For nearly a decade, scientists have used motion-triggered cameras to capture animals living in protected areas around the world. Researchers from the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network have sifted through those pictures, which show that efforts to preserve habitats…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades.
More commonly, aerial drones can be used by governments for spying on enemies. And now in Mexico, they're being used to keep an eye out for and protect unhatched sea turtles. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
By Larisa Epatko
A mostly female anti-poaching unit known as the “Black Mambas” in South Africa won the United Nations’ top environmental prize this week.
By Courtney Flatt, NWPR/EarthFix
Washington and Oregon have imposed rules to make sure that “shed hunters” don’t harm elk and deer. But not everyone follows those rules. Instead, some shed hunters cruelly endanger the health of deer and elk so they can be the…
Rough waters and high winds were complicating efforts to clean up a recent oil spill off the coast of California, state officials said Saturday.
By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. In recent years, the species has experienced…
By Joshua Barajas
After decades of facing extinction and aggressive illegal trade practices, tiger populations in India saw a 30 percent increase since 2001, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters Tuesday.
The Great Elephant census, an ambitious two-year initiative funded by an American philanthropist for $7 million, aims to count all of the elephants on the continent of Africa in order to save the species through conservation efforts. But as elephant…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
In a standoff with a rattlesnake, the California ground squirrel stares down its opponent. It might kick sand at the snake, whipping its fuzzy tail back and forth in a “come and get me” taunt. The snake lounges and the…
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