Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act
Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis - but we know very little about what will actually protect them
Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.
Tags: conservation animals primates research endangered-species monkeys gorillas orangutans mountain-gorillas conservationists
Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity indigenous-peoples endangered-species ecosystems wildlife-corridors earth-observation sixth-mass-extinction paris-climate-accord monitoring connectivity
A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution animal-welfare endangered-species veterinary-medicine florida plastic-waste ocean-plastic plastic-bags sea-turtles sargasso-sea
The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: wildlife-conservation alaska oil trump-administration endangered-species us-history us-energy-policy oil-and-gas-industry national-wildlife-refuge anwr oil-and-gas-exploration environmental-movement
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.
Tags: food extinction frogs regulation endangered-species amphibians hunting turkey
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
April 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: china india infrastructure wildlife wildlife-conservation endangered-species tigers planning asia poaching habitat roads wildlife-corridors habitat-fragmentation belt-and-road-initiative
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
April 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: reproduction conservation sharks wildlife scientists-at-work oceans marine-biology tagging endangered-species tiger-sharks women-scientists satellite-data the-bahamas
The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it
Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
March 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 china coronavirus-2020 viruses wildlife illegal-wildlife-trade global-pandemic endangered-species bushmeat wildlife-trade wildlife-trafficking
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