Niagara Falls-native Ippolit Bodounov pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 4,000 of medical leeches into Canada last year. He violated the country's Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.
Life & Style May 29, 2019
A dolphin that washed ashore in Florida was found to have a 24-inch plastic hose in its stomach. It is the second dolphin with plastic in the stomach found stranded in the area in the past month.
Animals May 26, 2019
Researchers of a new study find that human activity is causing animals to shrink. Habitat loss, deforestation, and climate change are just some of the impacts of human activity.
Animals May 25, 2019
Researchers found that elephants get scared and show violent behaviors when more tourists are present in the safari. The study demonstrated that tourism can have a big impact on animals' welfare in the wild.
Animals March 21, 2019
A controversial hippo culling is scheduled to happen in Zalbie this May. Activists and animal rights groups are protesting the plan, asking the government to immediately stop it.
Animals February 24, 2019
Just how much can humans affect wildlife? Researchers found that mammals worldwide, even those that are not nocturnal, are shifting to more nocturnal behavior to avoid human disturbance.
Animals June 15, 2018
Artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool to document information about wildlife. Using data from a crowdsourced platform, researchers converted images from motion-sensor cameras into texts and numbers that make up the wildlife census.
Animals June 6, 2018
Two scientists from the University of North Carolina at Raleigh released a new study that showcased coyotes’ expansion across North America. They found that coyotes lived in various habitats across the continent for over 10,000 years.
Animals May 23, 2018
The University of Queensland released a new study that revealed that over one-third of the planet’s wildlife conservations are vulnerable to human activities. The activities include road building, grazing, and urbanization.
Earth/Environment May 18, 2018
A leopard that attacked a toddler remains roaming in the wild. Wildlife authorities said the animal needs to be transferred to a more tamed location because of the threat it poses.
Animals May 9, 2018
Conservationists sent an appeal letter to the White House opposing President Trump's proposed Mexican-Texas border wall. The aforementioned wall is deemed destructive to wildlife habitat and ecotourism, particularly in the South Texas border.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2018
What to do when a bobcat attacks? Here's the question Steve Verschoor from Arizona ultimately answered for himself when he helped out a man and his dog struggling with a bobcat attack last weekend.
Animals July 18, 2017
After being hunted to the brink of extinction, New England's seal population is making a comeback. Current estimates put the population in the tens of thousands.
Animals June 15, 2017
Scientists discovered that human noise was almost double the amount of natural sounds in most national parks and animal reserves. This noise was harmful for the wildlife and disrupted their normal activities.
Earth/Environment May 5, 2017
A study says the effect of livestock grazing on the sage grouse population is determined by the amount of grazing and when it occurs. The findings could be a tool for land managers in assessing the impact of grazing.
Animals March 27, 2017
Surveillance video has caught a coyote following a doctor in his workplace in South Carolina. The doctor has come out of it unscathed, but are coyote attacks and appearance in an urban area fairly common?
Animals February 22, 2017
Scientists have successfully developed a facial recognition software that is less invasive and more effective in tracking lemurs in the wild. Researchers hope the software could be applied in a wide range of animal conservation efforts.
Animals February 17, 2017
A video of a massive alligator strolling through a Florida reserve is circulating on the internet, and experts confirm that the footage is real. The once endangered giant is endangered no more.
Animals January 22, 2017
Habitat loss abetted by rising human activity, including food production and depletion of water resources have led to the decline of 58 percent of wildlife between 1970 and 2012, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund.
Animals October 29, 2016
Rescue workers are working to capture and rehabilitate oiled birds and wildlife that have been affected by the oil spill in Louisiana. How does the oil discharge affect the animals?
Earth/Environment September 12, 2016
Wildlife officials decided to close the Yellowstone River to prevent further spread of the parasite that has killed thousands of fishes. How long will the closure last?
Earth/Environment August 19, 2016
A bird species in Africa known as honeyguides have been known to attract human honey-hunters through a special call. Now, a new study revealed that the relationship between humans and honeyguides is fostered by a two-way communication.
Animals July 22, 2016
The Great Lakes have been negatively affected by unregulated industrial waste dumping. New research suggests that two turtle species in the area could act as pollution barometers to monitor the Great Lakes' ecological health.
Earth/Environment June 11, 2016
After a long wait, two rare 'baby dragons' have finally hatched in Slovenia's Postojna cave. Tourists and scientists alike are in awe of the pale, slithering creatures.
Animals June 3, 2016
The rampant and illegal pet trade of birds in Indonesia is threatening to wipe out at least 13 bird species in the country, a new report revealed. Conservationists call for stricter law enforcement to save the birds.
Animals May 27, 2016
A wildlife group's petition has urged Amazon to stop the trade of animal specimen and hunting equipment that further endangers animals in the wild. Amazon India confirms the removal of 400 items from its website.
Animals May 24, 2016
The extensive range occupied by leopards all over the world have decreased by 75 percent over the years, a comprehensive report revealed. Scientists call for stronger conservation efforts and awareness about the plight of the big cats.
Animals May 5, 2016
Insect outbreaks reduce the potential impacts of wildfires. How does the so-called forest thinning help cut the severity of fires?
Earth/Environment April 29, 2016
Wildlife selfies captured in the forest of Amazon revealed stunning biodiversity. The numbers are in fact astonishing.
Earth/Environment April 25, 2016
Months after proposing to declare West Coast fishers as endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on April 14 declared that the animal's population is not threatened.
Animals April 17, 2016
Seven unique frog species are at risk of extinction due to killer fungus. Biologists say that the frog species can be saved through funding a research and disease management.
Earth/Environment April 12, 2016
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend more than $4 million to clean, upgrade and restore the Oregon wildlife refuge occupied by armed protesters earlier this year. Federal officials have released photos of the area, showing the mess that protesters left behind.
Earth/Environment March 26, 2016
Bear activity has been seen in the past week and bird feeders can attract bears to roam around residential areas. Wildlife officials urge residents to set aside bird feeders until Dec.1.
Earth/Environment March 21, 2016
Wind turbines are essential in harnessing wind energy, but the devices have been linked to widespread bat mortality. Now, scientists in Maryland have identified the origin of the bat species that comprised the majority of wind turbine-related deaths in North America.
Animals March 19, 2016
Environmentalist research company Traffic presented a report showing that a lot of the illegal wildlife trafficking in Malaysia happens via Facebook Groups. The numbers are worrying and the social media company promised to take action against the trend.
Legal March 3, 2016
There are about 700 genetic differences between salmon born in hatcheries and their wildlife counterparts, a new study revealed. The finding settles the question of whether farm-raised salmon can be genetically changed after a brief period of domestication.
Animals February 21, 2016
El Jefe is believed to be the last remaining wild jaguar in the U.S. and is living in a protected habitat in the Santa Rita Mountains located outside of Tucson. Conservation groups released the first video of El Jefe roaming in the wild.
February 4, 2016
For the second time in the past few months, a 9-foot-long green anaconda appeared in neighborhood in Florida. Officials believe the snake was illegally acquired.
Society February 4, 2016
DNA confirms what song differences suggest; a species of thrush in India and China is, in fact, two distinct species. The song of the forest thrushes is much more musical than that of their mountaintop counterparts, researchers note.
January 23, 2016
BBC's new documentary 'World's Sneakiest Animals' kicked off on Christmas Day. The three-part documentary features sneaky survival skills that include a genetic mutation that led some lionesses to grow mane and roar like males to ward off predators and enlarge territorial area.
Earth/Environment December 27, 2015
A toxin in algae causes sea lions to become confused, interfering with their search for food, researchers say. The result is stranding of malnourished animals on California beaches.
Earth/Environment December 15, 2015
Wisdom, the world’s oldest tracked wild bird, was spotted at a wildlife refuge with her mate and is expected to lay an egg at the age of 64 years old. Experts are glad to see the Laysan albatross return to the nesting ground.
Animals December 1, 2015
We know that Bindi Irwin can sing, act and dance blindfolded – but did you know that she once received a cheetah for her birthday, or that her least favorite subject is Math? Here is a list of things you might not have known about the young conservationist.
Movies/TV Shows November 12, 2015
A large alligator was found wandering outside a shopping center. A female alligator wrangler successfully captured then brought the animal to an alligator reserve for its safety.
Society November 9, 2015
The virus that can kill both birds and people is having an effect on many more kinds of birds than had been thought, researchers say. One species has lost 15 million birds to the disease, they say.
Animals November 4, 2015
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