Conservation

Science Solved It
Science Solved It

After Hundreds of Years, We’ve Finally Figured Out How These Flies Can Swim Underwater

Alkali flies have been a fixture of Mono Lake, California for hundreds of years, but scientists only recently unravelled the secret of their aquatic abilities.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.17.18
Conservation
Conservation

We’ve Saved One of the Coral Reefs by Simply Bothering to Do Something

Coral doesn’t have to be doomed, we just have to actually try to save it.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Conservation
Conservation

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, received a settlement from the school after he sued for infringing on his academic freedom.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.15.18
whaling
whaling

Japan’s Latest Whale Hunt Killed 122 Pregnant Females and 114 Juveniles

It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
Capture Loops
Capture Loops

Oregon Wants to Kill More Federally-Protected Sea Lions to Save Endangered Fish

A case study in the unforeseen consequences of well-meaning attempts at wildlife conservation in the Pacific Northwest, so protective as to be counterproductive.
Leslie Nemo
4.7.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

Ecotourism in Costa Rica Is Putting Wildlife at Risk

Ecotourism has been a positive force in some ways, but native species like the jaguar, sloth, and howler monkey are losing ground to development.
Tracey Lindeman
4.6.18
ecology
ecology

Justice for the Swamp: Why We Hate Some Ecosystems and Not Others

It's not just the rainforests that need saving.
Melissa Cronin
4.6.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

Trump’s Border Wall Would Condemn US Jaguars to Extinction

“A viable jaguar population could be reestablished in the US, but not if the wall is built.”
Stephen Leahy
4.5.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

Jaguars Literally Cannot Resist Calvin Klein’s ‘Obsession for Men’

Scientists spray the fragrance on camera traps to attract jaguars for research.
Lisa Cumming
4.4.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

Watch Our 360/VR Documentary 'Living With Jaguars' on Saving the Wild Cats of Brazil

We took VR cameras to the Brazilian Pantanal, which is home to one of the highest densities of wild jaguars in the world.
Kate Lunau
4.3.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

The ‘Path of the Jaguar’ Aims to Secure this Big Cat’s Enormous Range

Jaguars are increasingly isolated due to habitat fragmentation. Environmentalists, scientists, and locals are working to secure their free passage across over a dozen countries.
Becky Ferreira
4.3.18
ecology
ecology

Fires Are Sometimes What a Forest Needs the Most

The Karuk Tribe in northern California has been prevented from practicing ceremonial landscape burns for 100 years. Now, ecologists are starting to realize that was a mistake.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.18