Image of the Day: Lion Cam
Image of the Day: Lion Cam
A wildlife camera trap survey of critically endangered West African lions finds they have no preference for parks over trophy-hunting areas, possibly because of poor habitat quality in the no-hunting zones.
Image of the Day: Lion Cam
Image of the Day: Lion Cam

A wildlife camera trap survey of critically endangered West African lions finds they have no preference for parks over trophy-hunting areas, possibly because of poor habitat quality in the no-hunting zones.

A wildlife camera trap survey of critically endangered West African lions finds they have no preference for parks over trophy-hunting areas, possibly because of poor habitat quality in the no-hunting zones.

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Conflicts of Interest at Conservation Group IUCN: Investigation
Conflicts of Interest at Conservation Group IUCN: Investigation
Amy Schleunes | Feb 14, 2020
Buzzfeed uncovers trophy hunters among the ranks of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which, critics say, may be impeding wildlife protection.
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Image of the Day: Close Encounters
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Watch a hawk close in on a target.
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2019
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.
What Made Human Brains So Big?
What Made Human Brains So Big?
Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018
Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Ruth Williams | Mar 7, 2018
A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.  
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 10, 2017
A federal court had ordered the Idaho Fish and Game Department to destroy data collected from a protected wilderness area. 
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2017
An artist’s impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived. 
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2016
Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.