Thursday, March 4, 2021
Written by: Natalie Marchant More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. Now a new smartphone game enables players to support conservation efforts...
Written by: Charlie Gardner, Jake Bicknell, Matthew Struebig, and Zoe Davies It’s tempting to think that our forests would be fine if we could simply stop trees being felled or...
Written by: Kimberly White  Vietnam has taken an important step forward in preventing future pandemics. Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued an extensive directive restricting the wildlife trade.  Effective...
Written by: Kimberly White  The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia has announced a new strategy to aid koala recovery following the bushfires that have razed New South Wales and Queensland. Bushfires have destroyed more...
Written by: Kimberly White The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has reclassified the Mountain Gorilla from “critically endangered” to “endangered.” The status change comes after a survey released...
Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino and elephant populations are on the rise in Tanzania. The population rebound is a result of government efforts to crackdown on poaching and wildlife trafficking. Rhinos...
Written by: Sergio Henriques Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests so, as the researchers link aggressiveness to tropical cyclones, events that are expected to become...
Written by: Kimberly White The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has officially launched the “Ivory Trade is a Rip-off” campaign. The campaign is a reaffirmation of Kenya’s position on the ivory trade and...
Written by: Benjamin Scheele and Claire Foster It started off as an enigma. Biologists at field sites around the world reported that frogs had simply disappeared. Costa Rica, 1987: the golden...
Written by: Kimberly White  Twenty of the world’s leading conservation organizations have joined together to urge the G20 to invest in nature to protect biodiversity in hopes of preventing future zoonotic pandemics. 

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