask Me Anything: Instructors Accepting Questions!

Actually, no, they would never do that. No venue could bring these people together.<p>And yet, each of these people has stood before the IamA …

Employment

OWS Podcast

<b>EPISODE 1: ANDEAN BEARS</b><p>From small stories to the bigger picture, the brand new One World Science podcast explores the natural world and the many ways …

Wildlife

Low-tech challenges to high-tech forest monitoring: lessons from Ugandan parks

• <i>Remote sensing technology can provide useful intelligence to park managers but must be combined with an understanding of its limitations, as well as</i> …

Wildlife

Scientists combine crowd-sourced field observations with land-use and climate models to identify steps for migratory bird protection

• <i>Scientists used crowd-sourced data from the eBird platform to model how the distributions of 21 migratory bird species change throughout the year and</i> …

Birds

App combines computer vision and crowdsourcing to explore Earth’s biodiversity, one photo at a time

• <i>The nearly 500,000 users in the iNaturalist network have uploaded over 6.5 million photo observations of more than 120,000 species of plants,</i> …

Nature

Audio: Technologies that boost conservation efforts right now and in the future

• <i>On this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we take a look at the role technology is playing — and might play in the future — in conservation</i> …

Conservation

Spot the pattern: Whisker-prints and citizen science

• <i>University of Manitoba researchers are pioneering the use of whisker pattern analysis software to identify and track polar bears in Canada.</i>• <i><br>Whisker</i> …

Biological Species

South America’s adorable Andean bear

• <i>This photo essay comes via Mongabay’s partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wild View blog.</i>• <i><br>Once a month we’ll publish a contribution</i> …

Wildlife

Does forest certification really work?

Some results were negative or mixed: the workforce in both certified and non-certified forests was heavily imbalanced in favor of men, with women …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes?

• <i>The Javan rhinoceros has been reduced to a single population of around 60 individuals in an area prone to natural disasters.</i>• <i><br>Although the entire</i> …

Wildlife

Snow leopards no longer ‘endangered,’ but still in decline and in need of urgent conservation measures

• <i>The snow leopard, which has been listed on the IUCN Red List as Endangered since 1986, recently had its threat status downgraded to</i> …

Wildlife

Giant tree-dwelling rat discovered in the Solomon Islands

• <i>The Uromys vika is the first new rodent species to be described from the Solomon Islands in 80 years.</i>• <i><br>The elusive rat was finally discovered when an</i> …

Ecology

Audio: A rare earth mine in Madagascar triggers concerns for locals and lemurs

• <i>Our first guest on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast is Eddie Carver, a Mongabay contributor based in Madagascar who recently wrote a report</i> …

Rare Earth

Hatchlings boost hope for extremely rare duck

• <i>WCS has filmed three white-winged ducklings leaving a tree-hollow in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS), Cambodia.</i>• <i><br>The mother duck had herself</i> …

Wildlife

Rethinking camera traps for the small, fast, and elusive

• <i>To solve the logistical challenge of filming hummingbirds, researchers have developed a mechanical camera trap trigger system that separates the</i> …

Camera Traps

year period

• <i>Between January 2014 and December 2015, scientists described 381 new species of wildlife from the Amazon in peer-reviewed scientific journals, a new</i> …

Ecology

Indonesia abuzz over possible finding of extinct tiger

• <i>Park rangers in Java photographed a big cat that resembled the Javan tiger which was officially declared extinct in 2003.</i>• <i><br>The finding prompted</i> …

Wildlife

Stalking snow leopards: Q&A with the director of “Ghost of the Mountains”

• <i>In spring 2014 a crew of filmmakers ventured to the remote mountains of Sanjiangyuan in China’s western province of Qinghai to film the notoriously</i> …

Wildlife

How much of a shock can an electric eel deliver? A scientist just found out first-hand

• <i>Last year, Kenneth Catania, a professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, was able to corroborate a centuries-old story</i> …

Biology

Camera traps capture ‘fantastically bizarre’ animal behavior in South African park

<i>Cat-like genet spends many evenings riding buffalo, rhinos</i><p>Cowbirds ride cattle to pick off their parasites; egrets pal around with wildebeest and eat …

USAID Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge awards Acceleration Prizes for rapid tech developments

• <i>The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge announced three winners of a $100,000 Acceleration Prize for rapid progress in developing a wildlife crime solution</i> …

Wildlife

Even as Trump and Modi clash on energy, India and U.S. are partnering

• <i>In the past, and under Pres. Trump and Prime Minister Modi, the U.S. and India have often been at odds environmentally, especially regarding climate</i> …

Climate

Gold mining revs up, eats away more Peruvian rainforest

• <i>Unregulated gold mining expansion spurred by an insatiable international demand is quickening its pace up rivers and through once-primary rainforest</i> …

Environment

Jackie Chan joins fight to save endangered pangolin

<b>Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan is taking part in a campaign against consuming endangered pangolins, as Malaysia takes steps to ban the hunting of the animal.</b><p>The Rush Hour star appears in a video where he trains a trio of pangolins to use kung fu to defend themselves, while urging viewers …

The dark side of the elephant ride business

Elephants may look regal but their feet can reveal clues about mistreatment according to Swiss-based filmmaker and activist Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky. …

European News

The right to roam: elephant encounters at a wildlife corridor

I had been in Assam for almost a week, working hard with the Landscape team, when we decided to head towards Kaziranga National Park on the off …