Biodiversity

Orphan Baby Orangutans Are Rescued and Taught Wilderness Survival Skills at Special School

When we first heard about a school for orphan orangutans in Borneo, admittedly a Disney-fied, great apes version of <i>Annie</i> was the initial vision in …

Orangutans

Police sleuths to check forest encroachments

In the first ever video conference with the district-level Police and Forest officials, Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy called for more …

Forests

Protecting the cotton-top tamarin and its Colombian habitat

The cotton-top tamarin is famous for its distinctive appearance but the animal is under threat. A long-running project aims to save it and its …

Primates

Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

For the first time in 40 years, there are Oregon silverspot butterflies on Saddle Mountain.<p>With Tupperware full of caterpillars loaded painstakingly …

Oregon

Lake Tuz Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA)

Justification of Outstanding Universal Value<p>Countless number of waterfowl bird species nesting and wintering in its large habitats over the lake and …

Habitats

Study shows 5,000 percent increase in native trees on rat-free Palmyra Atoll

New research demonstrates strong positive benefit to native trees following invasive species removal<p>New research published in <i>PLOS ONE</i> this week …

Biological Species

States versus feds: Mexican gray wolf at center of endangered species debate

Growing up on a cattle ranch in northern Arizona, Ethan Lane recalls the Mexican gray wolves that would regularly prey on his livestock.<p>“These wolves …

Wildlife

300+ Mammal Species Could Still Be Discovered, Scientists Say

By Sara Novak<p>You can't protect an animal that you don't know exists. Tapanuli orangutans, for example, are found only in the Tapanuli region of …

Biological Species

What lies beneath: Protected habitats under pressure

Much of Ireland is blessed with an idyllic-looking landscape but our 'protected' regions are in fact under intense pressure for a range of …

Habitats

Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss

Investments designed to prevent massive carbon losses from the world's tropical forests are likely to be least effective for biodiversity in the most …

Biological Species

Phylogenomics of montane frogs of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is consistent with isolation in sky islands followed by climatic stability | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Despite encompassing a relatively small geographical area, montane regions harbour disproportionately high levels of species diversity and endemism. …

Biological Species

Study: Indigenous peoples own or manage at least one quarter of world's land surface

Authors say Indigenous Peoples are key to maintaining biodiversity and ecologically valuable landscapes<p>NEW YORK (JULY 16, 2018) - Indigenous Peoples …

Conservation

Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act

Federal lawmakers are making a move to change the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, members of the U.S. House announced legislation they say will …

Endangered Species

Studies downplay threat that dams pose to primates in Guinea and Indonesia, critics say

A pair of proposed hydroelectric dams that will encroach on the habitats of critically endangered primates—in Guinea and Indonesia—are receiving …

Science

The U.S. Biodiversity Crisis

A surprising number and variety of North American wildlife species are quietly disappearing<p>Paul Tolmé<br>• Conservation<br>• Jan 30, 2017<p>An eastern towhee faces …

Biological Species

500 Threatened Butterfly Caterpillars Released On Saddle Mountain

The Oregon silverspot butterfly was listed as threatened in 1980 and have only declined in number since.<p>ACROSS OREGON - <b>From Oregon Parks & Recreation</b> …

Caterpillars

Satellite tech offers near real-time view of deforestation -researchers

"Most tropical countries now cannot say, 'well we didn't have the information, or we didn't have the information on time'"<p>LIMA, June 28 (Reuters) - …

Biological Species

Hessarghatta grassland still awaiting protection

Around five years ago, a grand plan was mooted to save the city’s last big grassland patch: Hessarghatta. The bone-dry lake and its environs have …

Biological Species

Flying into trouble: Harrier birds decline as grasslands disappear

Harrier birds, a migratory raptor species that regularly visits vast swathes of India, are declining. This may foretell lurking dangers to the …

Birds

Indigenous Science Conversations in National Science Week

This National Science Week please join Indigenous researchers and advisors of the National Environmental Science Program at Questacon in Canberra for …

Ecology

The vital work Taronga and Western Plains Zoos do for species at risk

Even in an era of ubiquitous screens and the availability of 24 hour digital entertainment there is a unique pleasure to be found in visiting Taronga …

Habitats

House Republicans Launch Extinction Bills to Cripple Endangered Species Act

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday a series of bills aimed at profoundly gutting the Endangered Species Act, …

Biological Species

Grim space photo shows the horror of demolishing forests

While orbiting some 250 miles above Madagascar this week, International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold captured a grim picture of the island's …

Science

Michigan's most endangered species nears extinction in Oakland County

At an idyllic, quiet, tranquil patch of fen and prairie in Oakland County's Springfield Township, a tragedy is unfolding.<p>It's there that Michigan's …

Detroit

Sumatran elephant 'poisoned' in Indonesia palm plantation

BANDA ACEH: A critically endangered elephant has been found dead in a palm oil plantation on Indonesia's Sumatra island in what is suspected to be a …

Biological Species

Bill proposed to keep invasive species from Great Lakes

A proposed federal law would broaden the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's powers to regulate nonnative species and keep them from being imported or …

Biological Species

A tribe protecting wildlife in the Amazon

In Ecuador, the giant river otter´s conservation status is categorized as Critically Endangered after decades of indiscriminate hunting. One of the …

South America

Broadback Forest, home to last old-growth trees, threatened with logging, Waswanipi nation says

A Cree First Nation and a conservation group are pressing Quebec to protect one of the last wilderness areas in the province’s boreal forest, amid fears that logging is increasingly threatening traditional Indigenous hunting and fishing grounds.<p>The Waswanipi nation in northern Quebec says the …

Canadian News

Newsletter

NEWS<p>The Cerrado is the most threatened biome in Brazil, environmentalists proclaim.<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

Biological Species

Iowa farmers play crucial role in monarch butterflies' survival

Growing up in eastern Iowa, Rob Stout spent his summers pulling milkweed from his family's soybean fields.<p>Now he's planting it, along with …

Biological Species