endangered species

killer whales

Our Efforts to Save the Whales May Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’

Both Canada and the US have failed to protect the endangered southern resident killer whale, whose population today is 74.
Alastair Spriggs
10.10.18
endangered species

We Just Discovered This Bird and It's Already Almost Extinct

The blue-throated hillstar is a striking hummingbird. It’s also critically endangered.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.18
endangered species

Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Reinstated as Endangered Species, Judge Rules

A judge has overturned a controversial decision by the Trump administration to remove federal protections from Yellowstone’s iconic grizzly bears.
Sarah Emerson
9.25.18
tuna sushi

Scientists Are Taming Endangered Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for Our Sushi

Scientists at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have spent 15 years trying to domesticate Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean’s greatest apex predators.
Mark Mann
6.14.18
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
Outer Limits

For the Love of Rattlesnakes, Scrub All GPS Data from Your Nature Photos

That goes for any at-risk species when poachers and collectors are scanning social media to scout new populations to ransack.
Asia Murphy
10.23.17
Conservation

Nearly Half of Canada’s Monitored Wildlife Populations Are In Decline

They include woodland caribou, lake whitefish, and swift fox.
Jacob Dubé
9.14.17
African Vulture Crisis

Smoking Endangered Vulture Brains in South Africa

What happens when a cultural tradition is at odds with the survival of a species?
Caroline Haskins
6.23.17
Hidden From View

Interpol Says There Really Are Dark Web Rhino Horn Traffickers

One of the dark web’s most pervasive myths may have an element of truth behind it.
Joseph Cox
6.15.17
Baby Big Cats

Baby Florida Panthers Are What We All Need Right Now

Some very important (and very cute) kittens have been spotted near Florida’s Caloosahatchee River.
Sarah Emerson
3.28.17
and maybe Jurassic Park them

This Scientist Wants to Sequence the Genomes of 8,000 Endangered Animals Before They’re Gone

Sequencing the genomes of species most at risk can help us figure out which species need our attention the most.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.22.17
Tiger Drone Video

That Viral Video of Tigers Chasing a Drone Is From a Slaughter Farm, Folks

The truth about a popular video of Siberian tigers chasing a drone will surely depress you.
Sarah Emerson
2.23.17