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62 Military Bases are Being Turned Into Wildlife Reserves in Germany

That's the equivilant of 42,000 soccer fields<p>Soon, some of Germany's previous no-go zones will become home to some of the region's threatened …

Do Killer Grizzlies Deserve Death?

Federal officials defied their own rules in killing the mother bear behind this month’s Yellowstone tragedy. The lives of the endangered species are …

Rare nautilus seen for first time in 30 years

Biologist Peter Ward returned earlier this month from the South Pacific with news that he had encountered an old friend he hadn’t seen in more than …

11 Species Surprisingly Close to Extinction

When we think of animals that are in trouble, we imagine exotic creatures from far-flung places, animals we'd only see in nature documentaries. Yet a …

Crime Blotter: Rhino Horn, Lion Claws, a Gazelle, and More

Wildlife Watch<p>A weekly roundup of wildlife crimes.<p>Every Sunday, Wildlife Watch notes some of the previous week’s wildlife crime busts and convictions around the world.<p><b>GAZELLE AND BIRD POACHING:</b> Police in the Persian Gulf state of Oman arrested seven people accused of poaching wildlife, reports <i>Gulf</i> …

Lions Have a New Guardian: The U.S. Government

Changing Planet<p>“The lion is one of the planet’s most beloved species and an irreplaceable part of our shared global heritage. If we want to ensure that healthy lion populations continue to roam the African savannas and forests of India, it’s up to all of us – not just the people of Africa and India …

Top 15 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2015

Wildlife<p>Overfishing, climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution remain major threats to the world’s ocean. But amidst all that there is some seriously good ocean conservation news worth celebrating. So, to continue the tradition started last year with listing 14 Ocean Conservation Wins of …

Recycling Christmas Trees Rebuilds Local Fish Habitat

Christmas trees discarded after the holidays find new purpose in various cities--whether they're ground up for gardening mulch or used to build up …

The warming Arctic

Remote but not isolated<p>By Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Chief Scientist<p>The Arctic may seem like a world away, but dramatic changes are underway that can …

Scientists Find an All-Black, Glowing Shark Species: the Ninja Lanternshark

In the deep waters off the Pacific coast of Central America lurks an all-black, glowing shark that grows to 1.5 feet in length. First collected in …

Illegal pangolin trade in Myanmar booming

<b>Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 31st December 2015</b>—Illegal trade in live pangolins, their meat, and their scales in the Special Development Zone of Mong La, …

Extinction

A Spirit of Hope for Wildlife

Wildlife was given a fighting chance in 2015. Several important actions taken this past year will have a positive effect on wildlife for years to come.<p>Yes, wildlife across the globe faces threats from all angles, including climate change; over-hunting and over-fishing; illegal wildlife trade; and …

This Venomous Snake is the First Animal Suspected to Be Completely Scentless

There are a lot of animals that blend in visually with their environment; there are relatively few that can mask their smell. One exception is the …

Threatened species live in every Australian city - Conservation

The average Australian city is home to 32 threatened species, according to a study recently published in the journal <i>Global Ecology and …

A Tragic Story Emerges From the Frozen North

Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and stunningly beautiful, the polar bear, currently in danger of extinction due to climate change, evokes fascination and awe. They are one of the most iconic and legendary animals to grace this planet. To the Inuit, they are <i>Nanuq</i>, an animal worthy of great respect …

US Army, Air Force, test lasers for high-tech bomb disposal

The U.S. Army and Air Force are harnessing laser technology for bomb disposal in an ambitious project to minimize the risks posed by explosive devices to military personnel.<p>The laser will be used by the military’s mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, reducing the need for disposal …

Taliban attack parliament building in Kabul with suicide car bomb and RPGs

Afghan lawmakers voting on new defence minister forced to evacuate after armed insurgents try to storm building, injuring dozens<p>Two people, including a child, died when Taliban fighters attacked the Afghan parliament building in Kabul, injuring dozens of civilians and forcing lawmakers to evacuate …

Extremism

Inside the Fight to Stop Giraffes’ ‘Silent Extinction’

Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.<p>Giraffe researcher Julian Fennessy recently boarded a helicopter in Ethiopia's Gambella National Park, which borders the turbulent new nation of South Sudan.<p>His …

Watch a largemouth bass vacuum up a goldfish

The same muscles that make bass powerful swimmers let them suck up their dinner.<p>A new study of the fish shows large muscles used for swimming help …