To combat the poaching and help preserve the sanctity of Indonesia’s wildlife, the nation’s top Muslim clerics have issued a fatwa against poachers.
One of the most majestic endangered species in the American Southwest, the jaguar, may get a little bit of breathing room, in the form of habitat protection across 764,207 acres (1194 square miles) of southern Arizona and New Mexico. Thanks to the work of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), the US Fish and Wildlife […]
What does a shark actually see from its perspective? How does it spend its time, where/why does it travel, and how does it eat? Well, we now have a better idea — new research from the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo has revealed, for the first time, a shark’s eye view of […]
True Lemurs, found only on the isolated island of Madagascar, are the most endangered mammalian group on the planet — more than 90% of all known lemur species are rapidly approaching extinction, primarily as the result of deforestation and habitat loss. Previous conservation efforts have been generally ineffective, so how do you prevent their extinction? […]
The sand cat (Felis margarita) is probably one of the most interesting animals that you’ve never heard of — just imagine something like a domestic cat, but with giant ears, furry paws, a very curious personality, and a desert home. 🙂 Got your attention yet cat lovers? If I have, then enjoy the article below. […]
If you’re looking for truly unique gift for your lover this Valentine’s Day, you might have to get a little primal. For the environmentally minded, the sounds of some of the Earth’s most endangered species might be a fitting reminder that we have a responsibility to the animal kingdom, and there’s no better place than […]
Imagine: You are a zoologist on a research expedition, exploring the remote riverine ecosystems in some of the remotest parts of the Brazilian Amazon river basin…You have heard rumors from the local tribes people of a large, strange, long-nosed creature that inhabits the waters here (it’s bad luck to kill a such a creature)…You know […]
What is being call a catastrophic collapse in the lion population has left fewer than 250 adults of breeding age left the wild. As such, there is a real possibility that nothing can be done to prevent West African lions going extinct, according to a recent survey. The research behind the survey was conducted by […]
Here’s a video with some beautiful music and some chilling pics of our changing climate: Apparently, the song is by Emily Maguire.
[UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2015; see UPDATE NOTE below] On Monday morning, December 2, an animal rights group called the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court of New York. The goal of the lawsuit — the first of three planned — is to persuade the court that chimpanzees (and other highly […]
A new species of wildcat has just been identified in Brazil by researchers from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. The new species — Leopardus guttulus — is currently listed as threatened. It had previously been assumed that there was just a single species of housecat-sized Brazilian tigrina, but now new research has […]
A rare antelope-like creature called a saola — and nicknamed the ‘Asian Unicorn’ for its two long sharp horns (that may look like one horn from the right angle) — has been captured on film for the first time in 15 years. The critically endangered animal is native to Southeast Asia and was last first […]
These cats are so rare they were once believed to possibly be extinct. Recently researchers caught them on video using camera traps, proving they do still exist in the wild, though their numbers are very low. “We discovered that randomly placed cameras have a big influence on the species recorded,” said Dr. The cameras record […]