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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.
TS Picks: February 29, 2016
Bob Grant | Feb 29, 2016
Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law
New Species Galore
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2014
A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014
Bats Make a Comeback
Molly Sharlach | Dec 22, 2014
Citizen-scientist data obtained through the U.K.’s National Bat Monitoring Programme show that populations of 10 bat species have stabilized or are growing.
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Molly Sharlach | Nov 16, 2014
Researchers find high stress hormone levels in the hair of hunted wolves in Northern Canada.