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
Wildlife experts mourn the loss of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia. Tam's death is a huge blow to conservation efforts, given that the species is already considered a critically endangered species in the world.
Animals May 28, 2019
Are the giant basking sharks making a population comeback? After years of occasional sightings, recent sightings catch the sharks in numbers not seen in decades.
Animals May 10, 2019
PETA is taking a lot of heat online after the organization criticized Steve Irwin in a tweet. The controversial tweet came after Google honored Irwin on what would have been his 57th birthday.
Feature | Science February 24, 2019
Deforestation rates have increased in the past decade amid the sustainability classification of major palm oil forests. Researchers urged the stakeholders to consider other alternatives to mitigate its negative effects on environment and people.
Earth/Environment December 10, 2018
Wildlife conservation found an ally in Wildbook, an open-source software that tracks and collects wildlife data from sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The AI-powered tool enhances research collaboration and efforts to prevent species extinction.
Animals June 26, 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
A new study claims that it is normal to spot alligators on beaches and mountain lions away from mountains. The appearance of animals in unexpected places is caused by wildlife conservation efforts and is good for both animals and humans.
Animals May 8, 2018
Fire salamanders In Europe are facing possible extinction due to a skin-eating fungal disease. Infected amphibians rapidly succumb to the deadly Asian fungus, which could even reach the United States through the pet trade.
Animals April 21, 2017
As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.
Earth/Environment March 13, 2017
Loggerhead turtle nesting season is here, and conservationists are making arduous attempts to preserve marine life reproduction grounds. Palm Springs is once again the center of attention as one of the most reputed sea turtle nesting habitats in the world.
Animals March 3, 2017
The National Zoo triggered an intense Twitter battle that had many people hooked. Various zoos across the country as well as abroad sent in their submissions for the #CuteAnimalTweetOff
Viral January 29, 2017
Exploring the great outdoors and engaging in recreational activities in nature have been proven to have a positive impact on overall health and wellness. But recreation in protected areas also has negative effects on wildlife.
Earth/Environment December 25, 2016
Many oppose hunting lions, which was evident in the uproar that followed the killing of Cecil the lion. However, researchers are saying that trophy hunting can actually be good for the lions and their habitat.
Animals September 27, 2016
A new report confirms a grim outlook for the population of African elephants: the species has suffered a major decline in the last 10 years. Experts are seeking out proposals to strengthen the conservation of the species.
Animals September 25, 2016
The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is considered as the one 'true' wolf species in North America, a new study suggests. How can this affect the Endangered Species Act?
Animals July 28, 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
Wildlife SOS launched an online petition to stop Amazon from selling wildlife specimens and hunting gear, such as snares and leghold traps. This NGO in India also urged the U.S.-based retailer to take down DIY books about hunting traps.
Animals May 16, 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
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
With the help of Britain’s two giant Pandas, scientists will examine excrements to better understand these species’ eating habits. Doing so will also aid species conservation.
Animals April 14, 2016
A rare Sumatran rhino spotted in Kalimantan died of leg infection. International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned that these rhino species are at risk of extinction, with only about 100 of them in the wild.
Earth/Environment April 7, 2016
Wildlife researchers find enough habitats for tigers to proliferate, doubling their number by 2022. There are only 3,200 tigers left in the wild today.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2016
An orphaned Louisiana black bear cub is slowly regaining his health and will even soon have a foster mother. This adds to the good news of the animal being removed from the endangered species list out of continuing conservation efforts.
Earth/Environment March 14, 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
Introducing new species into an ecosystem speeds up the naturally slow process of evolution. However, this has several consequences for the ecology of the ecosystem, scientists said.
Animals February 24, 2016
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is working with Highland Wildlife Park on a polar bear breeding program. Polar bears Arktos and Victoria are being paired up in this animal conservation effort.
Earth/Environment February 20, 2016
Scientists have recently planned to breed tortoises from Chelonoidis donfaustoi to genetically match the DNA of the Pinta tortoises. These Galápagos tortoise species became extinct when Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta tortoises, died in 2012.
Earth/Environment December 17, 2015
The notoriously difficult challenge of getting pandas in captivity to mate could be overcome by letting the animals indicate their choice of a partner, researchers suggest. Pandas who select each other are the most successful in producing cubs, they say.
December 16, 2015
IFV births in dogs, which has eluded researchers for decades, has been accomplished in Cornell University labs. The technique could prove useful in wildlife conservation, helping save endangered species of wild dogs, wolves and foxes, researchers say.
December 10, 2015
Australia threatens to take Japan to court over its plans to once again hunt whales in the Southern Ocean. Commercial whaling has been banned since 1986; Japan says it conducts 'scientific whaling' under an exemption to that ban.
December 8, 2015
International collaboration on protection efforts are needed for migratory birds that cross borders on their migrations, a study suggests. Ninety percent of the world's migratory species are inadequately protected, researchers say.
December 4, 2015
A bright orange Francois' Langur monkey, one of the world's rarest monkey was born in Taronga zoo. It is listed in the world's endangered species as its population declined by 50 percent in the last 36 years.
Animals November 30, 2015
Researchers identify a fungus causing disease and death in wild snakes in nine U.S. snakes. Disease is affecting seven snake species important to ecosystems, they report.
November 25, 2015
Malnourished northern fur seal pups showed up on California beaches. The impact of ocean water changes on food supplies is likely the reason, experts suggest.
November 23, 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
Loss of habitat and conflict with humans is causing lion numbers in Africa to dwindle, study finds. Except in managed reserves, numbers are dropping througout much of the continent, conservationists say.
October 27, 2015
Newborn orca brought the population of orcas living around Puget Sound in Washington to a healthy 83, researchers say. Newest calf spotted swimming with its mother by whale researchers.
October 26, 2015
A recent study in California revealed that ecotourism has several harmful effects to wild animals. Wildlife scientists look into evidence of behavioral alteration within these wild animals.
Earth/Environment October 10, 2015
A dead whale turned up near Fremont in California, adding to the several dead whales appearing in the Bay Area this year.
Society September 28, 2015
Panning across almost 65 square miles, a new virtual tour of Kenya's Samburu National Reserve looks to reignite conservation and anti-poaching efforts in the area.
Internet September 15, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend millions to restore habitats for the monarch butterfly. Agriculture, deforestation and development have hit the iconic orange-and-black butterflies hard.
August 25, 2015
A new report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suggests that killing cormorants has no effect on the decreasing population of endangered fish. With this, conservationists demand an investigation into the federal agency's approval of bird killings.
Earth/Environment August 13, 2015
Non-profit conservationist org Protect created a device to monitor wildlife activity and notify authorities for any signs of poaching. The device involves a heart rate monitor, GPS and a video camera. The group plans to save other animals with the use of this device.
Earth/Environment July 26, 2015
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