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COVID-19 Could Intensify Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Sun Bears

The world’s smallest bears face oversized pressure from poaching, traditional medicine, and the illegal pet trade. The COVID-19 pandemic could make things even worse. Last...

Could This Be a Gamechanger for Ocean Conservation?

A historic international treaty to protect marine biodiversity is currently being negotiated, but will it be strong enough to create reserves and boost conservation...

Do You Suffer from Biophobia?

It's an Emerging Threat to Conservation: the Fear of Nature It’s called “biophobia,” a disconnection from nature that’s reducing our collective will to preserve species...

Top 10 Ocean Biodiversity Hotspots that Need Protection

A new study took a deep dive into critical aspects of ocean life to identify the areas of the high seas most worthy of...

8 Stunning Examples of Bioluminescence in Nature

The first time I experienced bioluminescence in nature was when I was a child living in Houston, Texas. I remember running around barefoot in...

Asia’s Road-Building Boom Is Threatening Already Endangered Tigers

Tigers are one of the world’s most iconic wild species, but today they are endangered throughout Asia. They once roamed across much of this...

These 19th Century Illustrations Depict the Beauty of Bugs

This article and collection of exquisite insect illustrations by Jean-Henri Fabre is from The Public Domain Review, an online journal and nonprofit that's "dedicated...

Park Closures due to COVID-19 Are Giving Wildlife a Break

In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, social media was flooded with reports of animals reclaiming abandoned environments. According to one widely shared...

Is this Artificial Reef in Sydney Harbor an Answer to Coral Destruction?

Earth’s oceans have seen better days. They’re inundated with plastic waste, both whole single-use plastics and tons of plastic microparticles that find their way...

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Working on Bill to End Factory Farming

Two U.S. senators – Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker – have joined forces on a bill to ban large-scale factory farming by 2040. The...

Wild Horses and Indigenous People: A Shared History

Horse sanctuaries along the Native American Horse Trail are working to save America’s last Indigenous horses and rewrite official histories that claim they don’t...

Slaughterhouse Workers Given the Opportunity to Make Vegan Meat

The novel coronavirus pandemic and other deadly diseases have devastated pig- and bird-flesh supplies – what better time to overhaul this filthy industry? Forget worrying...