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Ending the Bushmeat Trade Once and for All

It’s time to implement solutions that make the bushmeat trade unnecessary Since the coronavirus emerged, there has been public outcry demanding the closure of...

Who Needs a Border Wall? Plant Some Mesquite Instead.

Build a border wall? Here’s an idea that’s better for communities and the climate... What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health,...

How Reintroducing Bison to the Great Plains Has Helped Biodiversity

Bison are back, and that benefits many other species on the Great Plains. Driving north of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, an extraordinary landscape comes into view. Trees...

10 Stunning 19th Century Great Barrier Reef Illustrations and Photos

Images from William Saville-Kent's The Great Barrier Reef of Australia (1893) While naming and arranging corals in the Natural History Department of the British Museum,...

Do You Know these 12 Strange Facts About Endangered Species?

How much do you know about our incredible natural world and the species who live here? Here are 12 interesting facts about our endangered...

Border Walls Threaten Entire Species with Extinction

President Trump’s notorious border wall is just one transboundary threat to the world’s wildlife. Conservation experts have long warned that President Donald Trump’s pet border-wall...

It’s Not Just Asia; Western Consumption Feeds the Wildlife Trade

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: Wealthy Western nations are helping to drive the global wildlife trade. Three-quarters of new and emerging infectious diseases...

How North America Ended Its Out-of-Control Wildlife Trade and What Asia Can Learn

Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here’s how North America did it a century ago. It was a dark time for animals. Poaching...

Why Trump’s Removal of Protections from Seamounts Marine Monument Is a Huge Mistake

Trump Administration Eliminates Protections for Vast Ocean Monument — Experts React Here’s why the action is so harmful, how it’s possibly illegal, and why it...

These Baby Humpback Whales Are Plumping up for Migration

Newly released video footage gives us a glimpse of a rarely seen behavior: baby humpback whales nursing in the sheltered breeding grounds of Maui. ...

Only 4,000 Tigers Are in the Wild; and 25,000 Are Captive – but Not in Zoos

The Conversation editor’s note: Netflix’s new docuseries “Tiger King” takes viewers into the strange world of big cat collectors. Featuring eccentric characters with names...

Can Replanting Corals Stop Their Death Spiral?

The world's corals are in a state of crisis. Citizen scientists are helping speed up efforts to replant and regrow dying reefs, but is...