wildlife

The Long-Lasting Impact of Wildfires on Wildlife, WWF Explains
The Long-Lasting Impact of Wildfires on Wildlife, WWF Explains

 

The population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have seen an average drop of 68% since 1970, according to a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released on Wednesday, Sept. 9. NATURE spoke with Dr. Nikhil Advani, WWF's Director of Climate, Communities and Wildlife, about this ...

Project Noah | Nature Nation
Project Noah | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. Project Noah, originally launched out of New York University, is this week's featured organization.

Project Noah is where wildlife photography meets citizen science. Their mission is to improve methods of preserving biodiversity and collecting ...

Siberian Tiger Saviors: Meet The Team Helping Tigers ‘Claw Back’
Siberian Tiger Saviors: Meet The Team Helping Tigers ‘Claw Back’

In honor of International Tiger Day, July 29th, we're featuring a short film entitled, "Tigers: Clawing Back" which focuses on a group of filmmakers and conservationists attempting to answer the question: what does the future hold for one of the largest cats on earth? NATURE caught up with the featured ...

Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19
Elephants, Ivory and COVID-19

This piece comes to us from Tim R.B. Davenport, Director of Species Conservation for Africa at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

I have spent the last four months at home in Arusha, northern Tanzania, isolating as much as possible from the health risks of COVID-19. As Director of Species Conservation for Africa ...

COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?
COVID-19: A Catastrophe or Opportunity for Pangolin Conservation?

This piece comes to us from Charles Emogor, who worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Nigeria as part of the Conservation Leadership Program before moving on to get his PhD, for which he is continuing his pangolin research in Nigeria.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, pangolins have been making headlines. ...

Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week
Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week

Wildlife filmmaker Julian Victor hails from the urban jungle of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Black AF in STEM community last year, and participated in the first ever Black Birders Week.

As #BlackBirdersWeek began trending on social media, Victor said that seeing the movement go viral was like “watching lightning in ...

What’s Next for Black AF in STEM?
What’s Next for Black AF in STEM?

Last week, Black researchers and avian enthusiasts flocked to social media to participate in the first ever Black Birders Week (May 31-June 5). “Growing up, there weren’t many outlets showing diversity, so I was only able to be inspired by white conservationists and naturalists,” said Tolga Aktas, a conservation biologist ...

One Way to Prevent Epidemics: Monitoring Wildlife Mortality
One Way to Prevent Epidemics: Monitoring Wildlife Mortality

This piece comes to us from Dr. Alain Ondzie, who leads the Wildlife Health Program for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Congo.

The current COVID-19 outbreak reminds us that zoonotic viruses can lead to the loss of many human lives and can bring populations of already threatened wildlife species to the brink ...