In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

Frequent patrols in Uganda’s Kibale National Park are credited with helping reduce the risk of the resident chimpanzees falling victim to the snare traps set by poachers targeting bushmeat. While chimpanzees aren’t typically eaten here as bushmeat, the indiscriminate nature of the traps means they still risk being killed or severely maimed. A booming human […]

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Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry

Gorongosa National Park is reforesting itself with the help of shade-grown coffee and other agroforestry crops. Marketed internationally, Gorongosa Coffee and other related ventures employ many local and indigenous people via this regenerative form of agriculture. The park’s plantings are beneficial to wildlife, too: in addition to birds that frequently visit the agroforests, these plots […]

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Monkey study suggests that they, like humans, may have ‘self-domesticated’

It’s not a coincidence that dogs are cuter than wolves, or that goats at a petting zoo have shorter horns and friendlier demeanors than their wild ancestors. Scientists call this “domestication syndrome” — the idea that breeding out aggression inadvertently leads to physical changes, including floppier ears, shorter muzzles and snouts, curlier tails, paler fur, […]

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Community Conservation Workshop Goes Online

The Snow Leopard Trust and its partners have engaged with local communities in key snow leopard habitats of Central Asia for nearly four decades, working toward conservation solutions that benefit both people and wildlife. In his book The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation, Snow Leopard Trust’s Executive Director, Dr. Charu Mishra, distills our experiences into a […]

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Some birds leave no one behind — they share their food with those less fortunate

Helping others is a key feature of human behavior but it’s not necessarily something exclusive to humans, according to a new study. Researchers found birds care about the fate of conspecific birds, noticing how much food others have and sharing theirs with individuals that are going hungry. Food-sharing observed among humans in daily-life events such […]

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World Migratory Bird Day: A closer look into the movements of the Egyptian Vulture — Europe’s only long-distance migratory vulture

On this World Migratory Bird Day, we will take a closer look into the migratory journeys of Egyptian Vultures originating from different regions and countries, and of different backgrounds — some are captive-bred, some wild-hatched and others spent their first years in rehabilitation. Egyptian Vulture migration Every year, during the end of summer and start […]

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