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Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 11, 2018
Conflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.
Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 20, 2017
Researchers document the loudest sound ever recorded in fish.
Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 12, 2017
Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world.
Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All
Catherine Offord | Oct 8, 2017
Researchers identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
North American Ash on Brink of Extinction
Catherine Offord | Sep 15, 2017
The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.
Book Excerpt from
Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril
Daniel T. Blumstein, Benjamin Geffroy, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 10, 2017
In the introduction to the book, its editors lay out the case for taking a serious, and mechanistic, look at how visiting natural places for pleasure affects ecology and animal behavior.
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Benjamin Geffroy, Daniel T. Blumstein, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 3, 2017
As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.
IUCN Declares Giraffes Vulnerable to Extinction
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 9, 2016
The iconic mammals have been declining in number for decades and could face extinction if conservation measures are not enacted.
World Leaders Create Antarctic Marine Reserve
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 28, 2016
After years of negotiation, 24 nations and the European Union banded together to protect 1.55 million square kilometers of the Antarctic Ocean from commercial fishing.
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
The iconic butterflies have flocked to their Mexican overwintering grounds, seemingly reversing recent population declines.