endangered species

endangered species

Kid Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Endangered Animals on Camera Traps

A unique project turned students at schools around the world into citizen scientists.
Sarah Emerson
19 hours ago
monk seal

Everything You Wanted to Know About This Monk Seal With an Eel in Its Nose

“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Sarah Emerson
12.6.18
Conservation

Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants

A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
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
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