How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk

Rare wolves are two unique species — and this fact might save them both

Critically endangered kākāpō – the world’s fattest parrot – has record breeding season

Mangroves, mullets, humpback whales: 3 new science stories you should know about

Sharing An Apple a Day Keeps the…Poaching Away

How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture

How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture

Shared knowledge is an important currency for humans. It shapes everything from what we eat and how we dress, to how we raise our children. Some things we learn individually, some things we learn socially – from our parents, peers, teachers and the media. But how is shared information important...
Critically endangered kākāpō – the world’s fattest parrot – has record breeding season

Critically endangered kākāpō – the world’s fattest parrot – has record breeding season

The world’s fattest species of parrot has had a record-breaking breeding season in New Zealand, with scientists saying the fortunes of the critically-endangered bird are finally turning around. There are only 147 adult kākāpō alive today, although a few hundred years ago they were one of New Zealand’s most common...
California’s Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump’s War on Wolves

California’s Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump’s War on Wolves

SANTA MONICA, Calif.— The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to end federal wolf protection across the country. “We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration’s assault on wildlife by opposing its move to strip...
Sharing An Apple a Day Keeps the…Poaching Away

Sharing An Apple a Day Keeps the…Poaching Away

During the four months that GWC’s criminologist Dr. Julie Viollaz and her team spent in some of Vietnam’s most remote villages in the Annamite Mountains, one moment in particular stands out: a rural roadside vendor Viollaz had never met beckoned Viollaz over while she was out for a walk and...
How the snailfish survives more than 6 km beneath the surface

How the snailfish survives more than 6 km beneath the surface

You probably wouldn’t think much of a snailfish if you saw it on the surface — but this slimy, inconspicuous fish dominates the deep dark depths of the oceans. The Mariana hadal snailfish photographed immediately after being brought to the deck. Image credits: Shunping He. The Mariana Trench is the...
How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk

How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk

By Mason Adams The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got it pretty good,” he said. A few hundred...
Portugal reaffirms its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning

Portugal reaffirms its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning

As our three day Balkan Vulture Anti-Poisoning workshop with governmental agencies and non-governmental organisation from right across the Balkans came to a close on Wednesday our colleagues from across Portugal signed a new agreement as part of the Antidote Programme reaffirming their commitment to tackling illegal wildlife poisoning in the country. Coming together to...
Why do pets like pats?

Why do pets like pats?

Why do we, too, like pats for that matter? Think it’ll turn into a handsome prince? Image credits Juda / Pixabay. If you happen to have a little, warm ball of fur to call your own back home, you know how much they love to be pet. But why do...