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China Temporarily Bans Wildlife Trade to Contain Coronavirus Outbreak

Written by: Rhett Butler Conservationists are welcoming news that the Chinese Government has temporarily banned the sale of...

Buy One, Get Fifteen: New Campaign Shines Light on Strict Penalties for Wildlife Crime...

Written by: Kimberly White WildAid and CHANGE are raising awareness of strict penalties for wildlife gifts in Vietnam with...

Filter Feeders Could be Ingesting Hundreds of Microplastic Particles Each Hour

Written by: Mike Gaworecki New research finds that large filter feeders in the waters of Indonesia could be ingesting...

Endangered Mountain Gorilla Population Continues to Rise

Written by: Kimberly White  Mountain gorillas are ending the decade on a positive note. According to a new census,...

Svalbard Reindeer Population on the Rise, study says

Written by: Shreya Dasgupta Reindeer and caribou populations have been declining dramatically over the past few decades. But one subspecies of...

Towards Two Billion Trees: New Plan to End Deforestation and Aid Koala Recovery in...

Written by: Kimberly White  The World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia has announced a new strategy to aid koala recovery...

Critically Endangered Crocodile Confirmed Nesting in Nepal After 37 Years

Written by: Shreya Dasgupta There may be a glimmer of hope for the critically endangered gharial, a unique crocodile...

Satellite Collars to Reinforce Elephant Protection Efforts in Nigeria

Written by: Kimberly White  Elephants in Nigeria are getting a technological boost in protection. The Wildlife Conservation Society Nigeria...

UN Environment and adidas Runtastic Team Up to Run Wild for Snow Leopards

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and digital health and fitness giant adidas Runtastic have...

Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown...

Written by: Charlie Gardner, Jake Bicknell, Matthew Struebig, and Zoe Davies It’s tempting to...

Sumatra survey looks to identify at-risk rhinos for captive breeding

Written by: Junaidi Hanafiah Translated by: Aria Danaparamita As Indonesia prepares to launch a new captive-breeding...

Spiders are threatened by climate change – and even the biggest arachnophobes should be...

Written by: Sergio Henriques Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests...

Mass starvation of reindeer linked to climate change and habitat loss

Written by: Ilona Kater Reindeer are incredibly hardy creatures – they survived the last...

Kenya Launches Awareness Campaign to Stop Illegal Ivory Trade

Written by: Kimberly White The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has officially launched the “Ivory Trade is a...

Elephant and Rhino Populations Rebounding Following Poaching Crackdown in Tanzania

Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino and elephant populations are on the rise in Tanzania. The population rebound is a...

Thousands of Endangered Wildlife Seized in Joint INTERPOL-WCO Operation

Written by: Kimberly White  INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO) took on wildlife traffickers last month with Operation...

WildAid Announces New Plan to Strengthen Marine and Coastal Areas

Written by: Kimberly White WildAid has announced an ambitious new plan to strengthen enforcement of 250 marine and coastal...

Conservation Win for Elephants in Mozambique

Written by: Kimberly White Once plagued with wildlife crime, the Niassa National Reserve has become a safe haven for...

Action is needed to save West Africa’s critically endangered chimpanzees

Written by: Tatyana Humle, Rosa Garriga, and Luna Cuadrado In 2016, the International...

Climate change is putting even resilient and adaptable animals like baboons at risk

Written by: Isabelle Catherine Winder Baboons are large, smart, ground-dwelling monkeys. They are found...

How vanishing lizards in Madagascar led to a troubling discovery about deforestation and climate...

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Daniel Grossman Barry Sinervo and two dozen coauthors in...

New Campaign Calls on Japan to End Ivory Trade

Written by: Kimberly White WildAid Japan and Tears of the African Elephant (TAE) are calling on Japan to end...

Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change

Written by: Greg McDermid, David Laskin, and Scott Nielsen Toward the end of each...

Camera traps are revealing the secret lives of Britain’s mammals

Written by: Sian Green Wildlife populations are declining globally, but it’s not all doom and gloom. We’re...

Deadly frog fungus has wiped out 90 species and threatens hundreds more

Written by: Benjamin Scheele and Claire Foster It started off as an enigma. Biologists at field...

Here’s what that house proud mouse was doing – plus five other animals who...

Written by: Sophia Daoudi and Jan Hoole A house proud mouse, considerately tidying up the workbench...

Fireflies: Stars of the Forest

Written by: Kimberly White The days are getting longer and sweet scents fill the air; anticipation gets stronger with...

The Gentle Leviathan: Giant Oceanic Manta Rays

Written by: Kimberly White An elusive ocean wanderer, the giant oceanic manta ray glides effortlessly through its alluring undersea...

New agreement to boost transborder conservation of rhinos, elephants, and tigers in India and...

Written by: Mayank Aggarwal/Mongabay India and Nepal, which share a border running more than 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles),...

Do we need a wildlife crime convention?

Written by: John E. Scanlon There is no global agreement on wildlife crime, nor any universally agreed definition of wildlife crime.

“Holy Grail” of Bees Rediscovered After Nearly Four Decades

Written by: Kimberly White Last month a search team embarked on a journey to Indonesia to find the “holy grail” of bees....

Spotlight on the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Written by: Kimberly White In the weeks leading up to World Pangolin Day, officials around the world have seized...

IUCN Study Provides “Glimmer of Hope” for Borneo’s Orangutans

Written by: Kimberly White Last week, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released their new study, Reforesting for the...

Mountain Gorilla: Population Increase Gives Hope

Written by: Kimberly White The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has reclassified the Mountain Gorilla from “critically...

Nepal Set to Double National Tiger Population

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Nepal announced that the country’s wild tiger population has nearly doubled since 2009.