For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: livestock ranchers endangered-species colorado human-wildlife-conflict hunting wolves carnivores apex-predators us-west us-elections-2020 referendum ecological-restoration
Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management
Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: food extinction frogs regulation endangered-species amphibians hunting turkey
Before fur traders decimated sea otters, ancestors of at least one Alaskan indigenous group hunted them for their pelts, not food, researchers say.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation alaska indigenous-people hunting earth-and-environment otters
Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.
April 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: conservation endangered-species cats west-africa hunting featured earth-and-environment predators national-parks
Illegal wildlife trafficking and the demand for animal parts rose in the United States between 1979 and 2014, researchers find.
March 3, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: conservation pets endangered-species hunting featured society-and-culture earth-and-environment crimes
A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.
Dec. 13, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: dna evolution genetics genome birds spain extinction animals united-states wildlife hunting catalonia
Icelandic Medieval literature, in addition to ancient DNA and carbon dating, tell the likely story of how Iceland lost its unique walrus population.
Sept. 16, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: history extinction oceans iceland hunting earth-and-environment
The tiny stone tools of our prehistoric ancestors were like the disposable razor blades or paperclips of today—pervasive, easy to make, and easily replaced.
March 19, 2019 • ~11 min
Tags: stone hunting featured science-and-technology weapons hands stone-tools
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