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Protecting the Amazon for Life

It has taken millions of years for the Amazon to evolve into the most biologically diverse place on Earth. In just a tiny fraction of that amount of …

Small Steps to Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is thoughtless. Most of us aren’t even aware of it. When we don’t use what we have, we not only waste food, but we negatively impact …

Thailand Faces Sanctions If It Fails to Stop Ivory Trade

Thailand has until the end of March 2015 to take measures to shut down domestic trade in illegal elephant ivory or it will face trade sanctions under …

Wildlife

Citizen Scientists Saving Snow Leopards

Atop the windy, frozen steppes of Mongolia’s Khar Us Lake National Park, Byambatsooj guides his herd through the rocky canyons of Khovd Aimag’s …

Taking a Stand Against Wildlife Crime

One week ago, I left my family in Virginia to fly to Geneva for the 65th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee where governments would assess the …

Wildlife

Report: US Communities and Wildlife Would Be Affected by Arctic Oil Spill

New research mapping a range of oil spill scenarios in the Canadian Beaufort Sea finds that a spill would likely reach the U.S. shorelines of Alaska …

World Wildlife Fund

Animal Selfies: Wildlife Photographs Taken by Remotely-Activated Camera Traps in India

It seems the selfies fad has spread to the animal kingdom. You could say the animals took the photos themselves, as they were captured by cameras …

Every Cat Counts: Conserving Ocelots on the Border

In South Texas, every ocelot counts. Losing even one can have grave repercussions for the species’ future.<p>The small, spotted cat – twice the size of …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Facebook Video Of Tortoise Set On Fire Prompts Investigation By Florida Wildlife Officials

A video of two women allegedly lighting a small tortoise on fire and killing it led Florida wildlife officials to begin an investigation.<p>The video of the gopher tortoise's abuse began circulating on Facebook on July 15, according to a post by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission on its …

Shenandoah National Park

Efforts to restore peregrine falcons in Shenandoah National Park are meeting with success/USFWS<p>Ongoing efforts to see peregrine falcons soaring above …

The Beauty in Your Backyard

We know how it goes: life gets super hectic with appointments and meetings, and it seems as though there are a million things happening at once. In …

As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

The predators can stay alive on goose eggs and caribou, scientist argues.<p>Here's one possible summer menu for polar bears being forced to stay on land due to a lack of reliable sea ice: 60 snow goose egg clutches, 53 goslings, 63 adult geese, 3 caribou calves, and 3 adult caribou. Garnish with …

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637987_f52220c76969bf6dab76d8a86238d034<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive.<p>Wildfires are raging across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, wreaking havoc on human lives and forcing evacuations from homes. But for some wildlife species that have evolved to live with fire, the scenario is not so …

Microplastics Poses Bigger Threat to Marine Life than Assumed

Many investigations conducted over the years have shown that tiny pieces of plastics that end up on the sea shores poses a grave threat to marine …

Pollution

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

<i>By Douglas Fischer, The Daily Climate</i><p>MISSOULA, Mont. – Starving polar bears, icon of the climate change movement, may be able to adapt to an ice-free …

Global Warming

First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard

A new study reveals that more grizzlies live among Canada's Heiltsuk people than they suspected.<p>Grizzly bears and aboriginal tribes in Canada have lived with each other for thousands of years. But one First Nation tribe, the Heiltsuk of British Columbia, was surprised to discover just how many …

Fox takes a nap on Ottawa city bus

Aww! An employee found this fox snoozing inside an Ottawa city bus on Sunday morning, July 20.<p>This little fox was found sleeping on one of the back …

Pandas search high and low to get their fill of different bamboos

Pandas may have been unfairly maligned over their seemingly futile devotion to bamboo. Research has found that the animals switch between species of the plant to reproduce.<p>A six-year study has found that pandas migrate relatively long distances to eat different parts of two bamboo species – arrow …

Polarized light helps not-so-blind bats find their way at dusk

Bats are famous for using echolocation to navigate in the dark of night--sending sound into the environment and using the resulting echoes to locate prey and avoid obstacles.<p>But echolocation only works in a limited range, between 16 and 160 feet. For longer-term navigation bats must rely on a suite …

Lifeform of the week: Sea stars

You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.<p>I’m not sure exactly when starfish began insisting on being called “sea stars”, but somewhere …

Zoology

Vote for the 2014 People’s Choice Award

Ajay Parmar’s photo of a striped hyena in India’s Velavadar National Park won the 2012 People’s Choice Award.<p>Well, the 2014 <i>National Wildlife</i> Photo …

Bald Eagles Thrive at Quantico

<b>QUANTICO, Va. —</b> The bald eagle was chosen as the United States’ emblem, a symbol of strength, majesty and freedom, in 1787, but its relationship with …

Not found

Glendale switches rat poisons to reduce risk to urban wildlife

Months after a photo showed a once-majestic looking mountain lion ravaged by a case of mange in Griffith Park, adjacent Glendale is ditching the kind of rat poison linked to the famous cat's condition.<p>The mountain lion, known as P-22, gained widespread attention earlier this year when a …

Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery

<b>New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.</b><p>Ecologists say the shortage of wild animals means that in many countries more labour is now needed to find food.<p>Children are often used to fill this need for cheap workers, …

Conservation

Associated Press News