Rediscovery of ‘lost’ caiman leads to new crocodylian mystery

Colombian Biologist Sergio Balaguera-Reina Works with Indigenous Community to Advance Critical Understanding of Colombia’s Caiman Species For Colombian conservation biologist Sergio Balaguera-Reina, very few experiences are as beautiful as seeing baby crocodylians hatching, stretching their tiny legs and pushing their way mightily into the world. This is especially true when those babies belong to a […]

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Feral horses gallop to the rescue of butterflies in distress

By Nanticha Ocharoenchai In the Czech Republic, horses have become the knights in shining armor. A study published in the Journal for Nature Conservation suggests that returning feral horses to grasslands in Podyjí National Park could help boost the numbers of several threatened butterfly species. In 2017, wildlife organizations laid out their plan to introduce Exmoor ponies (Equus ferus caballus) to […]

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Virunga’s mountain gorilla population is growing. Can tourism help sustain it long-term?

Protecting the park for its Mountain Gorillas, Biodiversity and Local Communities In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the slopes of an active volcano traversed by armed groups with shifting territories and alliances, a remarkable conservation success story is underway. Last year, the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) was “downlisted” from Critically Endangered to […]

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The real David Attenborough

In the late 1980s, a meeting was convened at the BBC studios on Whiteladies Road in Bristol. Its participants – mainly amiable former public schoolboys named Mike – discussed the imminent retirement of a grey-haired freelancer, who had been working with the BBC for almost four decades. “We need to think about who is going […]

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