Ecosystems

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in DRC

Joël Meriko Ari and Gerome Bolimola Afokao discovered a group of men with a freshly slaughtered elephant carcass. The rangers leave behind 11 children<p>Elephant poachers have killed two wildlife rangers in a shootout in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports …

Africa

It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct

The Hawaiian monk seal is a loveable creature. The 600-pound warm-water mammal spends most of its time flopping in the shore break, roughhousing with mates, and lazing about in the sun. Blogs like MonkSealMania are repositories of photos of the endangered animals sleeping in improbable positions. …

Endangered Species

Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate.<p>"I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me," reads his profile. "I perform well …

Africa

Threatened road verges keep rare wildflowers from extinction, says charity

Long disregarded as insignificant, roadside verges are helping some of the rarest wildflowers in the UK survive, according to a new study by conservation charity Plantlife. But these verges are also under threat.<p>Mostly glimpsed flashing by in wing mirrors, road verges don't usually garner much …

Biodiversity

The first permanent Hedgehog Street garden in the UK has been unveiled

The Hedgehog Street garden is making a very important statement about wildlife and the future of hedgehogs.<p><b>The first permanent Hedgehog Street garden</b> …

Landscaping

Gujarat tourism’s Wild Ass advertisement continues to be controversial

An uninspired and insensitive campaign message.<p>Remember this ad?<p>Now, imagine getting your pleasure from racing with endangered species. That’s what …

Sun bear injured by poacher's snare stages remarkable recovery

KOTA KINABALU: A sun bear caught by a poacher's snare and left injured three weeks ago, was successfully treated and released back into the wild …

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm.<p>The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was …

Conservation

Trump to Launch Unprecedented Attack on National Monuments

For Immediate Release, April 24, 2017<p>Trump to Launch Unprecedented Attack on National Monuments<p><i>1 Billion Acres of Natural Wonders at Risk on Public</i> …

National Parks

Giraffe Populations Are Dwindling – Urge the U.S. Department of the Interior to Protect Them!

With their incredibly long necks, tall stature and angular spotting, giraffes are certainly unique in the animal world, and it would be a serious …

Veganism

Nature Trust looks to acquire Okanagan property for bighorn sheep

87.5 acre privately-owned property located on east side of Skaha Lake an important lambing location<p>The B.C. conservation group, Nature Trust, wants …

British Columbia

Ex-child soldier wins environment prize

<b>An ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching has been given a prestigious award.</b><p>The Goldman prize for park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, honours "environmental defenders" worldwide.<p>It comes as new …

Environment

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo's wildlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."<p>"Even if I or …

Astronomy

1Frame4Nature | Clay Bolt

<i>What YOU Can Do:</i><p>Watch A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee by Clay Bolt and get inspired to help protect bumble bees and other native pollinators in your own community!<br>• What can you do in your backyard to make a difference? Plant native wildlflowers in your backyard, …

Bees

New Zealand's Dirty Little Secret

<b>*Co-authored with Bill Benfield, author and resident of the North Island of New Zealand</b><p>New Zealand’s image to the world is one of unspoiled paradise. Stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, unspoiled national parks, and a brilliant “100% Pure” advertising campaign attracts travelers from …

Wildlife

Awe-inspiring World Heritage Sites you must visit on your next trip

Your holiday time is precious – why not invest it in a once-in-a-lifetime experience? If you’re looking to make your next break a real show stopper – …

National Parks

Mountain lion DNA found at Pescadero home where dog was snatched from bedroom

A DNA test has confirmed that a mountain lion was in the Pescadero home where a small dog was taken on April 17.<p>The California Department of Fish and Wildlife tested a blood sample found in the home and announced Monday that the sample was a positive match for mountain lion blood.<p>"Forensic analysis …

Wildlife

Kuki Gallmann Interview - Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

<i>Over the weekend, conservationist, author, and Italian aristocrat Kuki Gallmann was shot</i> <i>on her ranch in northern Kenya by a group of armed raiders.</i> …

Africa

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance at Tribeca Film Festival

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on …

Hillary Clinton

Missouri: Improvement in efforts to eradicate feral hogs

Efforts to eradicate feral hogs from Missouri are improving, thanks to better techniques, more resources and the use of aerial hunting, a state …

Wildlife

Calgary Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Centre moving to new home

Whooping cranes, sage grouse and the world’s only breed of wild horses will have more room to roam as the Calgary Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Centre …

Wildlife

9 incredible ways we're using drones for social good

When it comes to alleviating some of the world's most pressing problems, perhaps we should look to the skies.<p>The word "drone" might inspire images of counterterrorism strikes and the future of package delivery. But quadcopters and other autonomous flying vehicles are revolutionizing the ways we …

Drones

Why is the illicit rhino horn trade escalating?

Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.<p>In South Africa, domestic trade of rhinoceros horn, forbidden since …

Conservation

Scientists: Border wall could be 'catastrophic' for endangered species

As scientists take to the streets on Earth Day in a "global show of support for science," two scientists are calling the Trump administration's proposed border wall potentially "catastrophic" for endangered species.<p>Bob Dreher, the senior vice president of the Defenders of Wildlife's conservation …

Cartels

Trump’s Border Wall ‘Catastrophic’ for Environment, Endangered Species: Activists

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The promise of a "big, beautiful wall" along America's southern border was a cornerstone of President Donald Trump's campaign. From the moment he announced it during his candidacy kickoff address in June 2015, the proposal was hit with charges of racism and questions of …

News

Precious land

The University of Miami sold off a parcel of land in southwest Miami-Dade that is critical wildlife habitat and, quite possibly, the last parcel of …

Opinion

C-Boy, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, 2012

Aperture is pleased to release these stunning limited-edition prints by Michael “Nick” Nichols, the acclaimed <i>National Geographic</i> photographer. These …

Photography

Court established by NPA to focus on rhino poaching

JOHANNESBURG - The Environmental Affairs Department says the establishment of a court focusing on rhino poaching will accelerate the turnaround time …

Kruger National Park

Earth Day 2017: Here are the five environmental fights we've already lost

The signs of struggle are all apparent on Mother Nature's face. The Earth is gasping for air in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, crying out as …

Climate Change

River rangers cast a line for anti-poaching success

MASSINGIR – Poacher alert! PAMS Foundation is bringing its anti-poaching expertise to the Olifants River and the waters of the Massingir …

Conservation